How to make an original pumpkin for Halloween from felt with your hands? Detailed instructions with step-by-step photos
Very soon we will receive the most unusual andthe original holiday of autumn is Halloween. Despite the fact that to celebrate this day we have become relatively recent, an unusual celebration with mysterious thematic attributes has firmly entered our modern life and is very popular both in children and adults. On Halloween, or the Day of All Saints, it is customary to arrange masquerades, transform into various kinds of evil spirits, prepare strange treats, but most importantly on this day people decorate their homes with specially made of pumpkin lanterns. It is the pumpkin that is a kind of symbol of Halloween, so without it you just can not do. If you did not manage to get a real fruit, do not despair, it can always be made by yourself, for example, sewing out felt, how exactly it is done, we will tell you below in our master class.
Tools and materials
So, in order for us and you to get such a pumpkin from felt, we need:
- sheet felt orange, brown and green;
- sintepon or any other filler;
- sewing needle;
- coil threads of green and orange;
- 10 cm thin green satin ribbon.
- simple pencil.
Description of work
1.To begin with, let's sketch out our future pumpkin on a sheet of paper with a simple pencil. Its size can be completely arbitrary, the main thing is enough felt. It is not difficult to draw a pumpkin by hand, but if you still have difficulties, you can always draw a similar object from a book or print it on a computer, having previously found the images you liked in the "World Wide Web" resources. Finally, you can take advantage of our option. 2.Produced image carefully cut out the contour with a pair of scissors, and then apply the resulting pattern on the double-folded felt sheet and carefully draw it with a simple pencil. 3. Next, we cut out two absolutely identical parts of the toy. 4.Those who once saw a real pumpkin probably noticed that the entire fruit is divided by small veins, as if on individual lobules, we also select them on our toy. To do this, we first apply to the front of the pumpkin, using the necessary pencil with the help of a simple pencil, and then insert a green thread into the sewing needle into two pieces and sew each strip with the usual "needle forward" seam. We will try to make stitches small and the same. 5.What kind of pumpkin we get. 6.After that, from the brown felt we cut out two small identical triangle-shaped eyes and sew each on the front part of the toy using the same "needle forward" seam, with small stitches of orange-colored threads in two pieces. 7.By the same principle, we cut out of brown felt and sew a triangular nose and a smiling mouth. To pumpkin looked cuter, the mouth can be slightly displaced in one direction and sewed like that. 8.Now we connect the front and back parts of the toy with each other, so that all their edges coincide and begin to sew them together. To do this, thread the green color in two pieces, pivot along the seam "needle forward", having receded from the edge of the work literally 2-3 millimeters. Also, we cut out a small tail from the green felt and sew it in place, while sewing both parts. 9.When the pumpkin is almost sewn, leave a small hole through which we stuff the toy with a sintepon. Also, for this purpose, any other artificial filler or conventional cotton wool may be used. It is important that the filler was not too much, and the pumpkin was the right shape, and did not resemble a barrel. 10. When the toy is completely sewn, from the segment of a thin satin ribbon of green color, 10 centimeters long, we form two small loops and sew them to the tail - this will have two small leaves. If you want this toy to be suspended, thereby decorating your home for the holiday, in addition to it you can sew an eyelet. Here is such a wonderful pumpkin from felt to Halloween, we got it!