Make CHEAP Fabric Pumpkins From Old Napkins

8 Materials
30 Minutes

Did you know you can make cheap fabric pumpkins from old cloth napkins? With beginner sewing skills and a few tools, you can make a collection of pumpkins in no time! I found a set of vintage orange and gold floral napkins that were perfect for this fall project.

Step 1: Fold the cloth napkin into fourths.

Step 2: When you fold the napkin, one corner won’t have any folded edges. Place a plate over that corner and draw a line to mark the curve of the plate.

Step 3: Cut along the line to create curved edges. You’ll now have a more circular shape, even if it isn’t an exact circle.

Step 4: Begin anywhere along the edge and start sewing a loose stitch {approximately every 1/2″}. Gather the fabric as you go, every 5-10 stitches until you reach where you begin. Pull the thread tight, leaving only a small hole at the top of the pumpkin.

Step 5: Fill a plastic baggie with dry beans and stuff it inside the pumpkin for weight. Fill the rest of the pumpkin with plastic bags until it has a pumpkin shape.

Step 6: Cut a stick from the yard to make a stem and tuck it into the hole.

Step 7: Finally, pull the string tight and add felt leaves with hot glue. You can visit this post on my blog to download a free leaf template.

How cute, right? I ended up making an entire pumpkin family for our fall decorating. Visit my blog to see more photos and a detailed list of supplies for Fabric Pumpkins.

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  • Carol Tingley-Johnson Carol Tingley-Johnson on Sep 26, 2018

    What about using a cinnamon stick instead of the branch? This is a great gift also if going to Thanksgiving at some ones house.

    Your talent is amazing, thanks❤️


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  • Val Val on Sep 11, 2018

    They are adorable and you could leave them all year as the colors are cheerful for any season.

  • Rose Rose on Sep 15, 2018



    • Lora Lora on Sep 16, 2018

      Those will be perfect! Hope you love them :)