DIY Easy Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial

Easy Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial

Follow this easy fabric pumpkin tutorial to create the cutest pumpkin decor this fall! These are simple to make with a bit of festive fabric and sewing supplies.

These scrap fabric pumpkins are easy and fun to create for the fall season. Be sure to scroll down for the complete video tutorial and add these to your fall decor!

I had the pleasure of hosting a craft and wine night last week with the girls. This was the perfect easy project for a group of ladies to make because no special equipment or supplies are needed.

Each of the girls took home their own fabric pumpkin in under two hours, including time for a glass of wine!

Easy Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial

They don’t require a lot of supplies and whip up quick and easy. These scrap fabric pumpkins are seriously addicting to make!

I love how versatile these fabric pumpkins are! You could use all kinds of fabric to coordinate with your home decor and fall decorating.

Switch up the pumpkin stems and yarn detail for a whole different look! This easy tutorial and free pattern make the most adorable diy fabric pumpkins.

Easy fabric pumpkin tutorial:

Easy Fabric Pumpkin Supplies

I found this fun fabric bundle at Walmart and have linked a similar one below. I love the combination of turquoise blue and pink salmon colors, pretty and a bit non-traditional for fall. The different colors make adorable fabric pumpkins!

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Supplies needed:

Easy Fabric Pumpkin Supplies

Directions:

  1. Cut the fabric so that it is twice as long as it is wide. For a small pumpkin use a piece that is 4.5″ x 9″, for a medium pumpkin 6.5″ x 13″ and so on. Cut a piece of fabric for the stem that is about 2″ x 2″.

Tip: rather than using scissors, I rip the cotton material to length. The raw edges are hidden within the pumpkin segments so they will not be seen.

Easy Fabric Pumpkin Process

2. Fold the larger piece of fabric, right sides facing and sew the short sides together, creating a tube. Sew about 1/4″ from the edge and tie the thread in a know at the end.

Easy Fabric Pumpkin Process

3. Now loosely sew the bottom short edges together using a basting stitch. Pull the stitching to create a gathered bottom. Knot and tie off the thread.

Easy Fabric Pumpkin Process

4. Invert the fabric so that the right side is facing out and stuff with poly-fil.

Easy Fabric Pumpkin Process

5. Sew the top edge together using a running stitch and pull the stitch closed. Knot and tie off the thread.

Easy Fabric Pumpkin Process

6. Next thread about an arms length of yarn onto a yarn needle. You could also use embroidery thread instead of yarn.

Easy Fabric Pumpkin Process

7. Sew the yarn through the center of the pumpkin six times, looping it around the outside equally, pulling tight each time to create a pumpkin shape.

Easy Fabric Pumpkin Process

8. Double back the last stitch of yarn through the center of the pumpkin, tie each end of the yarn together and trim off any excess from the bottom of the pumpkin.

9. Sew the smaller piece of fabric into a stem, fill with stuffing and sew to the top of the pumpkin (not pictured).

More creative ideas:

Alternatively you could use a cork, twig, cinnamon sticks or piece of twine for a pumpkin stem! Simply use a hot glue gun to glue it to the top of the pumpkin.

You could also use old sweaters from the thrift store instead of scrap fabric. Like I did for this embroidery hoop sweater ornament or upcycled sweater ornaments.

Easy Fabric Pumpkins

We originally followed a fabulous stuffed pumpkin tutorial from the Thompson Family blog (circa 2012) that no longer exists. I updated this post last year then created this easy step by step tutorial so that we could make a ton of these pumpkins over and over again!

I made about 20 myself because they will be perfect decorations not only for our home but also for a Fall Craft Fair that I am participating in, a Family Fall Fun Day at our school and even a womens retreat through our church!  

They will be accenting at least three different events.  How awesome is that?! 

DIY Easy Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial

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Crafting essentials for fabric projects:

DIY Easy Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial

If you have scraps of fabric lying around the house then this is truly the project for you!  And no need for a sewing machine!  

Each pumpkin was hand sewn.  You should totally try making one of these, I bet that you can’t make just one!

If you love this fabric pumpkin tutorial, please help me share it on Facebook and Pinterest so that others can enjoy it too!

DIY EASY FABRIC PUMPKIN TUTORIAL

DIY EASY FABRIC PUMPKIN TUTORIAL

Yield: 5
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Follow this easy fabric pumpkin tutorial to create the cutest pumpkin decor this fall! These are simple to make with a bit of festive fabric and sewing supplies.

Materials

  • Scrap fabric
  • Red Heart yarn
  • Needle and thread
  • Poly fil stuffing
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut the fabric so that it is twice as long as it is wide. For a small pumpkin use a piece that is 4.5″ x 9″, for a medium pumpkin 6.5″ x 13″ and so on. Cut a piece of fabric for the stem that is about 2″ x 2″.
  2. Fold the larger piece of fabric, right sides facing and sew the short sides together, creating a tube. Sew about 1/4″ from the edge and tie the thread in a know at the end.
  3. Now loosely sew the bottom short edges together using a basting stitch. Pull the stitching to create a gathered bottom. Knot and tie off the thread.
  4. Invert the fabric so that the right side is facing out and stuff with poly-fil.
  5. Sew the top edge together using a running stitch and pull the stitch closed. Knot and tie off the thread.
  6. Next thread about an arms length of yarn onto a yarn needle. You could also use embroidery floss instead of yarn.
  7. Sew the yarn through the center of the pumpkin six times, looping it around the outside equally, pulling tight each time to create a pumpkin shape.
  8. Double back the last stitch of yarn through the center of the pumpkin, tie each end of the yarn together and trim off any excess from the bottom of the pumpkin.
  9. Sew the smaller piece of fabric into a stem, fill with stuffing and sew to the top of the pumpkin (not pictured).

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These are adorable and look so easy! I make a very similar kind of stuffed pumpkin, but I’d love to try these too!