I inherited a number of unfinished sewing projects from my mother-in-law, one of which was a template and enough fabric to make a set of Halloween placemats. Instead of making a set of placemats, I used the template my mother-in-law made to make a Halloween pillow that can also be used as a wall hanging.
The project was missing an eye and nose, and the mouth was a bit crooked, so my first step was to cut out those parts from the black fabric. I then pinned the pieces to one of the two orange pumpkins that my mother-in-law had cut out and used a zig-zag stitch to sew them into place.
I wanted my creation to have a stem and found a scrap of brown fabric that worked perfectly. I cut out the stem, sewed it, flipped it, and then stuffed it, including a pipe cleaner in with the stuffing so that I could bend the stem when it is on display.
The stem was sewn in place on the right side of the pumpkin face. Then with right sides together, I sewed the edges leaving space at the bottom for turning it right side out. I trimmed the edges before turning it and ironed the flap at the bottom up on both sides.
Another spot is in my formal living room where I can see his happy face each day. You can find the directions for making the leaf and acorn pillows here.
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