Hello again! Today I have a treat for everyone! I created a free pattern for you to make a fun Candy Corn shaped toy. I don't know about you, but nothing says fall, and Halloween, to me more than sweet, yummy candy corn. So here is a pattern with a tutorial for you to make your own Candy Corn (toy of course).
- assorted ribbons
- orange, yellow, and white solid woven fabric
- fusible fleece (or fusible interfacing)
- paper pattern piece (download here)
The pattern prints on 2 sheets of paper. Print the pattern using the “no scaling” or “actual size” selection for your printer. After the pattern has printed, measure the 1 inch or 5cm square to ensure that the pattern printed to the correct scale. Trim one long edge of page 2 and glue or tape it to the long edge of page 1, making sure to align the diamond markings and pattern lines. Cut out the pattern piece along the outside edges. The pattern is now ready to use.
Finished dimensions (not including the ribbons): 11.5 inches wide across by 11 & 3/4 inches tall
Making the Candy Corn Shape
- Start with the solid color fabric. Cut a 5 inch strip of each color. Each strip needs to be at least 28 inches long by 5 inches wide.
- Sew the fabric strips together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. The orange fabric will be in the middle. Sew the yellow strip to the bottom of the orange strip and the white strip to the top of the orange strip.
- Press the seams towards the orange fabric.
- Cut your stripwork in half. You should now have 2 pieces of stripwork, each one measuring 14 inches in width.
- Fold each stripwork section in half.
- Line up the bottom of the pattern piece with the bottom of the yellow part of the stripwork.
- Cut out the candy corn shape using the included pattern piece. Repeat for the second piece of stripwork.
- Use the pattern piece to cut out 2 pieces of fusible fleece.
- Fuse the fleece or interfacing to the back of the candy corn shaped pattern pieces following the manufacturers instructions for your specific brand of interfacing.
- Cut your ribbon into 16 pieces each four inches long. You can add more ribbon if you would like, I found that 16 pieces was a good amount, but you are welcome to personalize this project as much as you want.
- Fold each piece of ribbon in half before attaching it to the candy corn shape.
- Start at the top of the candy corn shape and align the raw edges of each piece of ribbon to the raw edges of the candy corn shape. Start at the top center of the shape and work your way around the shape.
- Place ribbon strips around the candy corn in a pleasing fashion. I tried to line up my pieces so they were directly across from each other. I spaced them 2-2.5 inches apart. I also placed my ribbon strips in a pattern, but you can place them randomly if you like.
- Baste the ribbons in place.
- Place the second candy corn shape right sides together with the one you just basted the ribbons to. The ribbon pieces should all be tucked inside the candy corn at this time. (Ignore the fact that I forgot to fuse a second piece of fleece to this pattern piece.)
- Start at the bottom wide edge of the candy corn shape and sew around the edges using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Leave an opening in the bottom of the shape for turning.
- Clip the corners.
- Turn the shape right side out. Use a point turner to gently turn the rounded edges. Tuck in the edges of the opening.
- Press the seams, being careful not to run the hot iron over the ribbons. Fold the edges of the opening in towards the center a half inch.
- Close the opening and secure the ribbon pieces by totstitching around the entire shape close to the edge.