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duminică, 6 octombrie 2013

Pumpkin tutorial

Hy friends! I recently made some pumpkins for my own home, from fabric and I would like to share with you how simple is to make them. I do not reclaim that this is the only way to do them or that my way is good, nor that I invented the way and for sure I am not the only one explaining how to do them..

Buna prieteni! De curand am facut cativa dovleci pentru mine, din panza si mi-ar placea sa va arat cat de simplu sunt de facut. Nu sustin ca metoda mea este singura metoda de a-i face sau ca metoda mea este buna si nici nu sustin ca eu am inventat metoda si in mod sigur nu sunt prima care explica cum se fac..

You will only need a piece of fabric that you like, stuffing, needle and thread, 30-40 cm of black or brown cotton ribbon and a bit of hot glue.. You will start by drawing a circle on your fabric. Bigger the circle is, bigger ti will be your pumpkin. Consider that for a 15 cm diameter pumpkin, you will need a 40 cm diameter circle of fabric.

Tot ceea ce vei avea nevoie este o bucata de panza care-ti place, umplutura, ac si ata, 30-40 cm de panglica neagra sau maro din bumbac si  putin lipici la cald.. vei incepe prin a trasa pe panza un cerc. Cu cat este mai mare cercul, cu atat mai mare va fi dovleacul tau. Considera ca pentru un dovleac cu un diametru de 15 cm vei avea nevoie de un cerc din panza cu un diametru de 40 cm.

Then you will start to baste the edges of the fabric, folding the edges about an 1/2 inches. I reccomend you to use very thick thread as you will use it to tie the pumpkin at the end.

Apoi veti incepe prin a insaila marginile panzei, intorcand marginea spre interior circa 1.5 cm. Va recomand sa folositi ata foarte groasa pentru ca o veti folosi ca sa legati dovleacul la final.

After completing the thread circle on the edges, you can start stuffing the pumpkin..
Dupa ce ati completat cercul cu ata pe margine, puteti incepe sa umpleti dovleacul.

Then tie very well the opening. You will see it still remains a small opening. Don't panic ! I use this opening to put some more stuffing and the same opening it will be used for the handle.

Apoi legati foarte bine deschizatura. veti vedea ca mai ramane o mica deschizatura. Nu va panicati! eu folosesc aceasta mica deschizatura pentru a mai baga putina umplutura si aceeasi deschizatura va fi folosita pentru maner.

Then start creating the pumpkin's folds using thick thread and pulling hard while you divide the slices. 
Apoi incepeti sa creati faldurile dovleacului folosind ata groasa si tragand cu forta pe masura ce separati feliile.

Now you only have to create the handle. Using the black cotton ribbon, start wraping the ribon using hot glue, like in the above picture. When you have a 6-7 cm handle long, you can secure the ribon edge, aply a big amount of hot glue on the end of the handle and stick the handle in the pumpkin's opening about an inch and hold for several seconds.

Acum mai trebuie doar sa creati coada dovleacului. Utilizand panglica neagra de bumbac, incepeti sa o infasurati pe ea insasi, ca in fotografia alaturata. Cand aveti o coada de circa 6-7 cm lungime, puteti sa fixati capatul panglicii, aplicati o cantitate consistenta de lipici la cald si inserati capatul cozii cam un centimetru in deschizatura dovleacului, si tineti fix cateva secunde.

There you have your handmade pumpkin. It takes about 15 minutes to make one..
Si iata dovlecelul vostru. Dureaza cam 15 minute sa faci unul...

What do you think? Do you like them? Do you think they are easy to make?
Ce credeti? Va plac? Credeti ca sunt usor de facut?

Hugs, Cristina

I'm sharing my pumpkins to the linky party :
Ma alatur petrecerii :

9 comentarii:

  1. LOVE THIS! I'm so making some of these today!! Thanks for the tutorial! Found you over at The Farmhouse Porch-The Scoop! Nice to meet you!
    Jen Taylor

    1. Hy Jennifer! Welcome on my blog and thank you for becoming a follower.I'd love to see your pumpkins. Hugs, Cristina

  2. I love, love love your pumpkins and super tutorial. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing - -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/10/185th-inspire-me-tuesday.html. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  3. Hi! Found you on Savvy Southern Style. I linked up there as well. I have two left hands when it comes to sewing but I will try these. Maybe I have to re-read, but where do you anchor the thicker thread for the folds you make?

    Great project!

    Come visit me as well. Love your blog!



    1. Hy Linda! Thank you for your visit. Do you mean when I divide the slices? I use a very long thick thread, I choose a point on the fabric right in the middle of the pumpkin (the other side of the opening), then start to pass the thread from outside through that point,crossing the stuffing in the inside and pulling the needle from the opening. Then get your needle again in the middle point outside and pulling it through the opening and so on.. Form the pumpkin slices with your thread as you cut a pizza slices - first in two halfs, then in quarters and so on until you have the shape you like. Always remember to pull hard the thread...I'll sure visit you soon. Hugs, Cristina

  4. These look sooo fun. There are a lot of fabric pumpkins out there, but your fabric choice was right on!

    I host a weekly link party called Seasonal Sundays and would love to have you link your post. The post goes up at 7 pm EST on Saturday evening.

    - The Tablescaper

  5. These are beautiful! I love the choice of fabric and that you created such a good tutorial. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. Hi Patti! Thank you very much for your beautiful words. By the way, last week I visited your blog and I LOVE it! I tryied to become a follower but you don't have GFC....and it didn't work to subscribe on email, and bloglovin it's not my favourite choice......I think I'll go for bloglovin finally..Hugs, Cristina

  7. I love your pumpkin tutorial. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com


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