I recently made a little orange chevron skirt. This is just a simple elastic waist skirt with a ruffle added to the hem. I decided to jazz it up a little and add a felt pumpkin to it. I used wool felt so it is washable.
I started by drawing a simple pumpkin pattern. To make it even, I traced a circle on the paper and then 'plumped' it into a pumpkin. Here I placed the pattern on the skirt to see if it was the size I wanted.
Next, I cut the pumpkin out of orange felt and the stem out of green. Using my vanishing marker, I drew the lines of the pumpkin on the orange. This would be a guide for sewing this onto the pumpkin.
Then I just back-stitched down the pumpkin and stitched the stem on.
Sorry, I forgot to get a picture of how the stem was sewn on, but I just backed stitched onto the pumpkin at the bottom of the stem. Once that was done, I pinned it onto my skirt really good.
Then just did a simple running stitch around the pumpkin and the stem. I didn't iron it on or anything in case one day, I don't want the pumpkin on this skirt, I can easily just snip the running stitch.