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Pumpkin Applique Template

Use a pumpkin applique to decorate baby clothes for the fall season!

My son is obsessed with pumpkins. I have no idea why this is, but he loves them. We love fall around here and any excuse to do some autumn themed crafting is a fine by me!

You could draw out a jack-o-lantern face and cut it out in black felt if you like as well. We opted to leave off a face because we wanted more of a generic fall shirt rather than a "Halloween" shirt. This way, he'll get more wear out of it - he can wear it after Halloween and through November.

Here is a pumpkin applique template for you to print out and trace onto your fabric.

Pumpkin Applique Instructions:

Trace, Cut Out, Iron

pumpkin applique

Trace your design onto fusible web, cut it out and then iron it onto your orange fabric. Peel off the paper backing of your fusible web.

Iron & Sew

applique pumpkin

Position the parts of your design (I used orange cotton and brown felt for the stem) and iron them onto your shirt. Machine stitch with a zigzag or handstitch with a blanket stitch around the edge of your design. This creates a nice secure attachment and will withstand machine washing.

Enjoy & Happy Autumn!

pumpkin applique shirt

Go to the Make Baby Clothes Section for more baby clothes patterns!

Go to the Halloween Baby Costumes Section for more Halloween related crafting!

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Fabric & Variations:

  • Cottons, fleece & felt
  • Embroider face details
  • Cut out eye and mouth shapes and sew onto a black shirt
  • Cut out felt mouth and eye shapes
  • Sew onto the butt of baby pants for a crawling baby

 


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