Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins!

by June Fuentes on October 3, 2016 in Activities, Creativity, Fun, Holidays, Home Decor, Sewing

Today our sweet contributor Ana from The Lost Apron is sharing:

Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins - The Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor.  You may use a  cotton (batik Houndstooth  shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.  - The Lost Apron

This Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor.  You may use a  cotton (batik Houndstooth  shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.

Materials needed:

  • 1/2 yard of  fabric
  • Scrap of contrasting fabric for the stem
  • Buttonhole thread or strong thread
  • Polyester fiberfill

Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins - The Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor.  You may use a  cotton (batik Houndstooth  shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.  - The Lost Apron
1. Iron entire piece of fabric and fold so that the right side is together. Stitch selvages together with a 4/8″ seam. Iron seam open.  Keep inside out.

Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins - The Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor.  You may use a  cotton (batik Houndstooth  shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.  - The Lost Apron
2. Thread needle with buttonhole thread or heavy thread. Make a knot at one end of thread. Beginning at seam make big basting stitches 4/8″ from bottom edge of fabric.

Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins - The Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor.  You may use a  cotton (batik Houndstooth  shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.  - The Lost Apron
3. When you have gone all the way around, pull the knot from the beginning and use both ends of thread to gather fabric. When it is tight, knot the threads together in a square knot.

Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins - The Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor.  You may use a  cotton (batik Houndstooth  shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.  - The Lost Apron
4. Using longer end of thread, wrap around fabric several times to tighten opening. Secure ends of thread by knotting again. Clip threads.

Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins - The Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor.  You may use a  cotton (batik Houndstooth  shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.  - The Lost Apron
5. Turn pumpkin right side out. Stuff with polyester fiberfill. Begin by stuffing the walls then the inside.

Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins - The Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor.  You may use a  cotton (batik Houndstooth  shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.  - The Lost Apron
6. Thread needle again with heavy thread. Knot one end and leave remaining end in spool. Do not cut thread!

Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins - The Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor.  You may use a  cotton (batik Houndstooth  shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.  - The Lost Apron
7. Baste stitch around the top of pumpkin as you did for the bottom (this time on the right side of the fabric). Pull threads to gather. Adjust stuffing as necessary. Pull threads tightly.  Tuck fabric edges into the pumpkin.  Pull knot out of the beginning of basting. Knot securely with a square knot.  Keep the spool of thread attached.

Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins - The Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor.  You may use a  cotton (batik Houndstooth  shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.  - The Lost Apron
8. Using spool end of thread, wrap thread around pumpkin twice to make a crease. Repeat 2 more times to make 6 sections as shown. The threads in the center top of the pumpkin will be scattered. Use spool to go under threads to draw them together at one point. Tie threads securely with existing threads from before. Clip threads leaving one long end from spool.

Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins - The Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor.  You may use a  cotton (batik Houndstooth  shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.  - The Lost Apron
9. Cut 2 stem pieces from a scrap of fabric from pattern here:

Download Houndstooth Pumpkin Stem-PDF

Stitch stem pieces right sides together with a 1/4″ seam on 3 edges as shown.

Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins - The Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor.  You may use a  cotton (batik Houndstooth  shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.  - The Lost Apron
10. Turn stem right side out. Stuff with fiberfill. Finger-press 1/4″ around stem edge as shown.

Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins - The Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor.  You may use a  cotton (batik Houndstooth  shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.  - The Lost Apron
11. Center stem open side down onto center top of pumpkin. Thread needle with long end of thread left on pumpkin. Hand stitch stem to pumpkin. Alternate stitches from crease of stem to gathers of pumpkin until you have stitched all the way around to stem. Knot and clip thread.

Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins - The Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor.  You may use a  cotton (batik Houndstooth  shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.  - The Lost Apron
Decorate with your other fall items!

 

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ana

My name is Ana Sullivan. I began my blog, The Lost Apron, because people would ask me for advice on parenting. My only qualifications for giving advice is that I have been there and I am proud of who my children have become. I have a daughter in college, a son and another daughter that are college graduates who are working and living on their own. I have been married for almost 30 years to a dream of a husband.

I have been a working mom, a part-time-work-at-home mom, and a stay-at-home mom. Although I have prefered being the SAHM, I try to write my blog in a way that would encourage all moms to be better moms. I hope to be the mentor mom to the young mom and the friend to the older moms and grandmothers. You can visit me over at Pinterest and Facebook. 

June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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