Fabulous DIY Fabric Pumpkins To Ease Into Fall

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Hi!  I am excited about these DIY fabric pumpkins.  This is part of my Crafty De-Stash Challenge and this month I decided to use up some of my fabric stash.

 

I love pumpkins. I decided to make DIY fabric pumpkins this year to ease into my fall decor!

 

Monthly Crafty De-Stash

Each month a group of bloggers and I are challenged to use what is already in our craft stash and create something.  Last month I made my Kitchen Organization Board and I love it.  This challenge is hosted by Megan at C’mon Get Crafty and I appreciate her for putting it together each month.

For August I thought I would use up some of my fabric.

 

I love pumpkins. I decided to make DIY fabric pumpkins this year to ease into my fall decor!

 

This is by no means all of my fabric, but I wanted to choose fall-ish colors but not the typical fall colors yet.  I want to “ease” into fall.  I am not ready for it yet.

The fabric on the top was what I just used on my Vanity Chair Makeover and there is a piece of drop cloth in there and the rest were for throw pillows that have not been made yet.

Creating DIY Fabric Pumpkins

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Materials Needed for DIY Fabric Pumpkins

Fabric – Different colors and patterns

Sewing machine – (optional but handy)

Stuffing or fiberfill

Needles – one regular size for hand sewing and one larger,longer needle that can go through the pumpkin top to bottom

Thread

Brown Twine

Scissors

Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Pieces of real branch or twig for stems

 

Getting Started

Step 1:

We start with rectangle pieces.  The width needs to be twice as as long as the height.  I used three different sizes, 24 x 12, 18 x 9, and 12 x 6.  Don’t worry about each side being perfectly straight.  They will be gathered up and no one will be able to tell.  See how crazy my cutting was?

 

I love pumpkins. I decided to make DIY fabric pumpkins this year to ease into my fall decor!

Step 2:

Fold the pieces right sides together and stitch up the side.

 

I love pumpkins. I decided to make DIY fabric pumpkins this year to ease into my fall decor! - www.michellejdesigns.com

Step 3:

Using one of the regular, smaller size needles and some thread, add a running stitch all the way around the bottom of the “tube” of fabric.

 

I love pumpkins. I decided to make DIY fabric pumpkins this year to ease into my fall decor! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

With the needle still attached gather the fabric to close the opening.

 

I love pumpkins. I decided to make DIY fabric pumpkins this year to ease into my fall decor! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Use the needle to knot the thread a few times.  Then turn it right side out.

 

I love pumpkins. I decided to make DIY fabric pumpkins this year to ease into my fall decor! - www.michellejdesigns.com

Step 4

Stuff the pumpkins with the fiberfill.  I didn’t over stuff though.

 

I love pumpkins. I decided to make DIY fabric pumpkins this year to ease into my fall decor! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Using the smaller needle and thread do another running stitch and gather to close the opening at the top.  Before I knotted it I added some stitches to make sure all of it was sewn shut.

 

I love pumpkins. I decided to make DIY fabric pumpkins this year to ease into my fall decor! - www.michellejdesigns.com

Step 5

Now it is time to add the twine around the edges.  I took the easy, lazy route but it worked just fine.  Using the twine, wrap one piece around the pumpkin.  Basically so you have two halves.  Pull it tight and tie a couple of knots at the top.

Then do it again splitting the pumpkin into quarters.  Then two more times splitting those quarters in half.    You will have added 4 pieces of twine around the fabric pumpkin.

Step 6

This is the hardest part especially if you don’t have the longer needles…and I didn’t.  In order to shape the pumpkin and squish it down a little bit a tie is needed from top to bottom.  So thread up the long needle and punch down from the top, through the entire pumpkin and out the bottom.  Then back up again.  Repeat this process a couple of times pulling the thread until it is not round anymore and knot the thread several times.

Step 7

Add the stems.  I found a decent branch outside and broke it into small pieces.  Fill the top with hot glue and place the stem in.  I just held it in place for a few seconds and it was perfect!

 

I love pumpkins. I decided to make DIY fabric pumpkins this year to ease into my fall decor! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

All finished!  What do you think?

 

I love pumpkins. I decided to make DIY fabric pumpkins this year to ease into my fall decor! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

They look pretty cute on my mini cake stands!

 

I love pumpkins. I decided to make DIY fabric pumpkins this year to ease into my fall decor! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

I love pumpkins. I decided to make DIY fabric pumpkins this year to ease into my fall decor! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

I love pumpkins. I decided to make DIY fabric pumpkins this year to ease into my fall decor! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

 If you like it don’t forget to pin it!

 

DIY Fabric Pumpkins are easy to make and don't require a lot of supplies. I love to decorate for fall and pumpkins are a great home decor. This year I thought I would ease into the fall season a bit and create some different DIY Fabric Pumpkins. They turned out so cute! - www.michellejdesigns.com

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Thanks so much for stopping by.

Michelle

 

 

28 Comments

  1. Carolann

    Super cute, Michelle, I love the fabric you choose too. I’d love to try and make one myself! Happy Autumn!

    21 . 08 . 2017
    • Michelle

      You should Carolann! They were really fun and I love the way they turned out!

      21 . 08 . 2017
  2. Sue

    The fabric pumpkins are so perfect. I like the soft colors. No wonder you had a shop!

    21 . 08 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks Sue! They were fun to make. I think I may make more.

      21 . 08 . 2017
  3. Heather Northington

    These are fantastic! I love the fabrics that you picked. A great addition to your fall decor. p.s They look great on the cake stands too! Love it

    21 . 08 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks Heather. I think they turned out pretty cute and I agree about the cake stands.

      21 . 08 . 2017
  4. Michelle James

    I love fabric pumpkins & yours turned out so cute! They look adorable on your cake stands!

    21 . 08 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Michelle. I thought they would be fun on the cake stands and I love them. LOL! They didn’t take me very long and I like a quick crafty project.

      21 . 08 . 2017
  5. FLORENCE @ VintageSouthernPicks

    Those are cute & I’m with you, I’m not ready for Fall yet! I like the transitioning you used with not using Fall fabric yet.

    21 . 08 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Florence. This fabric…except for the orange one goes well with my decor so I can maybe leave them out. I do love the way they turned out! Thanks for stopping by.

      21 . 08 . 2017
  6. Donna @ Modern on Monticello

    I made similar fabric pumpkins a couple of years ago but I will say yours look so much better and have better details. Love them. I have pinned these to try out this year to use up some of my fabric stash. Thanks for sharing.

    22 . 08 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Donna and thanks for the pin too. They turned out pretty cute for my first crack at them. I would love to make some from flannel shirts and/or sweaters too.

      23 . 08 . 2017
  7. Debrashoppeno5

    Oh, I love these. Thank you for the great idea on how to use up all of my fabric scraps. yay!

    22 . 08 . 2017
    • Michelle

      You are welcome Debra! They were fun to make!

      23 . 08 . 2017
  8. Habiba

    I love this idea! I saw these fabric pumpkins before but figured they take hours to make. But I guess not, huh? Thank you so much for this tutorial…definitly pinning it and writing it on my to do list!

    23 . 08 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Habiba! These really did not take very long at all. I was a little surprised myself. I needed them to be quick so I was glad it turned out that way. I am so glad you like them. Thank you.

      23 . 08 . 2017
  9. Nancy Janssen

    You know how I love fall, and these are darling! This would even be a fun project for kids. <3

    23 . 08 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Nancy! Thanks. I think the kids would have a lot of fun with these. Especially stuffing them. Even I think it is fun.

      23 . 08 . 2017
  10. Leanna

    Fabric pumpkins are my fav for fall. They are so individualized, come in any colour you choose, and as fancy of simple as you like.

    This is a fantastic fall family craft and your tutorial is very thorough and well done. Pinning to my Fall Board.

    23 . 08 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Leanna! Thank you. I love just about everything pumpkin for fall. I am just not ready to let go of my summer warm weather yet. LOL!

      23 . 08 . 2017
  11. Susan

    I pinned this project to make with my grand daughter. Thanks for the idea.
    LIke another commenter said, I thought they would be more difficult.
    I love the addition of a real stem.
    Thanks for sharing your project.

    25 . 08 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Susan! I am glad you like them and I hope your grand daughter does too. They really do go together fast. Have fun!

      25 . 08 . 2017
  12. Emily @DomesticDeadline.com

    I did some of these years ago, I have no idea where they went to, I might need to make more, thanks for the reminder!

    29 . 08 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Emily. That sounds like what happens to me. I hope you find them. But if not these are fast and easy!

      29 . 08 . 2017
  13. Megan Chamberlin

    These are sooo adorable!! Great destash and now you can use them every fall!

    30 . 08 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Megan! They were so fun, fast and easy and I am excited about using them over and over. It is nice to have a stash of fabric!

      31 . 08 . 2017
  14. Emily

    I have so many fabric scraps that could be turned into cute pumpkins – thanks for sharing with our Merry Monday party last week!

    11 . 09 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Emily! Fabric scraps really multiply don’t they. These are perfect for those scraps and I hope you make some! They were fun.

      12 . 09 . 2017

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