Re-purposed T-shirt becomes two pumpkins
1) An old t-shirt in the colour you would like your pumpkin to be
2) A twig that will form the stem of your pumpkin
3) Gathering twine
4) Thread and a sewing machine
5) Quilt batting
Take an old adult t-shirt in the colour you would like your pumpkin to be. The girls used one of their grandfathers old paint stained orange t-shirts. We turned it inside out where the colour was brighter and the stains did not show.
Cut the sleeves off the t-shirt and cut up the side seams. One t-shirts will make two pumpkins.
Determine the largest circle that can be made out of each piece and cut the circle out.
Fold over a small seam all-the-way around the circle, sew a casing. Thread a string through the casing and gather the opening tightly.
Place your twig in the centre of the opening and stuff your pumpkin with the quilt batting.
Open up one of the sleeves and cut a circle large enough to cover the opening that is left after stuffing your pumpkin, cut a small slit at the centre of this smaller circle and push the twig through this.
Hand stitch the top of your pumpkin to the base
If you pumpkin is for your Thanksgiving table you are finished at this point.
If you are making a Jack-o-lantern continue to step #7
Using black fabric cut out mouth, eyes and any other adornments and either sew or glue these onto your fabric pumpkin.