Fill these gleeful little gourds with treats to give out to trick-or-treaters or the guests at your Halloween party.
Basic sewing kit
Orange felt, about 5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
Felt scraps in black and green
Black and yellow embroidery floss
"Punkin’ Treat Pouch" by Designer Mollie Johanson
Using basic shapes like ovals, circles and triangels, cut out one pumpkin front and two pumpkin backs from orange felt. Cut the pumpkin face pieces from black felt, and cut the stem from green felt.
Stitch the face pieces onto the front piece using three strands of black floss and straight stitch.
With the pumpkin facedown, place the two back pieces on the back so that the outside edges line up and the center edges overlap. Position the stem at the top, between the front and back layers. Pin the layers in place.
Stitch around the pumpkin shape using six strands of yellow embroidery floss and straight stitch. Be sure to catch the stem in your stitching.
Fill the pouch with treats (or maybe even a little trick!).
This project is excerpted with permission from "FELT-O-WEEN" by Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio (Lark Crafts).
"Felt-o-ween: 40 Scary-Cute Projects to Celebrate Halloween" is 132 pages filled with simple felt sewing projects you can wear, share or use to decorate your home, just in time for the trick-or-treaters. With a basic sewing kit and the templates provided in the book, you can make unique holiday gifts for yourself or others. (September 2014. ISBN: 9781454708513. U.S. Price $14.95 / Canadian Price $15.95)