Wednesday, 14 September 2011

From Pumpkin to Fabric

Hi Everyone! I can't believe September is here already. I am a little excited about this. My favorite holiday is just around the corner. Halloween is just around the corner which means pumpkin carving is just around the corner. I love the smell of pumpkins in the morning. When I bought my new sewing machine, I did pick a machine that can do embroidery. I have been fascinated by what you can do with the software. Who knew sewing and quilting would become so full of tech gadgets. I love them! I am still on a learning curve with the technology of quilting/sewing. Thankfully my sister has all the gadgets and top of the line software. It is also handy that Natasha and our good friend Cindy teach software classes. This bring me to my next little adventure. I ask Natasha is there a way to scan a photo and have it stitch out? She is like yes with the software. Immediately my mind starting whirring and tons of ideas in my brain.

I thought about what I would like to try first. I went to one of my favorite pumpkin carving patterns. Edward Siccorhands. I love Tim Burton movies so i though why not. Here is a photo of Edward carved into a pumpkin.

With help from Natasha and some time on the computer. I uploaded the pattern and was able to convert the pattern into stitches. It took a few hours to stitch out. I love how it turned out. Here is Edward on fabric ready to be made into a messenger bag.
I can't wait to have it turned into a bag!


  1. Holy moly! Who'd have thought one could do that? I am amazed - also amazed Natasha knew how to do it. Good job!!!

  2. I'm going to have to sit down with my software and manual and see how to do this

  3. Wow, that is so cool. You two are so talented, there is no limit to what can be done. You'll be creating a thread stash too, what fun.