Last year, Sean and I spent a day roaming around all the fantastic boutiques in Cambria, California. So many beautiful things to “ooo” and “ahhh” over. One of the things that stuck with me were these gorgeous velvet pumpkins with real stems attached. So lush AND so doable….thought that I had to have a try at it.
Luckily, my kiddos brought home this sweet pumpkin with an awesome stem from their recent field-trip to the pumpkin fields at Avila Barn. And happily, it was super easy to just pop-off that great stem.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the velvet scrap that I knew, without a doubt, existed somewhere in my looming garage…so I cut up this gold pillow case that I had saved for a rainy day. I think the circle had a diameter of 13″….but I would recommend going even bigger, if you can.
Now, pull and gather to close up your pumpkin top. Then just stitch it closed with a simple whip stitch (a fancy schmancy term for just sticking your needle through the fabric, pulling up and over, and then stitching it back through).