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Fabric Pumpkin: How-To – Blogtober 2020

They’ve been seen everywhere, but are they really easy to make? In this post I’ll share, step by step how I made my cute fabric pumpkin which you may have seen over on my Instagram feed.

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This is actually a super easy craft project that looks really cute! It can be a great way to use up some stash, and have a little seasonal fun!

In this post, I will share a step by step process how I made my cute fabric pumpkin, complete with photos.

How to make a cute fabric pumpkin - pinnable image

What you’ll need:

  • Some fabric – the size depends on the size of your pumpkin, I used some leftover orange polkadot fabric.
  • Some wadding or pillow stuffing
  • Coordinating thread
  • A needle (as long as possible/one for sewing)
  • A thimble (not totally necessary but I definitely needed one!)
Fabric Pumpkin - What you need


First – securely sew the inside of the edge of your fabric to form a tube shape. A simple backstitch will be fine for this…

Second – along one of the open edges run a pullable running stitch across the edge of your fabric…

Third – pull the running stitch to close the end of your tube, like the image below, tie this off tightly, as you don’t want this to come open. You can wind the thread around too, to secure it. This will form the base of your pumpkin.

Fabric Pumpkin - Step 4

Fourth – Once this is tightly closed, turn your fabric patterned side out. and fill with your stuffing/wadding or whatever you are using. You will want this to be quite well packed, but fluffy…

Fifth – Sew the edge of your open side with a pullable running stitch, and knot. I also chose to hem the edge, though you don’t have to, I just liked the nicer finish.

Check out some more crafty Halloween ideas in this post.

Sixth – Next you will need a thick thread (I chose to use a complete skein of embroidery floss in a coordinating colour, lighter used to illustrate) and as LONG a needle as possible, you press the needle up through the middle of your pumpkin (thimble!) and out the top and simply wind it fairly tightly, around the outside until you have segments, giving your pumpkin its shape.

I chose to go over each segment a couple of times to really get it nice and tight.

Fabric Pumpkin - Step 15

Seventh – You can finish with a felt stalk, some natural wood in the form of a twig, or, as you can see I opted for a crafty styled finish using an old broken knitting needle!

Fabric Pumpkin - Finished

Have you done any halloween crafting this spooky season? Let me know in the comments below!

Fabric Pumpkin - Cute

If you try this yourself, I’d love to see! You can tag me over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

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