Fabric Pumpkins Tutorial

It’s a bit late in the season but these fun Fat Quarter pumpkins will work great for November too!
I love how plump they are and how cute they look with the rest of my Halloween decor 🙂 They will definitely be staying out next month for our big Thanksgiving feast!
For this project you’ll need:
  • 1 FQ for each pumpkin (I used fabrics from the Posh Pumpkin line courtesy of The Ribbon Retreat)
  • Twine, Ribbon, Embroidery floss, etc.
  • Polyfill or fabric scraps
  • Needle and thread
  1. Decide on the dimesions for your pumpkins. For a short, fat pumpkin I cut my FQ in half into 2 long strips
Then I sewed the short ends together with right sides together to form one big loop
For a tall, skinny pumpkin I just folded the FQ in half and sewed the edges together. This turned out a bit too tall so I ended up trimming off the top 6″ which you could definitely use for a baby pumpkin
2. With a needle and thread sew a long running stitch across the top edge of the pumpkin. Only sew through 1 layer and go all the way around then pull on thread to gather
3. Once it’s completely gathered tie it off with several knots to secure
4. Turn right side out. The top of the pumpkin will now look like this:
5. Grab your stuffing and fill the pumpkin to the brim
6. Sew a running stitch across the bottom edge, gather, and knot off. I ended up pulling out a tiny bit of stuffing to be able to get it to shut completely.
7. Grab your twine, ribbon, etc. and wrap your pumpkin up just like you’d wrap a present. Criss-cross the twine at the top and bottom of the pumpkin to create 6 sections. The secret to getting nice defined sections is to pull the twine nice and tight.
I finished my pumpkins off with a simple bow but you could also add a little twig stem with some hot glue
Have fun sewing and happy halloween!

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