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Team Timeless // Fabric Cornucopia

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Welcome back to Team Timeless, an ongoing series of fun tutorials brought to you by some of our favorite designers! Cheryl Bush joins us this month with a festive project to kick off the holiday season. Continue on for instructions to make this Fabric Cornucopia, perfect for the Thanksgiving table.




Hello sewing friends! I got to work with some stunning fall hued Timeless Treasures fabrics for Team Timeless this month and came up with a fun & fabulous project for you.  Want to make a show stopping table topper for Thanksgiving this year?  Try my fabric cornucopia!

This three dimensional sewing project is stuffed to be just as substantial as a wicker version, but softer (and sweeter!):

And it’s completely fillable, so you can add all those gourds, fruits and vegetables of the season for a harvest themed decoration!



It’s a festive way to bring together lots of beautiful fall fabric designs too:

Fabric Cornucopia
7 1/2″W x 7 1/2″H  x 12″L

Fabrics:
Shimmer Metallic -Rust
Shimmer Metallic – Green
Shimmer Metallic – Ivory
Packed Pumpkins Harvest-CM6392-Cream
Packed Pinecones and Leaves-CM6393-Autumn
Fall Foliage-CM6391-Harvest
Studio Basic-C3096-Brown
Studio Basic-C3096-Citrus
Studio Basic-C3096-Fire

Additional Supplies:
4 yards 1″ wide cotton cording
Design ruler or French curve ruler

Cutting:
From the Shimmer Metallic – Green and the Studio Basic – Brown cut (1) strip 5 1/2″ high by 24″ wide.
From each of the remaining 7 fabrics, cut (1) strip 6″ high by 24″ wide.

 

Instructions:
1. With right sides facing, stitch down the length of each strip using a 1/2″ seam allowance to make the casing strips. Turn right side out.

 

2. Press each strip so that the seam is in the center.

3. With seam sides facing outward, starting with the as the outside piece, begin stitching the sides of each casing strip together with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Sew strips together in the following order:
Studio Basic – Brown
Fall Foliage
Shimmer Metallic – Rust
Studio Basic – Citrus
Packed Pumpkins
Shimmer Metallic – Ivory
Studio Basic – Fire
Packed Pinecones and Leaves
Shimmer Metallic – Green

 

When all sewn together, the wrong side should look like this:

 

4. With right sides facing fold in half. Use a design ruler/French curve ruler to create a curved arc shape and cut through both layers with rotary cutter.

 

The cornucopia should be 2 1/2″ while folded at the top end and is the full width (12″ while folded) at the bottom:

 

When opened it should have a rounded bell shape:

 

5. Next take the cotton cording. Measure and mark a length of cording for each fabric tube that is 1″ smaller than the fabric tube’s length.
Note: to keep the cut ends from fraying & opening when cut (which would make them more difficult to slide into the tube casings), tape around the area prior to cutting:

 

6. Cut each end on a 45 degree angle:

 

7. Snake each length through its corresponding fabric casing:

 

8. Leave 1/2″ open space on either end of each casing for the seam allowance:

 

9. To finish, do a French seam by putting the raw edges together with the right sides facing out and pin close to the cording to keep it from shifting while sewing:

 

10. Stitch open edges together with a 1/4″ seam allowance:

 

11. Trim down the seam and turn the cornucopia wrong side out. Pin layers together and sew another 1/4″ seam.

 

Turn right side out and stuff with your favorite Thanksgiving gourds, pumpkins or fruits for a fabulous fabric cornucopia!