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DIY: Sew a Fall Fabric Pumpkin

It’s that time of year. Project time! Here is a fun and easy Fall Fabric pumpkin.

What You’ll Need

You will need fabric, fabric scissors, paper scissors, stuffing, paper, marking tools, a ruler, fabric clips, pins, coordinating thread, and a hand needle. If you have a rotary mat and rotary cutter, that is a plus.

How To Make The Template

Cut out a 2×6 rectangle for the stem. Cut a 3×8 rectangle for the pumpkin template. Let’s work on that first. Fold from the bottom to the top; then fold it from the left to the right. The folds should be located on the left and the bottom of the template. Now grab your marking pen and draw a ½ inch line on the bottom right side going up the paper. With a curved line, connect the top left point to the top of your marking. Grab your paper scissors and cut.

How To Make The Stem On Your Fabric Pumpkin

Using your 2×6 template, cut out your stem. With the right side up, fold it in half lengthwise. Stitch one end. Fold it right side out and press. Starting at the raw edge, roll it to the finished edge. Hand sew from the top of the stem down to the bottom, leaving extra thread that you can use to tack it onto the pumpkin at a later step. Set it aside for now.

Preparing The Pieces For The Fall Fabric Pumpkin

You need a total of 6 pieces for the pumpkin. In the above-attached video, I used 2 colors. Cut out 3 pieces of each color of the fabric. Divide into two sections, alternating colors. This is going to be constructed as two pieces.

Grab the first three pieces. Let’s work on 2 of those 3 pieces. With right sides together, pin the fabric together. Sew 1/4″ seam allowance on one side. Open up your work and, once again, place the fabrics right side together. Pin. Make sure that the fabric colors are alternating. Sew 1/4″ seam allowance along one side. When you open it up, it should be half of the pumpkin. Repeat for the other 3 pieces.

Putting The Pieces Together

Now, with the right sides together, match up the two pieces.

It’s easiest to start on what would be the bottom and top of the pumpkin and then work your way around. This doesn’t have to be perfect, but you still want to do the best you can.  This is a very forgiving project though. Great beginner project, for sure! Using pins or fabric clips, secure the entire way around. Sew 1/4″ seam allowance around the entire thing; however, you need to leave an opening about 2-3 inches. After you have completed sewing, turn your pumpkin right side out and stuff it. Sew it shut. Begin towards the outside of the pumpkin and work to the middle. Once you reach the middle, carefully bring your needle through the center of the top of the pumpkin. Bring the needle and thread back through several times, pulling it together each time. Secure with a knot at the bottom of the pumpkin.

Attaching The Stem Of The Fall Fabric Pumpkin

Now you can grab the stem and plop it onto your pumpkin. Using the thread that you have, tack the stem onto the pumpkin. Once it is secure, bring the needle and thread through the pumpkin to the bottom and tie a knot.

What Can It Be Used For

This cute little pumpkin can be used as part of a Thanksgiving place setting, or you can make several of them and place them around the house, giving Fall a little love.

I hope that you enjoyed this fun and easy Fall project. Happy sewing, Everybody!

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