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How to make a pumpkin pincushion

This pumpkin pincushion is the first of our kid-friendly Hallowe’en makes from the-S box October Illumination

It’s a simple, felt pincushion but this is such a quick and easy make that if you were celebrating Halloween and having a spooky party, these would make  fantastic decorations. They’re a lot safer and much less messy to make than carving out real pumpkins.


First draw around something round like a plate or bowl

and cut out a circle of orange felt.



Using a long stitch length,

sew a running stitch around the edge of the felt circle;

you can do this by hand or by machine


Now draw up the stitching as far as you can and stuff the pumpkin.

Either use toy stuffing, or if you have time scraps of wadding,

cut this up into small pieces – it works just as well


Now draw up the opening by stitching across the opening,

and re-shape the pumpkin into a round by squishing it



Using the green stranded cotton, stitch around the pumpkin but do not fasten off the thread yet…



Cut a green felt leaf

and attach it to the pumpkin using the rest of the green cotton.

Ta-dah How gorgeous is that? 10 mins for a super cute pumpkin pincushion, think what you could do in an afternoon…

For other halloween makes from the-S box October click here or why not come up to the-Stitchery on October 6th for Sew Saturday and drop into one of our totally FREE make and take workshops




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