Easy Fall Ideas - DIY Fabric Pumpkins

2 Materials
15 Minutes
Looking for an easy DIY project? Look no further! Here’s a cute and easy way to make fabric pumpkins and decorate your home for the season. Best thing about this project: it can be made of new or old fabric or even a old clothing!
As I said in this post, I use fabric pumpkins in my fall decor every year, but I just realized I never shared how to make them! And they are so fun to make!
Would you like to make some fabric pumpkins too? It’s so easy and you don’t even need a sewing machine!
P.S. If you want to see how I made this cute storage box you can find the tutorialhere.
Pillow stuffing
needle and thread
hot glue
Something for the stem (I used sticks I found outside) and leaves (if you even want a leaf, I don`t...)
Twine, string or yarn to wrap around the pumpkin.
Cut your fabric into a rectangle, different dimensions will give different size.  A standard pumpkin shape would be width = 2 times the height. I wanted various shapes that would complement each other.
Fold your fabric in half, right sides together and hand sew, machine sew or even hot glue the side seam. (I used old pants for this one- perfect that I didn’t have to do an ounce of prep work to it!;D)
Next, sew a wide basting stitch along the bottom of the tube.
Gather the bottom up so it is tightly closed and sew a few stitches to secure the bottom.
It should look something like this.
Flip the fabric right side out and stuff your pumpkin. (Tip: to save stuffing, make a hole in the middle and use plastic bags, then put stuffing around, on top and bottom.)
Sew a basting stitch along the top and close it the same way as the bottom.
Pull the top closed and add a few stitches to secure it.
Thread the needle through the entire length of pumpkin (top to bottom)....
...and wrap the twine/string around the pumpkin 4 to 8 times (whatever looks best to you.) Wrap it tightly and tie it off on the bottom. The tension gives the pumpkin the puffiness and better shape. 
Add a small amount of hot glue on top of your stem and attach it on the pumpkin.
If you want, add your leaves with a little more hot glue and voilà! A really cute pumpkin! Easy isn’t it?
Now go make a few! Even a no sewer can easily stitch up this pumpkin patch, made of linen, silk, or velvet. Set the sewn pumpkins in a cool autumnal scene and enjoy your good work! 

Suggested materials:

  • Fabric
  • Pillow staffing

Vesna Gavrilovic - Home Chic Club
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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