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Pumpkin Plushie Tutorial by Voodoo-Tiki Pumpkin Plushie Tutorial by Voodoo-Tiki
The pattern is here: [link]

Some thoughts:

I made my pumpkin out of fleece, but you can also use other stretchy fabrics like doeskin suede, stretch velveteen, minky or even short pile fur fabric. It won't look quite the same in a non-stretchy material like felt, quilting cotton or corduroy, but they can still be used.

It's sized to print out on 8.5 x 11 paper, but you can shrink it for a palm-sized pumpkin or enlarge it. The size of your pumpkin will determine how much fabric and stuffing you'll need.

If you're making a very large version - pillow sized, for example - you might prefer to make the stem from a sewn cylinder, and to make the leaf stuffed. In that case, cut out two leaves, one with the pattern flipped so you have mirror images, with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, and sew together right sides facing, leaving a small opening at the stem end to turn though, then turn, stuff and sew to the pumpkin.

You can easily make it into a Jack O'Lantern with glued felt, painted, appliqued or embroidered features.

If you're making several pumpkins, they look nice in slightly different sizes, with different shapes and numbers of leaves.

If you're throwing a Halloween party for the little ones, these make great beanbags for a pumpkin toss game - you can use something like a plastic witch's cauldron or a posterboard monster with a cut-out mouth as the target. Weight them with plastic beans, or if those aren't available, use dried beans or rice (although these will deteriorate over time or if they get wet).
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I've got plenty of orange fleece - this would be perfect!
COOL! ^~^
I will defiantly try this out!
Elyssanda Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I made this for use as a pincushion I posted a pic on my DA page…
This is perfect for the upcoming fall! Thank you so much! :)
draggersprez Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
definitely making this sometime!
StarDapple Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I needed this back in October when I was trying to sew a pumpkin-headed doll -- maybe I'll try again now that I have a good pattern!
OOOooo, I'd love to see this as a doll head!
StarDapple Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe, I had the design all planned out -- but I just couldn't figure out how to make the pumpkin, I'll definitely show you when I've made it!
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