Friday, September 24, 2010

Football Pumpkin Fun!

I've made these stuffed pumpkins in the past and they were a huge hit! I had so many requests last year when I didn't make them that I decided to bring them back for fall this year...with some twists! So look forward to some fun new designs I'll be posting about during the fall season!

Everyone can have ordinary orange pumpkins, but what about sports-themed pumpkins?

Start out by cutting out 6 pieces of fabric for the pumpkin and 2 pieces of felt for the stem. Click on the images below to get the templates.
Cut all the shapes out. Then pin the three sets of pumpkin panels with right sides together.

Using a 1/4 inch seam, sew only ONE side of each of the three panels.

After sewing all 3 panels, they can be put together to create the pumpkin shape. Pin two of the groups together with right sides in. Sew along ONE side of this group also.

Then attached the last group of panels. On this piece, sew around the whole thing, but leave a small hole for you to stuff it.

Turn the fabric right side out and stuff.

Pin the hole closed and hand-sew with a whip stitch.

For the stem, you have your two pieces of felt that you cut earlier. Pin them together and use a zig-zag stitch to attach the pieces together.

Add a tiny bit of stuffing to the inside of the stem to puff it out. You may need to use a small tool like a pen to push the stuffing in.

Pin the stem to the top of the pumpkin.

Hand-stitch all 4 corners of the stem to the pumpkin.

To make different sizes, just resize the panel and top templates.


And here's some Iowa ones for my sister who is a huge Hawkeyes fan!

P.S. If this is your template, please let me know and I can give you credit. I found this years ago and don't know where it came from...

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  1. This is the perfect idea for my FIL who is a HUGE Notre Dame fan with an Oct bday! Thanks, Lisa! : )

  2. What a great idea. Im a new follower through New Friend Friday!

  3. Beyond cute! I need to see if I can get my mama to make me some Gator pumpkins. I have no crafty talent myself. HA!

  4. Well, if those aren't the cutest dang things! My cousin's girlfriend would love these. He plays for the Atlanta Falcons.

    Too bad I've 'retired' from sewing, heehee!

  5. Those are great! The neighbors are huge Mizzou fans ... I'm sure they would LOVE some of those. Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

  6. such a great idea! I added it to my list of holiday gifts to make. :)

  7. These are so the stem too. What a great little gift these would be.

  8. Your pumpkings are adorable!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

  9. These are SO cute! My boyfriend would love them for our garage (or as we call it "The Man Cave") but I don't sew! :(

  10. Making some up right away for us Cheese Heads:) Thanks so much for awesome ideas! Susie

  11. i recently attended a sewing expo and in one class a lady brought a big pumpkin she used for a pin cushion i love pumpkins and plan on using this template (enlarged) to make my own pin cushion

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