These are so easy to make. I found the idea on pinterest (thank you pinterest!). Here is a link on a tutorial for them. I did mine slightly different. At the top, I actually wanted to use the ribbing at the bottom of the sweater for a little ruffle where the stem comes out, so I gathered it just below the bottom ribbing, pulled it slightly closed and started stuffing. The stem is a piece of the sleeve wrapped in twine and I just put in in the center when I pulled the top tight.
I cut the leaves out of an old plaid throw blanket I got from the thrift store. It is made out of that fleece stuff, so it is like cutting felt. I just cut two leaves out, one green and a large black, layered them and stitched them with black embroidery floss. I used coated floral wire for the stems of the leaves and the curly vines. The wire will go right in between the green and black layer of each leaf. I put a leaf at each end of the wire and wrapped it around the stem of the pumpkin.
You can then use a pen or pencil and curl the wire around it, both ends, then wrap it around the stem.
That's it! You may want to secure the stem and leaves with a little elmer's glue.
Oh, I also pulled yarn through the bottom to the top, around the pumpkin to make those little separations on the pumpkin (I don't know the technical word for it). I made mine into six sections.
It is rainy and cool today, perfect for pumpkin production, so I am off to get back to it!