Have you seen all those pins on Pinterest showing adorable fabric pumpkins? Below is my version on how to make these very easy fabric pumpkins, no sewing machine required.
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I adore fabric stuffed pumpkins.
But I don’t sew (a problem I really need to fix soon). So I came up with a way to make some of my own fabric stuffed pumpkins using some of the fabric samples and remnants I already had in my craft room.
For my version of fabric pumpkins you will need:
- Heavy duty thread – I used DMC cross stitch and embroidery threads because they are thick and hold up well.
- Something for a round template to trace such as a plate or bowl.
- Polyester Fiberfil
- Sharpie marker
- Glue Gun and glue sticks
- Random sized twigs from your yard
- Burlap fabric or ribbon
- Large needle
First, I traced around a large bowl to create my round template to cut out of the fabric. I used some purple denim fabric because who doesn’t need a purple denim pumpkin?
After cutting out the round shaped fabric, I then use the needle and a coordinating color of thread to start stitching around the inside edge of the fabric. If your fabric has a pattern you would place it face down on the work surface and stitch along the inside edge to create the shape of the pumpkin.
As you sew along the edge, pull the thread to gather the fabric into pleats.
You will end up with a round pocket when the edges are gathered together.
Leaving one small section of fabric unstitched, stuff the pumpkin with the Polyester FiberFil until it is as full as you want.
Finish stitching the final section of fabric until it forms a tight closed edge. Tie off the thread to keep it closed.
Insert the twig in the small hole left in the top, and secure in place with the hot glue gun.
Then use the burlap fabric to cut out strips for a ribbon and small shapes to resemble the leaves. Attach them to the twig and fabric using the hot glue gun.
And it is just that simple. Easy, no sewing machine needed, fabric pumpkins.
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