Stingy Jack & Friends
This fun and quirky set of jack-o-lanterns is inspired by the legend of Stingy Jack, which is likely the basis for our contemporary jack-o-lantern traditions. Five distinct jack-faces with endless options to make your own unique, each face is stitched on a larger cut of fabric - then stitched up the back, gathered top and bottom, and tufted to make the models as shown here.
So many options depending on your fabric and floss selections - make them all different as I’ve shown here or a matching set in the same fabric and floss - or any combination you like! I’ve listed below the fabrics and flosses used in the models. Also included are finishing guidelines, templates and diagrams.
You will also notice some interesting display bases here. I’ve used an old glass insulator for Skinny Jack, and glass candlesticks turned upside down for Stingy Jack and Scary Jack. It’s fun to play with what you might already have around the house, or that interesting ‘thing’ you find in an antique store!
Stitch counts: these vary, and are specifics are provided in the chartpak. Your fabric cut will be much larger than the actual stitched face to accommodate the finishing of the overall pumpkin shape.
Fabrics Used in the Models:
Picture This Plus: 36 count Eek! linen
Picture This Plus: 32 count Gingerbread linen
Picture This Plus: 32 count Jewel linen
Weeks Dye Works: 28 count Straw gingham linen
Lakeside Linens: 40 count Maritime White linen
Classic Colorworks: Balsam Fir
The Gentle Art: Fragrant Cloves
Weeks Dye Works: Onyx, Bullfrog, Mascara, Rust
Finishing materials include:
Just Another Button Company: #jp130 Fright Night, #jpm451 Favorite Brew
Weeks Dye Works wools: Juniper, Palomino, Kohl, Meadow
NOTE: these are a great way to utilize scraps of wool, vintage buttons and other odds and ends you have on hand.
Stingy Jack & Friends, Copyright 2019. Original counted thread designs by Linda Stolz for Erica Michaels Designs.