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Recycled Blue Jeans Pumpkin DIY

Make cute plush pumpkins perfect for Autumn decor while recycling an old pair of blue jeans!

by Craftbits (Shellie Wilson)

What you need

Blue Jeans, Stuffing, Sewing Machine, Needle, Bakers Twine or Embroidery Thread, Felt, Hot Glue, Stick

Instructions

1.Download and print out the blue jeans pumpkin pattern. Cut down the hems of your jeans so that the material is laying flat. Trace your pattern on to your jeans, and cut out 6 pieces.

2.Pair up 2 of your jean pieces, Stitch down one side. Stitch one more piece to the pair, so you have 3 sewn together. Repeat with the other 3 pieces so that you have 2 pairs of 3.

3.Lay your 2 pieces right sides together and pin them together. Don’t worry about the middle, just pin around the outside edge. Stitch around the edge, leaving about 1.5″ open at the top.

4.Remove all of the pins and flip right side out.

5.Using cotton stuffing, stuff your pumpkin until it’s full.

6.Cut a long piece of twine or embroidery thread and thread it through your needle. Starting at the top, going through the edge of your 1.5″ opening, Poke the needle down through the bottom of your pumpkin, close to the center, and poke the needle back up through the pumpkin and tie the two ends tightly so it squishes your pumpkin.

7.Bring your needle around one side of your pumpkin, starting at the top and going around to the bottom, poking the needle back up directly through the center of your pumpkin. Pull tightly to further tuft your pumpkin. Repeat this step for each of the six sections of your pumpkin.

8.Cut out 2 leaves from green felt. Mine were about 2″ wide.

9.Break a stick to about 2-4″ long and hot glue one end down into the top opening of your pumpkin, like shown in photo below.

10.Glue down your 2 leaves on to the top of your pumpkin, around your stick and you’re done!

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