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Easy Felt Crafts: Emoti-Pumpkin


This easy felt crafts emoti-pumpkin expresses many different emotions with just a few different shapes for eyes and mouth.

This picture shows just a small sample of the different combinations of eye and mouth shapes. Mix and match the shapes, turn them up, down or sideways to make many more expressions.

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin showing several different expressions 

Easy Felt Crafts: Emoti-Pumpkin Materials and Tools:

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Felt Crafts: Emoti-Pumpkin:

Print each of the pages for the three patterns: Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin Pattern, Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin Pattern for Faces, Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin Pattern Loop Tape Positions (click on each to open the PDF files).

Cut around each of the pattern pieces for the pumpkin and for the face shapes.

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 1 print and cut out pattern pieces

Cut seven of the orange pumpkin shapes, four of the green stem pieces and one orange circle for the bottom or blossom end of the pumpkin. 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 2 cut pumpkin pieces from felt

Begin sewing the pumpkin shapes. Use a 1/4 inch seam.

Sew four of the pieces together and three of the pieces together along their long edges.

 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 3 sew pumpkin pieces

Cut the loop portion of the hook and loop tape the sizes shown on the pattern for the loop tape positions. 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 4 cut loop tape

Cut around the black and orange rounded rectangle pattern.

Fold it in half and place the fold along the middle seam of the four connected orange pieces. 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 5 position face pattern

Pin the loop tape pieces behind the three black shapes on the orange rounded rectangle pattern.  Remove the pattern.

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 6 pin loop tape to pumpkin

Sew the loop tape to the orange felt. 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 7 sew loop tape to pumpkin

Connect the two orange pieces together along one long edge.

For the other edge, sew 1 1/2 inch from each end.

Leave the opening large to sew the bottom and top pieces to the pumpkin shape. 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 8 sew and leave large opening

Turn the seams to the inside of the pumpkin shape.

Pin the orange circle to the bottom centered over the opening below the large loop tape rectangle. 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 9 pin circle to bottom of pumpkin

Sew the circle to the bottom of the pumpkin shape.

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 10 sew circle to bottom of pumpkin

Sew the four green stem pieces together along their sides using a narrow 1/4 inch seam.  

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 11 sew stem pieces

Pleat the top of the shape, pin and sew across the top to close the stem. 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 12 pleat top of stem, pin and sew

Pin the bottom of the stem to the top of the pumpkin centering the stem over the open circle at the top.

 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 13 pin stem to top of pumpkin

Sew around the bottom edge of the stem through the top of the orange pumpkin shape.  

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 14 sew stem to top of pumpkin

 Add fiberfill to the inside of the pumpkin shape.

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 15 add filling

Put just enough filling to have a gentle shape. 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 16 gentle shape

Sew the opening to hold the fiberfill.

After I determined the amount of fiberfill needed, I removed the fiberfill, turned the pumpkin shape wrong side out and sewed the seam on the sewing machine leaving roughly 2 inches open. I turned the pumpkin back right side out, re-filled it and hand sewed the smaller opening closed. 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 17 sew opening together over stuffing

Here's the basic pumpkin shape of the Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin with his loop tape eyes and mouth. 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 18 pumpkin is finished

Next, let's work on his facial expressions

Cut two of each face shape.

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 19 cut two of each face shape

Cut pieces of hook tape to fit inside the shapes for the eye and mouth shapes. 

Pin the hook tape to one of each pair of shapes. 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 20 cut and pin hook tape to one of each face shape

Sew the edges of the hook tape to the felt shapes.

The second felt shape will go over the first to hide the seam around the hook tape and to add stability to the shape.

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 21 sew hook tape to shape

Sew around the edges of each shape.

 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 22 sew pieces together

Now let's add some facial expressions to our Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin.

We have chords, rectangles, ovals and moons.

I call these four Happy, Confused, Surprised and Sad.

 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin step 23 examples of four basic faces

Of course, there are many more combinations. These pictures show a few more of the Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin facial expressions. 

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti-Pumpkin several finished examples

For additional combinations, take a look at these examples - again, this is not all.

You can mix and match and turn the shapes a variety of directions to achieve many facial expressions.

Easy Felt Crafts Emoti Pumpkin 60 different facial expressions

This easy felt crafts emoti-pumpkin uses inexpensive materials and a little time to make a fun toy for children and adults alike. It can be serious or humorous depending on your need.

Have fun!

This easy felt crafts emoti-pumpkin can add fun to an office, and on a serious note, it can be used to help people - adults and children - express themselves.


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