Felt Pumpkin Banner using HeatnBond Fusible Lite Adhesive
Crisp mornings, crunchy leaves and warm colors all bring such lovely feelings to me. Decorating for fall is one of my favorite things to do. Today I’m going to share how I made this simple Felt Pumpkin Banner using HeatnBond Lite Fusible Adhesive. The fabrics in this post were generously provided by Blend Fabrics and the line is Fall Goodness by Cori Dantini.
Felt Pumpkin Banner using HeatnBond Fusible Adhesive Instructions:
To begin you will need to gather your supplies. I love working with wool blend felt, but any felt will do. A variety of fabrics makes this project fun, scraps would work wonderfully. You will also need freezer paper and of course HeatnBond Lite. If you wish to make this a no-sew project, you can easily switch out the HeatnBond Lite for HeatnBond Ultra. You will also need the pattern pieces found HERE.
I have found that tracing the pattern onto freezer paper is the easiest way to cut shapes out of felt. I just use the regular old freezer paper from the grocery store, rip off a piece and trace the pattern onto the paper (not waxy) side. Then, I use a warm iron, with no steam to stick the freezer paper onto the felt. Once you have cut out the pieces, the freezer paper will peel right off the felt! So, to start making your banner, trace however many copies of pumpkins you want to make onto the paper side of the freezer paper and the paper side of your Heat n Bond Lite.
Follow the directions to fuse the HeatnBond Lite to the wrong side of the fabric. Use a medium iron to stick the freezer paper to your felt. Cut out all your pieces.
Remove the paper backing from the HeatnBond Lite (also remove the freezer paper from your felt) and fuse the fabric pieces to the felt pieces. Using a small zig-zag stitch, sew around the stem and the large pumpkin piece.
Center the middle pumpkin piece on top of the large pumpkin piece and again using the zig zag stitch, sew around the middle section of the pumpkin. Make sure the stem is low enough to be caught in the stitches around this section.
*If you are doing a no-sew version, once you fuse the fabric pieces to the felt pieces, you can use Fabric Fuse Liquid Adhesive to glue the stem and centerpieces in place
Repeat for as many pumpkins as you want and you are done! I used some jute and clothespins to make my banner, but you could attach the pumpkins to ribbon, add hangars to make ornaments or sew them onto a pillow for a fun decorative piece. The options are endless!
Have fun making these little cuties!