No sew pumpkins are a quick and easy way to add some fun to your fall decor, and flannel pants come in so many different colours and patterns… making for infinite pumpkin possibilities.
You can make a no sew pumpkin in traditional fall colours, or go with non-traditional like I did.
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On the second Wednesday of each month I join some very talented blogging friends for a project challenge, and with a different theme each time it’s really a lot of fun.
If you missed any of the past projects you can find them here.
I’m so excited to see what my blogging friends have come up with for this month’s flannel clothing challenge. There are links to all their fabulous projects at the end of this post so be sure to check them out.
During our cold and snowy winters there’s nothing better than a pair of flannel pants for wearing around the house.
John and I both have a few pairs.
We call them happy pants, because they’re loose and comfy and during the winter they keep us warm and cozy.
A local thrift store was having a $3 bag sale for clothing so I filled a bag with a few other pieces for future projects, along with these 3 pairs of flannel pants.
I liked the way the colours and patterns looked together, and I thought they’d be great for some fun no sew pumpkins.
Then I had to find something for the shape of the pumpkins. After looking around my craft room a bit I saw a bunch of twine rolls way up on one of the shelves.
I thought… why not? So I picked three in varying shapes and sizes.
Since the pant legs are different widths I used the smallest one for the smallest pumpkin.
All you have to do is stuff the fabric in at each end.
The next biggest roll gets the pink polka dots.
And the largest roll gets this fun plaid.
Here they are all stuffed in.
I looked into my stashes to see what I could find to use for stems.
I used a small cheese knife for the large pumpkin, a cheese pick for the polka dot pumpkin, and an old fuse the the smallest one.
It’s pretty easy to arrange the fabrics around the rolls so you like the way it looks. I turned the fuse over to see if I liked that look, but I kinda like the glass look just a little bit better.
What about you.?
Before putting my no sew pumpkins into my kitchen china cabinet I found some old grapefruit spoons so I changed the large one’s stem. I liked the details on the handle more than the cheese knife.
These are so quick and easy they’d be fun to make with some little ones, especially if they used some of their own flannel pjs that they’ve grown out of.
They don’t have to look exactly like their real life inspiration. It’s such fun to do projects that are a nod to the pumpkin like these shower curtain ring pumpkins, and this repurposed vintage teacup pumpkin.
Now I have 3 happy flannel pumpkins, and 3 unhappy pairs of flannel pants with one leg shorter than the other…. but I do have plans for them so hopefully they won’t be unhappy for long. 🙂
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Now be sure to check out what my friends did with their flannel projects.
Here are the befores.
Just click on the links beside the blog names to see the fabulous afters.
1. Shoppe No. 5 – An Easy Way To Make Fall Flannel Placemats
2. Adirondack Girl at Heart – 3 Fall DIYS 1 Thrifted Flannel Shirt
3. Lora B. Create & Ponder – Add Flouncy Sleeves to A Flannel Shirt
4. The Interior Frugalista – How to Line A Trunk With An Old Flannel Shirt
5. Little Vintage Cottage – 5 Things to Make With One Flannel Shirt
6. Thrifty Rebel Vintage – That’s mine.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!
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