Friday, September 27, 2013
SHABBY CHIC PUMPKINS
Lately I have been viewing all the different types of pumpkins many bloggers have been sewing. There have been so many fantastic styles: bright fall colors and shades of orange, country style plaids, glitzy - sparkly ones, black and white themed ones, some made from sweaters, woodland ones, natural looking ones, Victorian fufu lace ones and everything else in between!
I decided I wanted some vintage looking ones but in white shabby chic soft colors to match my kitchen buffet. I used white burlap (like the pillows I made before) which I sewed the crochet pieces over with an underlining of an old sheet I cut up. (another wards 3 layers on each section piece)
This is a good way to use up those crochet tablecloths with the holes in them as you just cut up small pieces and a tablecloth goes a long way toward lots of projects!!! At the top - I used pieces of this and that and after making the first one (not shown) I decided to keep the seams on the outside of the pumpkin. The first one I made I had them inside and didn't like it.
Here is the last smaller one I finished this morning. It has a tiny peach rosebud lace hanky at the top and I am using it on the dining room table:
What ever your style - there are some pumpkins waiting for you in your sewing area!!! The only supply I purchased for mine was the polyfill. This is also a fun way to use up old crochet doilies, linens, hankies, etc that Grandmother made and really aren't doing much good in the drawer somewhere!