Determining the Jack-O-Lantern Size
The formula for creating the 36” x 18” pumpkin is very easy.
Four template panels zigzagged together will create the rounded shape.
To create a different size, use the formula below to draw the templates
needed. (Our measurements are in parenthesis)
Jack-O-Lantern circumference __(36)_____
Divide circumference by 2 _ (18)_ ( pumpkin template length- figure
Divide circumference by 4 (9) ( pumpkin template width-figure B)
Making the Jack-O-Lantern Template
Using the formula and referring to figures A & B, draw the pumpkin
template using card stock or template plastic. Measure 4" down from
one end of the template and cut across width. (figure C). This is your
completed pumpkin template. (See template shape
included. This is NOT a pattern)
*Adjust the cutting line for a smaller or larger pumpkin.
From orange fabric, cut:
4- 10" x 18" rectangle
1- 30" x 30" square
From black fabric, cut:
4- 10" x 18" rectangle
1 – 30" x 30" square
1- 9" x 9" square (eyes, nose, mouth)
From green fabric, cut:
2 – 5" x 9" square for leaves
- Using pumpkin template, trace and cut 4 shapes from InnerFuse.
- Draw or trace Jack-O-Lantern eyes, nose and mouth, then cut shapes
from InnerFuse. . Download
- Using pattern, trace and cut leaves from InnerFuse. Download
- Cut 7” square of Innerfuse.
- Referring to package directions, fuse orange fabric to one side
of each pumpkin template shapes. Trim excess fabric around edges.
- Turn orange templates over and fuse black fabric. Again, trim
- Fuse green fabric to leaf shapes, trim, turn, and repeat on opposite
side again using green fabric.
- Fuse black fabric to only one side of InnerFuse eyes, mouth and
nose. Trim each shape. * Because these pieces are small, it is easier
to fuse fabric then cut out shapes.
- Using any left over fabric, fuse to InnerFuse 7” square.
This is the lid base and any fused fabric will not show on finished
• Tip- Use a coordinating color permanent marker and mark the edges
of the templates to hid the white of the InnerFuse after it is satin-stitched.
- Set sewing machine for a wide zigzag with a short length. This
will be a satin stitch set-up. Insert a new size 90/14 ball point needle
for best results. Test by sewing on a sample of InnerFuse covered with
scrap fabric. Make any machine adjustments and record settings for
- Butt the edges of one pumpkin piece to another making sure they
are aligned evenly with orange fabric facing up. You can use tape
to temporarily secure them if necessary. Starting at the straight end
of each template, satin stitch together, ending at tapered end.
Continue stitching each pumpkin section joining the first to the last
to complete. Because of the shape created by stitching the tapered
pieces, the pumpkin is wrong side out when completed.
- Turn to right side. Gently shape the pumpkin and flatten the
bottom to create a Jack-O-Lantern.
- Satin stitch around eyes, nose, and mouth pieces to finish
raw edges. Hot glue each piece to the pumpkin to create a face.
- Satin stitch around InnerFuse leaves. Use a narrow satin stitch
to create veins in each leaf.
- Trim each 30” x 30” black and orange fabrics with
pinking shears for a decorative edge.
- Align fabric with wrong sides together and black fabric facing
up. Center the 7” square InnerFuse piece and enclose square by
gathering fabric into center. Work with fabric until it is evenly gathered
and bottom of square is smooth.
- Wrap wire around gathered fabric as close to base as possible.
Wrap wire several times to secure. Trim wire, leaving a 12” tail.
- Using awl, make a small hole in the bottom of each leaf as indicated
on the pattern. Thread leaves through wire tail and place where desired.
Wrap the wire tails around the permanent marker to create a decorative
coil. Stretch coil to create pumpkin vine.
- Trim top of gathered fabric to create the look of a stem and
also to create a handle for the lid. Add a raffia bow around base of
stem for a completed project.
Fill with lots of treats for all your little goblins!