6 Materials Needed:
About this Project
Candy or plushies? Let's be honest, we're happy either way! Throw a happy Halloween party with stuffed gummy worms, candy corn and chocolate candy bars.
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Download and print template. Use template to cut pattern pieces as directed.
1. Sew one set of the orange, yellow, and white pieces together using a basic whip stitch. Repeat with second set of pieces, making sure to flip them over so they mirror the first set.
2. Lay the two halves of the candy corn with wrong sides together and start sewing along the edge using a blanket stitch. Leave a small opening to stuff Poly-fil, continue with blanket stitch to close.
TIP: For a more subtle look, switch thread color to match each section of felt.
1. Sew one color #1 piece to one color #2 piece, at the small diagonal edge, using a whip stitch. Repeat with second set of pieces, making sure to flip them over so they mirror the first set.
2. Lay the two halves of the gummy worm with wrong sides together and start sewing along the edge using a blanket stitch. Leave a small opening to stuff Poly-fil, then continue with blanket stitch to close.
1. Sew short ends of Pumpkin Body together using a blanket stitch to create a tube. Sew Pumpkin Base to one edge of the tube using a blanket stitch, use sewing pins to help hold in place while stitching.
2. Turn pumpkin inside out, so stitched seams are hidden inside. Fill a bit more than halfway with Poly-fil.
3. Roll Pumpkin Stem piece into a short log.
4. Create a loose running stitch along top open edge of pumpkin. Start pulling thread to gather top edge. Insert stem into opening before tightening close. Secure by stitching through stem to other side and back a few times, then tie off.
5. Take a piece of thread and come up through the center of the base and out near the stem. Wrap thread down side of pumpkin and back up through the center of the base. Keep repeating this around the side of the pumpkin to create segments. Tie off on bottom of pumpkin.
TIP: To hide tail of knot, before cutting, bring needle up through body of plush, pull taut, then trim close to surface. This will cause the tail to be hidden inside the body of the plush.
1. Place Wrapper Center onto Wrapper, lining it up with the dotted lines. Sew along the long edges of the Wrapper Center, using a backstitch, to secure to wrapper. Lay stripes down on both sides of the wrapper center and stitch with a back stitch down the center of each stripe.
2. Fold wrapper in half, right side together matching long edges. Sew together using a blanket stitch to create a long tube. Turn tube right side out.
3. About 1.25” from one open end, wrap thread around tube to close the end, secure with a small knot. Fill body of the candy with Poly-fil and then wrap thread around remaining open end and tie knot to close.
1. Stitch Iris onto Eye where indicated with dotted line. Sew Pupil onto center of Iris.
2. Pin the two Eye pieces together matching ‘A’ from one piece to ‘B’ on the second. Continue pinning the edges together to form a baseball shape. Stitch edges together using a blanket stitch, leaving an opening of approx. 1”. Turn the eye inside out through gap and then stuff with Poly-fil. Close gap using a ladder stitch.
3. Add blood vessels around eye with red embroidery floss using straight stitches.
1. Cut letters and stitch onto front of one Base piece using a back stitch.
2. Sandwich the edge pieces between the two base pieces, making sure the overlap about .25”. Pin together to hold in place. Use a back stitch along sides with the edges making sure to go through all layers. Close long sides of base using a blanket stitch, stuffing with a thin layer of Poly-fil before closing all the way.