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How to Sew a Pumpkin with Cuddle® Minky Plush Fabric (& Video Tutorial)

How to Sew a Pumpkin with Cuddle® Minky Plush Fabric (& Video Tutorial)

Goodbye summer, autumn is finally here! And if you’re anything like us, you’re excited to welcome in cooler weather and shorter days filled with fall colors, pumpkin spiced-everything, and of course, sewing!

Infinity scarves, robes and throw blankets are always a great place to start for fall-inspired sewing projects, but this week, we’re really embracing the season with a tutorial on how to sew a pumpkin with Cuddle® minky plush fabric.

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Teresa has taken the Pumpkin Sewing Pattern by Retro Mama and added her own flair (like usual) by making it with our luxurious Cuddle® minky plush fabrics. They’re great for festive decorative pieces to leave around the house, and the smaller versions can even be used as a pincushion.

As always, feel free to get creative by mixing different colors and textures of both Cuddle® and Luxe Cuddle® fabrics to make unique, one-of-a-kind fall creations!

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Fabrics and notions you’ll need to make a pumpkin with Cuddle® minky plush fabric

These products can be substituted for whatever you have on hand, but here is what Teresa recommends for her pumpkin tutorial:

  • Cuddle® or Luxe Cuddle® fabrics (1/4 yard of each)
  • Stainless Steel Snap-Off Graphics Knife (SAC-1 / Olfa)
  • 45mm rotary cutter
  • Felt tip marker
  • ByAnnie's Stiletto & Pressing Tool
  • Stuffing (Royal Silk or Poly-Fil / Fairfield World)
  • Long flower-head pins
  • Double sided fusible web (Appli-Web Plus / Quilters Select)
  • Polyester thread
  • 90/14 Stretch needle
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Pumpkin Sewing Pattern by Retro Mama

Tips for sewing a pumpkin with Cuddle® minky plush fabric

  • Choose a Cuddle® 3 for easier construction, but don’t be afraid of using a Luxe Cuddle® to make it extra fun and fluffy.
  • Try pinning parallel for the ¼” seams. If you pin perpendicular, make sure to pin often to avoid the layers shifting away from each other.
  • Use felt or two layers of Cuddle® 3 for the leaves. 
  • Use felt or one layer of Cuddle® 3 sewn into a tube for the stem.
  • Mix and match the fabrics for a fun, textural display.

Video: How to sew a pumpkin with Cuddle® minky plush fabric

Mark your calendar — as part of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page at 10 am PDT on October 6 to share her tips on how to sew a pumpkin with Cuddle® minky plush fabric.

 

If you have any questions about Cuddle® minky plush fabrics or any of our Cuddle® Kits, feel free to contact our friendly, no-pressure customer service team at 866-624-5252.

Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Use our store locator to find a selection of Cuddle® minky fabric online or near you.

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Written by Michael Nystrom
Michael Nystrom is the Inbound Digital Content Manager at Shannon Fabrics. He is a two-time IRONMAN triathlon finisher, USC Trojan and self-proclaimed breakfast burrito connoisseur. When not swimming, cycling or running (or writing about all things fabric), he’s out catching some waves or chasing his dog, Dingo.
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