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A Walk in the Woods Pumpkins by Designer Audrey Pettit

Supplies:
Therm O Web Stitch n’ Sew Sewable Fleece Interfacing
Fabric: A Walk in the Woods collection by Jennifer Heynen
Trim: May Arts
Other: Scissors, thread, polyfill fiber

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This week, we are lucky enough to be working with the brand new A Walk in the Woods fabric collection by Jennifer Heynen. I created a pair of sweet fabric pumpkins using not only Jennifer’s adorable new fabric, but her accompanying new pattern booklet, too. This was such a fun and easy project, even for a beginner sewer like me, and I love the festive feel they add to my home decor. As a matter of fact, these were such a breeze to create, I think I may make a few more for gifts for friends and family.

Jennifer’s pattern booklet instructions are super simple to follow, and I’ve taken a few step out photos of the process to share, too. The booklet includes two patterns for pumpkins, one 8″ and one 5 1/2″. To begin, locate the patterns in the instruction booklet, cut them out, then follow the instructions for cutting out the required fabric pieces.

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For the pumpkin forms, you will need 5 sections cut out in each size. Be sure to fold your fabric together, with wrong sides facing, and place the long edge of the pattern piece along the fold before pinning and cutting.

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For assembly, place two pumpkin pieces together, with right sides facing, and pin in place. Stitch along one side, leaving a 2 1/2″- 3″ opening for turning. Back stitch at the beginning and end of each seam.

Note: * a 1/4″ seam allowance should be used for all piecing.

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Add another piece to the pumpkin, pinning and sewing the entire side this time. Continue adding pumpkin pieces until all five of the pieces are sewn together, including the 2nd side of piece 5 sewn to the 2nd side of piece 1.

Clip along the curved raw edges, being careful not to clip through any stitching.

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Turn so the pumpkin body is right side out, and fill with fiberfill. Hand stitch the opening closed.

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For the leaves, cut out 1 leaf and 1 leaf reversed for each pumpkin. Then cut one leaf from Therm O Web StichnSew™ Fleece sewable interfacing for each.

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Layer one leaf onto one leaf reverse and top with the interfacing leaf. Pin together and machine stitch around the edge, leaving an opening at the bottom. Clip the curved raw edges, then turn your leaf right side out. I added a bit of top stitching to my leaves. Tuck the bottom raw edges under, and hand stitch the leaf openings closed.

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For the stems, fold the stem in half with right sides facing, and stitch along the short end. Pin the round top to one side of the stem and sew around it as well.

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Clip the raw edges around the top of the stem, then turn it and fill with fiberfill.

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Lightly hand stitch the leaves to the top of the pumpkins. Hand stitch around the bottom edge of the stem and pull the thread so the raw edges turn inward. Position the stem onto the center of the pumpkin and stitch in place.

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Tie ribbon around the stem of each pumpkin, and enjoy!


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Be sure to join us all this week as we share projects featuring Jennifer Jangles new for fall fabric collection, A Walk in the Woods and her new pattern book!

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Plus we’ll include some of our new HeatnBond® EZ Print Sheets, Liquid Fabric Fuse™, HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece and some other must have products to help you recreate the ideas we share! 

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22 Comments on Jennifer Jangles Week- A Walk in the Woods Pumpkins

  1. Michelle Myers
    September 30, 2014 at 8:40 am (4 years ago)

    This is such a neat project! Would love to win the book & fabric so I can create some of these for my home and to give to family members! Thank you for the chance!

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  2. Lori M.
    September 30, 2014 at 9:31 am (4 years ago)

    As always Jennifer has made the cutest pumpkin pattern ever. She is such a creative artist. Love her work and HeatnBond…..

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  3. Cindy Pilkington
    September 30, 2014 at 9:55 am (4 years ago)

    Sweet fabric pumpkins! Great looking project book and fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. marylouh
    September 30, 2014 at 9:58 am (4 years ago)

    Having the windows open and the fresh air coming in. After being cooped up all summer with AC and knowing you’ll be cooped up because of the cold soon – it’s nice to be able to the burning leaves (which we can’t do much around here any more)

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  5. Denise Bryant
    September 30, 2014 at 12:17 pm (4 years ago)

    These are awesome! Gorgeous fabrics!

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    • Denise Bryant
      September 30, 2014 at 12:18 pm (4 years ago)

      Forgot to say what I love about fall… the colors and the cool, crisp feel in the air!

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  6. Linsey
    September 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm (4 years ago)

    You are SO talented Audrey!!! These pumpkins are absolutely charming! What a wonderful and inspiring post! I almost feel like I could go and make my own pumpkins too! Wow, so incredible! Love them and thanks for sharing the process and pics of how you created these festive little beauties!!! So neato! 🙂

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  7. Vicki H
    September 30, 2014 at 2:58 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the changing colors of the leaves and the falling temperatures.

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  8. Aaron
    October 2, 2014 at 9:05 am (4 years ago)

    favorite fall things- coffee all day and potato soup!

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  9. Kathy Davis
    October 2, 2014 at 9:14 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the falling leaves and football!

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  10. Patty O'Malley
    October 3, 2014 at 8:22 am (4 years ago)

    Love the wonderful scents of the season.

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  11. Maria Patrick
    October 3, 2014 at 10:26 am (4 years ago)

    Those pumpkins are absolutely fabulous…so pretty and adorable!!!

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  12. mandysea
    October 4, 2014 at 2:27 am (4 years ago)

    OOOooooh, I so would love this! What amazing little pumpkins and the favric is absoloutely perfect all tied up with a green gingham bow! Fall…..love it – its all about the colour!

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  13. Lisa Eck
    October 4, 2014 at 1:08 pm (4 years ago)

    I like the the trees start to change colors and the fall decoration, and I also connect the fall with the smell of a pumpkin pie in the oven, it’s really a heavenly smell ☺

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  14. amy
    October 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm (4 years ago)

    Great prize-fabrics are so cute and perfect for a child’s quilt!

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  15. Nancy Zeratsky
    October 6, 2014 at 4:52 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great prize. Would make quilts for grandbaby.

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  16. Mary Dowell
    October 6, 2014 at 8:44 pm (4 years ago)

    I like the cool mornings and warm afternoons, it gives me a homey feeling and I find I spend more and more time in the sewing room.

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  17. Angie in SoCal
    October 6, 2014 at 8:54 pm (4 years ago)

    Cute and simple project. Thanks for the chance to win that fabulous fabric by Jennifer.

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  18. Sandy Overholt
    October 6, 2014 at 9:30 pm (4 years ago)

    Love love this new fabric, can’t wait to see it.

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  19. Judy Maggio
    October 7, 2014 at 12:15 pm (4 years ago)

    Can’t understand why you would include a contest on this email that is already closed. I received this email an hour ago.

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    • admin
      October 8, 2014 at 11:46 am (4 years ago)

      Hi Judy…thank you for the note. We will accept your comment toward the giveaway as we’ve not yet selected a winner. Please know we were not promoting the contest in the email but the project. It’s always good to visit the blog a few times a week to be sure to not to miss out on giveaways and promotions we have running. We do promote through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to make sure the word does reach everyone.

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  20. Susan
    October 8, 2014 at 11:13 am (4 years ago)

    Perfect fall fabric line and pumpkin project for a nana with two young grandsons……they are going to love being able to touch these beauties.

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