I learned a few things along the way though so here are step by step instructions on how to make them with my tips I learned the hard way through trial and error.
Here's what you'll need:Pullover Sweaters- (XL Men's sweaters give you the most material to work with)- I found the heavier knits are more forgiving in terms of not showing lumps and bumps from the stuffing as easily. See orange pumpkin at botto
m of page!
Stuffing: I used a bag of loose poly-fill stuffing and also some old quilt batting. I also used the scraps of the sweaters that I wasn't using for pumpkins as stuffing.
Twine, string, dental floss, or even a heavy elastic band to close up the bottom.
Natural Jute 3 ply twine. I used this kind.
Find the parts of the sweater you'd like to use. The sleeves are really easy and you can get one larger and one small pumpkin from each sleeve, if you are careful. You can use the front and back as well. I cut a square from the front and a square from the back and sewed that square into a tube with my sewing machine. You can also use a glue gun. Fold the square in half, right sides together and run a line of glue down the edge to seal them together.
- Take the Jute and measure out 5 pieces that are about 2 to 3 times the length of the piece of sweater you are using. Tie one end of these 5 pieces together in a knot, to hold them together.