Thanks for coming by to see how I made the fabric leaf to go on my swatch pumpkin. It is very easy and uses the smallest of scraps.
Welcome back! Thanks for coming by to see how I made the pumpkins from fabric swatches.
As I mentioned, I had tons of fabric swatches that I had collected over the years and true to form, I simply could not throw them away. After years of collecting, the light bulb went off one day and I came up with these little swatch pumpkins as a way to use all my samples.
Happy Halloween everyone!
Although this has nothing to do with my topic of the month, “(Re)Purposed Sewing”, I couldn’t close out the month of October without sharing some holiday related images.
Last year I stopped in a great antiques market just to stroll through and soak up some inspiration. Enjoy!
Well, did you guess at the material I used to create this version of patchwork pumpkin?
Yes, fabric swatches started it all.
Back at it today with a different type of pumpkin – the one that started this whole addiction of mine. Put your thinking caps on and guess what I (re)purposed to make this little beauty.
Even though I have finished the (re)purposed projects with the vintage quilt [at least for now], I have a few more items to show you that involve reusing fabric for purposes that was not originally intended.
A co-worker was moving and cleaning out to lighten the load for the cross country move. A friend of his, who worked for a national furniture chain, had passed along upholstery samples for which I became the lucky recipient.
What, you ask, to do with fabric samples? Well that’s a silly question; you know me better than that! Make pumpkins of course!
Don’t you just love this little pink chenille number? She’s cute and prissy with that lace collar. She looks so much like those velvet pumpkins that are so trendy right now. The lace comes from my friend’s mother’s sewing stash. I love it!
At my friend, Connie’s request, here is a quick and easy how to for the patchwork pumpkin. I’ve got to warn you right now before I go any further: This project is addictive. You will not stop at just one. Heck, you might not stop at ten! Please do not hold me accountable should pumpkin making consume you and cause you to skip cooking dinner or doing the laundry. Blame Connie for asking! Create these at your own risk. Oh, and enjoy yourself during the process!