8/31/2017

Easy Fall Ideas - DIY Fabric Pumpkins

Looking for an easy DIY #fall project? Look no further! Here’s a cute and easy way to make fabric pumpkins and decorate your home for the season. Best thing about this project: it can be made of new or old fabric or even a old clothing! 
As I said in this post, I use fabric pumpkins in my fall decor every year, but I just realized I never shared how to make them! And they are so fun to make!
Would you like to make some fabric pumpkins too? It’s so easy and you don’t even need a sewing machine!
P.S. If you want to see how I made this cute storage box you can find the tutorial here
Materials:
Fabric
Pillow stuffing
needle and thread
hot glue
scissors/ruler
Something for the stem (I used sticks I found outside)  and leaves (if you even want a leaf, I don`t...) 
Twine, string or yarn to wrap around the pumpkin.

Tutorial:
Cut your fabric into a rectangle, different dimensions will give different size.  A standard pumpkin shape would be width = 2 times the height. I wanted various shapes that would complement each other.

Fold your fabric in half, right sides together and hand sew, machine sew or even hot glue the side seam. (I used old pants for this one- perfect that I didn’t have to do an ounce of prep work to it!;D)
Next, sew a wide basting stitch along the bottom of the tube. Gather the bottom up so it is tightly closed and sew a few stitches to secure the bottom.
 It should look something like this.
Flip the fabric right side out and stuff your pumpkin. (Tip: to save stuffing, make a hole in the middle and use plastic bags, then put stuffing around, on top and bottom.)
Sew a basting stitch along the top and close it the same way as the bottom.
Pull the top closed and add a few stitches to secure it.
Thread the needle through the entire length of pumpkin (top to bottom) and wrap the twine/string around the pumpkin 4 to 8 times (whatever looks best to you.) Wrap it tightly and tie it off on the bottom. The tension gives the pumpkin the puffiness and better shape. 
Add a small amount of hot glue on top of your stem and attach it on the pumpkin.
If you want, add your leaves with a little more hot glue and voilà! A really cute pumpkin! Easy isn’t it?
Now go make a few! Even a no sewer can easily stitch up this pumpkin patch, made of linen, silk, or velvet. Set the sewn pumpkins in a cool autumnal scene and enjoy your good work! 

Do you have any fun fall projects on your list?

Thank you so much for stopping by, wishing you a wonderful day!
xoxo,


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47 comments:

  1. Post je super mila, slike su fenomenalne, jako lepo pišeš ♥

    Pozdrav, Kristina ♥

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  2. Hvala ti draga! xx

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  3. Really cute!
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  4. Jako lijep DiY bas me nesto vucr na jesen i rujan.
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  5. Ovo izgleda preslatko! Oduševljena sam! *------*

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  6. I'm glad to see you again for my blog, your post is very interesting!!!!kiss
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  7. Vesna drag,a oduševila si me! Znala sam da si jako kreativna ali ovoliki talenat, iskreno nisam ocekivala. Sjajna ideja, krajni proizvod savrsen, bas nekako u mom fazonu, definitivno moram napraviti slicno! Nekako mi uz moju gotik malenkost idu bundeve, a ove su predivne! Hvala na podeljenoj ideji, kupika si me definitivno!

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    1. Jaoooo, hvala draga, divna si! xoxo

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  8. Draga, da li je potrebno da kažem da si me ponovo oduševila DIY predlogom? :)
    Obožavam ovakve postove kao i video. Pored toga što jako volim jastučiće i tikvice ovaj spoj mi se čini fantastičnom kombinaciom. Hvala na predlogu.
    Želim ti lijem dan!

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    1. Hvala puno draga, i tebi lep dan!! xoxo

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  9. Great tips and a very helpful post! x

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  10. What lovely soft colours.

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  11. Ajme meni oduševljena sam izgleda predobro !
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  12. Fantastic post! Happy weekend. :)

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  13. Pretty fabric pumpkins! You are so good in handcrafts!

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    1. Thank you dear, I`m doing my best! :)

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  14. Preslatko izgledaju, zaista sjajna ideja :*

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  16. Hi dear! you have a fantastic blog, I really like it:)
    Do you want to follow each other? Let me know!
    Have a great day,
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  17. Love your blog, beautiful design. Great idea for those pumpkins, i would love to do it. Pitcures are great too. Check out my blog and follow me if you like it. ♥♥

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  18. Divan post kao i idea,ja se ovog nikad ne bih sjetila baš super izgleda!♥


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    1. Hvala Belma, drago mi je da ti se dopala ideja! xx

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  19. Great ideia
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  20. this is so cute and such a great idea! :)

    xoxo, rae
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  21. These pumpkins look so sweet.
    Have a good weekend

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    1. Thanks darling, same to you! xx

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  22. Draga, ovo je preslatko! Vidjela sam ih nebrojeno puta, no nisam bila upoznata sa tutorijalom. Hvala ti na njemu! Tebi su ispale predivno! :-)
    Veliki pozdrav!
    Irena

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  23. They are so soft and pretty Vesna!! Thank you for sharing this tutorial at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your project at tonight's party.
    Hugs - Kerryanne

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    1. So happy to be featured on your blog, thank you so much Kerryanne!! xoxo

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  24. This looks like a really nice and easy diy! I might give it a try!
    Kiss x

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  25. Hi Vesna,
    Just wanted to stop by and let you know that this post was featured in the Create, Bake, Grow & Gather link party Fall Feature magazine at https://issuu.com/shabbyartboutique/docs/create__bake__grow___gather_party_f
    I thank you for your contributions to the party.
    Hugs, Kerryanne

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    1. Thank you so much Kerryanne! So happy to be a part of your lovely magazine!

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