I saw the tutorial for these Pumpkin Softies in Family Fun magazine several years ago and made the white ones below out of my son's receiving blanket leftover from baby days.
- I took a salad plate and used it to trace a circle on my fabric. (You can make the circle larger or smaller depending on the amount of fabric you have and the size pumpkin you want.)
- Though I first used white thread, I switched to the recommended dental floss after the thread broke in the final step. Make a knot several inches from the end of the floss and sew wide stitches all around the circle about a 1/2 inch from the edge. Knot the end and leave a few inches of floss to tie later.
- Pull the floss to gather the edges and stuff the pouch (with plastic bags, fabric, or whatever you have - I thought potpourri would be nice too for a scented bonus.)
- Place a twig into the top as a stem, then pull the thread and knot it so that the fabric is cinched around the twig.
I love getting out my Pumpkin Softies every Autumn and finding just the right home for them!