Make Your Own Adorable Stuffed Fabric Pumpkins
Happy October! I can’t believe that fall is here! I love fall! The scents, the cooler weather, the yummy foods, time with friends and loved ones before the rush of Christmas. It’s just fabulous! To celebrate, today’s project are these adorable stuffed fabric pumpkins. I know, when I say “fabric” some people freak out about the sewing skills needed, but keep your pants on. These pumpkins can be made with either hand stitching or machine stitching. It’s sooo much simpler than you might think and you guys know that I love simple! Ready to get started? Let’s go!
What You’ll Need:
- Fabric color of choice. Pumpkins also look adorable in non traditional colors and prints. Go nuts!
- Sewing thread
- Yarn that matches your pumpkins. Small amount
- Yarn needle and regular sewing needle
- Sewing machine (optional)
- Fiberfill or stuffing of choice
- empty toilet paper roll
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Ribbon (optional)
- The pumpkins in this blog post were made with fabric that was 6 inches by 12 inches. You can make bigger pumpkins as long as the width of the fabric piece is twice the size of the height. For example, 8 x 16 or 12 x 24. Cut your fabric to the desired size
- Fold the long piece of fabric in half, right sides facing and stitch up the short side. You’ve made a short fabric tube.
- carefully (or not) bunch up one end of your tube and tie it firmly together with yarn or thread.
- Turn the fabric inside out and stuff firmly with fiberfill. You want it pretty full.
- Take a sewing needle and thread. Knot the end of your thread. Do a running stitch by hand around the open end of the fabric tube. It doesn’t have to be even or pretty. Just look at mine!
- Pull the thread tight, closing up your pumpkin. If the thread keeps popping out of the end of your stitches, hold it with one hand while you pull closed, so it doesn’t slip. Tie off and knot
- Take a length of yarn and a yarn needle. Knot the end of your yarn and run the needle THROUGH the top of your pumpkin. I wiggled it inside the inner circle of stitches and pull through so the yarn knot is inside the pumpkin and hidden.
- Push your threaded needle out the bottom of your pumpkin and then put it back into the center top of the pumpkin and down through the bottom again. Pull tight, so it “pulls in” and gives your pumpkin “sections”. Do this for as many sections as you like. End by knotting on the underside center of the pumpkin. For mine, I have 6 sections.
- Take an empty toilet paper roll and cut it more or less in half. I cut mine a little shorter than that. This is going to be the stem of your pumpkin.
- Cut down the back of the roll piece to make a flat cardboard rectangle. Cut that in half. Roll up the piece and hot glue the end. Now you have a cute little stem!
- Place a generous amount of hot glue on the top center of the pumpkin and press your stem into the glue.
- Tie on a ribbon, raffia or fabric strip to your stem if desired.
- Enjoy your adorable pumpkins!
Want to keep this project for later? Pin it! Please show me your pumpkins if you make these. They are really easy and oh so cute! Until next time, happy crafting!
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