How to Make a Cloth Pumpkin

Here’s how to make a cloth pumpkin. It’s so easy you can do it in in less than an hour. It makes a great fall or Halloween craft. You could even decorate your Thanksgiving table with a few of these. The best part is that it’s almost no-sew!

How to Make a Fabric Pumpkin

how to make a cloth pumpkin

Choose your fabric. Find a round object to trace. A dinner plate makes a small pumpkin.

Obviously the larger the object, the larger the pumpkin. Cut out your circle.

Sew a running stitch all the way around the edge of the circle. Use something strong, like three or four strands of embroidery floss.

After you’ve stitched completely around the circle place some stuffing in the center of it.

Pull on both ends of the thread to gather the fabric together around the stuffing. Tie the thread to hold the gather together. You can add more stuffing through the hole in the top to fill out the shape.

One you have the shape you want, get some twine. Wrap the twine around the ball four times, criss-crossing like tying a ribbon around a gift. Tie ends to secure. Trim off extra twine.

To make a stem break a small piece off a stick. Insert in the center of the pumpkin. Hot glue to secure.

On a piece of green felt draw a leaf “collar”  that you will insert over the stem to cover the hole on the top.

Cut the leaves out. Cut a slit in the center so that it will slip over the stem.

Place the leaves over the stem. To make vines wrap some floral wire around a pencil.

Pull the wire off the pencil. It will be shaped like a spring.

Make two vines. Wrap them around the stem.

And there’s your fabric pumpkin!

how to make a fabric pumpkin
Looking for another pumpkin project? Here’s how to make a pumpkin from an old sweater.

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  1. That’s such a cute idea!

  2. That is so cute! It sounds like maybe even I could do it.

  3. Well how cute is that? You should come add this to the Seasonal Nesters group at Blissfully Domestic.

    Did you join the group? If not, I hope you will!!

    Come share your photo and a link to your tutorial!

    Happy day,

  4. Jack's Mommy says:

    oh my gosh…no way…. pooh, now you’ve got me sitting here thinking of every scrap piece of fabric I have in the house and how cute it would be as a pumpkin!!! lol, I’ve been decorating for fall this past week and have a lot of jackolantern pumpkins with faces, but non “without faces”, and especially not as cute as this.

    whoohoo! i even just thought of some green fabric I have to use for the leaves…what a brilliant idea..

    (can you tell i like this??) :-D

  5. Too cute! I know it is going to soon be Summer here in Australia, but I still think Fall when October approaches. I may have to make myself one of two or three of these pumpkins to have a bit of “Michigan” around my home. Thanks for this fantastic tutorial!

  6. so cute!

  7. That’s so cute! You could make a whole pumpkin patch of those :)+

  8. Oh my goodness! What a cute design. I’m trying this for sure! It would make a great center peice on a thanksgiving table!

  9. That is the cutest pumpkin and easiest too. Thanks for sharing.

  10. That is so creative!

  11. really creative! i like this site!


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