Easy Fabric Pumpkins

Fabric Pumpkins With Jute Cording And Driftwood Stems.

Easy Fabric Pumpkins

Fabric pumpkins are all over the craft blogs and Pinterest but I wanted to put my spin on them. Plus who can’t use a few more pumpkins during the fall. They are so easy to make I had four of them done in about an hour.

I used some leftover white fabric from the flag I made for the Fourth of July and some white muslin I purchased. The other materials used were jute cord, polyester fiberfill, needles (one regular and one yarn needle), thread, and a small package of driftwood pieces I picked up at one of the craft stores.

I began by cutting out rectangles for the pumpkins. I wanted different sized pumpkins so I cut out some big and some smaller rectangles. Call me a cheater, but I pulled out my sewing machine and sewed up the sides. Although it would be a quick hand sew if you don’t have one.

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

This is a piece of my leftover fabric. I used the pattern on it for one pumpkin horizontally and vertically for the other pumpkin.

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

Now I have a tube.

I gathered the bottom of the fabric with a running stitch and secured it. Turning the fabric right side out, I began to stuff.

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

Easy stitch in and out of the fabric.

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

All gathered up, ready to turn right side out.

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

I stuffed my pumpkin rather full but you can stuff it to your liking.  To close it I gathered the top together the same way I did the bottom of the pumpkin.

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

Next, I threaded my yarn needle with the jute. Starting at the top, I threaded it through the middle of the pumpkin out through the bottom.

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

Bringing the cord back up to the top on the outside of the pumpkin, I knotted it with the tail I left hanging out.

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

Make sure it is tight before knotting it. I continued threading the jute until I had five or six indentations on the pumpkin.

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

After my last one, I threaded the jute back through the pumpkin to the bottom and weaved it through the other cords. Bringing it back through the middle of the pumpkin, I knotted it off with the other tail that was sticking out.

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

The stems were last and I cut a few of them down. I added some of the cord to the bottom of a few of the stems. Then I hot glued them into the top of the pumpkins. Done! 🙂

I wish I had one of those big wooden dough bowls and a large farmhouse table to put it on and throw the pumpkins into.

 

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

Fabric pumpkins with jute cord and driftwood stems.

I will be linking up with these parties.

 

Until Next TimeKileen (3)

 

Easy Fabric Pumpkins

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  1. Very cute! I like the rustic feel that the jute gives. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  2. Thank you for this tutorial. I haven’t started decorating my mantel for Fall and I want to do something new. This is great and you are a sweetie for sharing.

  3. I absolutely love these simple and beautiful white fabric pumpkins! They looks so nice and the twine gives them a great rustic style, also like the details on the fabric!! Beautiful!

  4. I think the white fabric with jute looks great for pumpkins and would be perfect for a neutral Fall decor. Or anything really! Thank you for sharing your tutorial at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

  5. These pumpkins look great!! I thought about making these for a fall wedding, just to have a few here and there. Thanks for ideas

  6. These look like they were a lot of fun to make. I have a boatload of spider webbing from a recent project and think it would be great for the filling!
    Thanks for sharing with us this week at the Merry Monday link party!
    We hope to see you again next week!
    Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com

  7. This is a great tutorial. It looks easy enough. I have been looking up fall ideas and love this. I may do mine in velvet. I will pin and share;-) I found you on a link party.

  8. […] As I was getting supplies together this morning to work on a table runner for Thanksgiving I came across a bowl filled with leftovers from some of my recent Halloween projects. The bowl was filled with small skulls, skeleton hands, and driftwood. The mix looked like a perfect garland waiting to happen. The skulls and hands both came from my Halloween wreath and the driftwood was from my fabric pumpkins. […]

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