Looking for pumpkin craft ideas? This fall make a fun, adorable and easy pumpkin with this 15 minutes no sew fabric pumpkins tutorial. No special skills needed for these pumpkin crafts that are also great fall crafts to make with kids!
How to make fabric pumpkins
These lovely fabric pumpkins are a little upgrade from the DIY pumpkins I made in the past but they are just as easy and super fun as those! Do you happen to have some old shirts or pants cluttering your home with no actual use? Hold your horses! Don’t throw them just yet, put them to good use with this simple diy fabric pumpkins tutorial!
Need more pumpkin ideas?
- DIY Wine Cork Pumpkins
- Applique Pumpkin Fabric Coasters Sewing Tutorial
- Simple Fabric and Yarn Pumpkins Tutorial
- Trio pumpkin pincushion
- Burlap and tp rolls pumpkins
Great project for fall to work on with kids, these adorable fabric pumpkins are no sew and suitable for crafters of all levels. These pumpkin crafts are also a nice gift idea for family and friends or a wonderful last minute Halloween or even a Thanksgiving decoration or centerpiece.
These no sew fabric pumpkins are easy, fun and totally inexpensive and an awesome way to recycle old clothes into gorgeous home decor! Cute and festive, this fabric pumpkins tutorial will only take you about 15 minutes to make and it’s insanely simple to put together, one of the easiest decorations you’ll make this fall.
So if you love fall and are short on time but still want your home to get all that festive vibe, make a bunch of these fabric pumpkins! Stunning in all kinds of fabric, from knit to cotton or burlap!
- sleeves from old long sleeved shirts or legs from old pants (I used knit and soft cotton but I totally see these rocking in burlap! if you like the burlap look you could use small burlap sacks)
- jute twine
- rubber bands
- polyfill/cotton/cotton balls/old clothes (polyfill will be easier to handle when fluffing and shaping the pumpkins; I used cotton balls as I had plenty left from the Fluffy Halloween Ghosts project)
- Cut a section of the shirt sleeve or the leg from pants so that it is straight on both ends. One end will be wider than the other and that is just fine; use the wider end as the bottom of your pumpkin)
- Cut 5-6 lengths of twine, a little longer than the sleeve section. I cut 5 for the small pumpkins and 6 for the big one.
- Turn the sleeve inside out.
- Tie the twine strands together then insert through the sleeve so that the tied ends are sticking out from the wider end.
- Gather up the sleeve and secure with twine.
- Turn sleeve right side out.
- Fill with polyfill/cotton/cotton balls etc
- Gather up the sleeve at the open end and secure with a rubber band,
- Slide each of the twine strands through the rubber band.
- Begin pulling each lose end of the twine strands until you reach the desired puffiness in your pumpkin section.
- Tie the twine to the rubber band.
- Repeat for all strands.
- Wrap the lose strands around the excess fabric to create the stem. Use some more twine until the whole stem is nicely covered in twine.
- Adjust your pumpkin sections and help it take shape.
- Display your beautiful pumpkins all around the house! I think mine look best next to the picture of my gorgeous daughter!
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More fall ideas you might like:
- DIY autumn leaves garland
- Peanut bird feeder wreath
- Fall centerpiece with twigs and leaves
- Rustic photo frame with twigs and twine