Pumpkin Garland purchase options:
Gather, Give Thanks, Autumn, the full alphabet with a bonus plain pumpkin, numbers for making dates
The pumpkins measure about 6.5″ wide by 5.75″ tall.
I am working on a video tutorial for making these but for now here is a quick guide for stitching these out from start to finish in one hooping (without removing them until they are complete). It is very much like an applique.
You will want to use a heavy tear away stabilizer that will tear away cleanly or use a sew and wash stabilizer that can be cleaned up on the edges with water.
Stitch Step 1: Stem placement stitch
Stitch Step 2: Stem tack down stitch, trim excess fabric away
Stitch Step 3: Pumpkin placement stitch
Stitch Step 4: Pumpkin tack down stitch, trim excess fabric away
Stitch Step 5: Pumpkin texture lines
Stitch Step 6: letter/number stitch out; when complete using a bit of basting spray apply back fabric to underside of hoop
Stitch Step 7: back fabric tack down stitch, trim excess back fabric away
Stitch Step 8: final stem satin stitching
Stitch Step 9: final pumpkin satin stitching
Stitch Step 10: “buttonhole” stitches for running ribbon through