Super easy fun Fall Pumpkin DIY tutorial. You won’t be able to stop making these once you start! 🙂 Happy Sewing!!!
Pick your fabric and find a circle template. You can use a large bowl, lampshade or whatever circular object you can find. Trace the circle directly on the wrong side of your fabric and cut out.
Once you’ve cut out your circle, thread a hand needle with button thread. I like to use button thread because it’s much thicker than standard thread so it doesn’t break as easily. Starting on the pretty side of the fabric, stitch up and down approximately 1/2 inch between stitches.
Continue around the entire circle until you get to where you started finishing with your last stitch coming out on the pretty side of the fabric.
Gently pull the two threads where you began and where you ended. As the ends start gathering, you can start adding fiberfill to the pumpkin. Once you’d added all the fiberfill you’d like, tie the two threads in a square knot…I always add a few more knots just to be safe.
Starting from the top, wrap some twine or ribbon around the pumpkin as many times as you’d like. I generally wrap around three times. Tie a knot at the top of the pumpkin when you are done and MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A TAIL OF AT LEAST 4 INCHES.
Cut out 6 leaves, each leave is two layers thick, to make a total of 3 leaves. With wrong sides together, stitch around the edges of the leaves at about 3/8 inch. You do not need to stitch along the short straight side. You can make up your own leaf pattern or use this template here.
After you have stitched around all your leaves, use pinking shears and trim off the extra fabric from the edges outside of the stitching. Do not pink the straight short edge of the leaf.
Thread a hand needle with button thread, stitch the straight ends of the leaves. Pull the beginning thread and ending thread together to gather the leaves and tie a knot.
Place the leaves on top of the pumpkin and feed the two ends of twine or ribbon through the center of the leaves. Place a large button over the center of the leaves feeding the same twine or ribbon through the holes in the button and tie in a bow or knot securing the leaves and button to the pumpkin.
Your pumpkin is DONE!!! Now go make as many pumpkins as you’d like!
~ Lyndee Lee