First cut out your pattern with light colored muslin or canvas from the pattern.
|Primitive Pumpkin Pattern|
|Sew 1/4 inch seam on each petal, lay one on top of the other to sew.|
|Leave a 1/2 inch gap at the top for your stem and stuff till satisified|
|Cut foam/cardboard for inner foundation piece and felt for the other, glue together then stitch onto bottom.|
|After the bottom is stitched here is what it should look like, using small branch or dowel rod insert and glue.|
|Use a running stitch to close the opening around the stem.|
Now you can grunge it up, I used a 1:1 water acrylic paint, cover with orange and let dry. After dried I made a coffee stain. Instant coffee and a little water make an awesome vintage look. I left some open areas from the orange so it would seep deeper in the fabric giving the worn look. Once dried I sanded some edges, added jute twine to give the indention's wrapping like a present then burlap covers the bottom. There are so many ways to decorate one of these adding leaves, raffia or faux flowers even.