Pumpkin Embroidery

pumpkin embroidery

So, I’ve been stitching again.  Shocked?  Today I will share a little Pumpkin Embroidery.

Since it is officially fall, and officially chilly around here, I am in a pumpkin frame of mind.  For a while now I have been thinking about stitching up a pumpkin…and falling a little flat.  I mean the shape of a pumpkin isn’t very remarkable…and I already did this little felt pumpkin tag last year.

And then I had an idea–what if I just stitched the negative space–a sort of shadow of an outline–similar what I did in this watercolor portrait.

In the end it was a relatively easy project.  I was able to complete it in a single nap time and now that I’s done I’m looking forward to adding it to my Halloween decor.

pumpkin embroidery tutorial

If you are interested in making your own here’s what you’ll need:

  • Heavy White Canvas Material
  • Burnt Orange Embroidery Thread
  • Water Soluble Marker
  • Wooden Embroidery Hoop

As a first step, sketch the shadow outline of your pumpkin.  I searched on google images until I found a picture that I liked.  Draw this onto your fabric using a water soluble marker.  This way your lines will wash away after you are done stitching.

pumpkin embroidery sketch

For the most part this pumpkin embroidery uses mostly satin stitch.  Now, I love satin stitch.  You can use satin stitch in all sorts of ways–like for Embroidering the United States, or Fall Leaves.

In case this is the first you’ve tried satin stitch, it is simply a stitch that stretches from one side of area to another, until an entire area is filled.  When I got to the very narrow areas at the top I used a little back stitch.  For the entire project I used 3 strands of thread at a time.

pumpkin embroidery cg

And there you have it–Pumpkin Embroidery.  Are you loving pumpkins too?  If so, a whole bunch of my bloggy friends have been loving on pumpkins too!  Check out there other 11 fun/delicious/creative pumpkin projects!

Pumpkin Creativebuzz

1. Pumpkin Pie Spiced Monkey Bread – This Silly Girl’s Life
2. Coastal Anchor Pumpkin – Crafts by Courtney
3. Dollar Store Painted Pumpkins – All Things with Purpose
4. Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Pancakes – Made to be a Momma
5. Terra Cotta Pumpkin Fall Decor – Seven Thirty Three
6. Pumpkin Embroidery – Do Small Things with Love
7. Cream Puff Pumpkins – Play, Party, Pin
8. Oatmeal Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies – Just Us Four
9. Dipped Pumpkin Decor – Sugar Bee Crafts
10. Pumpkin Cake with Milk Chocolate Icing – Handmade in the Heartland
11. Burlap Mini Garden Flag with Painted Pumpkins – A Glimpse Inside

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  1. How cute is this?! I love it. So perfect for fall too.
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