These are easy DIY pumpkins that you can make from old tops or sweaters. I love using materials I have around the house. It makes things so much cheaper! That's upcycling at its finest!
Fabric Shirt Pumpkins
What you need for this fast project:
Shirt or sweater
Needle and thread
I started by laying out a shirt and using the plate to trace a circle onto the shirt. I wanted mine a little bigger than the size of the plate so I just used it as a guide. You only need to cut out one side of the shirt but you can cut around both to make two pumpkins.
Next, I prepared my needle and thread.
I used a double knot at the the end.
Then, I just sewed around (over and under) all the way around the edge of the circle, pulling it tight to make it gather.
It should look something like this. Before you reach the end, stuff the inside with fiber fill.
This is a good way to recycle an old pillow.
Fill it with a good amount of fiber fill in and then finish going around the circle with a gathering stitch.
Pull the thread tight until the hole is closed up.
Then tie a knot to secure it closed.
Next, I added my stem using my hot glue gun. I used real stems from pumpkins that I got from my local farmers.
Use the stem to cover the middle where you sewed.
Hold it tight for a minute so it dries.
You can embellish your pumpkins using bows or leaves or anything you'd like! Then you're all set to add them to your fall display.
I love how they came out! See more at Gilbert Marketplace and watch my YouTube video below.
Watch my full tutorial here.
- Fiber fill
- Needle & thread