Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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

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.


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