Pumpkin Ornies

A Lillie Mae’s Crafts original design by Brenda Greenwalt


Pumpkin Ornies


Read through all directions before beginning.


For illustrations of the different steps and techniques as well as the stitches visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page on my website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com






Material:  Muslin, orange material

Paint:  Black

Small paintbrush


Kitty litter


Light box or sunny window

Mechanical pencil (for tracing)

Warm'n'Natural batting

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Stain:  Instant coffee, vanilla extract, fragrance oil, old cookie sheet, rags, paper towels, rags, spray bottle or sponge brush, jar with lid.


Small Pumpkin:

#1.  Print out pumpkin, pumpkin stem, and pumpkin tie cheesecloth patterns.

#2.  Trace pumpkin pattern on double layer orange material, sew on traced lines being sure to leave open where indicated.  Cut out about 1/4 inch away from sewn lines.  Turn.

#3.  Trace stem pattern on double layer muslin being sure to place on fold where indicated on pattern, cut out.  Using 1/4 inch seam, sew side seams leaving open where indicated on pattern.  Cut out and turn.

#4.  Trace pumpkin tie cheeseclolth pattern on double layer cheesecloth being sure to place on fold where indicated.

#5.  Stain all, using recipe below, at 200 degrees 5 minutes on each side.  Press both.

#6.  Fill pumpkin 3/4 of the way with kitty litter.  Fill the rest firmly with stuffing.

#7.  Stuff stem and place 3/4 of the stem down inside the pumpkin, sew all around to secure.

#8.  Tie cheesecloth into a bow and glue to from bottom of stem to hide where you secure stem.


Large Pumpkin:

#1.  Print out pumpkin and pumpkin stem pattern.

#2.  Trace pumpkin pattern on double layer orange material and cut out. 

#3.  Using a light box or sunny window, trace the lines of the pumpkin.

#3.  Trace pumpkin pattern on double layer batting and cut out.

#4.  Pin together one orange pumpkin material you just cut out and one Warm 'n' Natural pumpkin pattern you just cut out.  Using black thread, sew on lines of the pumpkin.

#6.  Trace stem pattern onto double layer muslin, sew on traced lines.  Cut out about 1/4 inch away from sewn lines.  Turn.

#5.  Stain all using the recipe and directions below.  Press.

#6.  Pin right sides together and sew together using 1/4 inch seam allowance; be sure to leave open where indicated.

#7.  Fill as for the small pumpkin; fill 3/4 of the way full with kitty litter.  Fill the rest firmly with stuffing.

#8.  Stuff the stem firmly.  Stuff down into the opening of the pumpkin and sew the opening closed.  NOTE:  When sewing the opening closed, take your needle through the stem a couple of times.

#9.  With a very small paintbrush and black acrylic paint, paint along the lines on the pumpkin.

#10.  Use the same cheesecloth bow pattern as for the small pumpkin.  Glue on.


Staining:  Combine ¼ cup instant coffee, 2 cups hot water, 2 Tablespoons Vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon fragrance oil (Some of my preferred scents are cinnamon bun, sugar cookies, and vanilla) in a glass jar with lid.  Shake for few minutes until thoroughly mixed.  (See the supply list on back of pattern cover for some suggested places for purchasing fragrance oils.)  If the scent is not strong enough for your preference, add another 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil and continue this until the scent is to your liking.  However, I would suggest only adding 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil each time because if you add too much and the scent is too strong for you, you will have to start over.  Line an old cookie sheet with old rags and lay your doll here.  With a sponge brush, thoroughly coat the doll.  Bake for 10 minutes at 200 degrees.  Check often as this can catch on fire.  If you have to bake longer, only bake at 5 minute increments and always KEEP checking the oven.  Tip:  DO NOT turn your doll over while in the oven…unless you want big black splotches (of course some prim crafters might want these).  I know this from experience.


You're done with Pumpkin Ornies.  I hope you enjoyed making them as much as I enjoyed designing them.  If you have any problems or questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me or visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com


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