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So on last weeks broadcast craft party we I shared with you how to make fabric pumpkins just like these ones. They are super super easy to make and don’t take a lot of time at all!
Plus, pumpkins are the perfect fall décor item! You can make them in any fall colors you like and they can be kept up as decoration in your home throughout Halloween and all the way past Thanksgiving.
Which is perfect for a girl like me who doesn’t have the cash to put up new decorations every four weeks. And let’s just be honest here, maybe I am a little to lazy to do that.
If you missed the live party on how to make fabric pumpkins last week you can watch it right here but I am also including in here a written tutorial on how to make these cute little things.
How to Make Fabric Pumpkins
(supplies to make one pumpkin)
1 rectangle piece of fabric – any size will do but 12” x 8” is great
1 8” x 3” piece of felt
Thread & Needle
Hot glue gun & glue
Fiberfill (pillow stuffing)
Optional: sewing machine
1. With your fabric laying flat on a table and the long side laying horizontal, fold the fabric in half inside out.
2. Stitch up the side opposite to the fold. You can do this by hand if you don’t have a sewing machine.
3. Next, taking your needle and thread do a simple gathering stich along the bottom of your fabric. Don’t cut the thread yet.
4. Pull the thread tight so the fabric gathers in the center. Tie off the thread and cut the extra thread.
5. You are ready to start stuffing the pumpkin. Try to get the stuffing placed evenly throughout the pumpkin.
6. Now at the top of the pumpkin you are going to do the same thing with a gathering stich like you did at the bottom. Gather the fabric by pulling the stich tight, tie off the thread and cut extra thread off.
7. Using a large needle, thread the yarn starting at the bottom of the pumpkin up through the center. Pull tight and loop back over the side of the pumpkin back through the bottom.
8. Repeat 4 – 5 times around the pumpkin. Tie off with a knot.
9. Next, take your felt fabric with the long end horizontal. Place a line hot glue along the short end and start rolling the fabric on itself. You should end up with a short and thick roll of fabric.
10. Cut the felt to the desired length you would like for the pumpkin stem.
11. Attach the stem to your pumpkin with a generous dollop of hot glue.
How did yours turn out! I hope this tutorial on how to make fabric pumpkins was helpful. This is a great project to take your leftover scraps of fabric into something beautiful for your fall décor. Turning your pennies into pearls, if you will!
I would love to see how your fabric pumpkins turned out! Tag me on Instagram or Facebook @PenniesIntoPearls so I can see!
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