Fabric Pumpkins

Fabric Pumpkins

It's Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend and I wanted to make something to decorate my table with.  Whenever possible I like to use repurposed or recycled materials.  I still had some fabric left over from my previous projects.  It just happens to be that the fabric is orange which is perfect!

Here's my supply list:

  • Fabric (I used repurposed saris but any orange fabric will work)
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing (I repurposed on old pillow)
  • Hair bands (rubber bands would work as well)

I started by selecting my fabric and then cut out a piece.


Next I took some stuffing from an old pillow and placed it on top and then gathered the edges.

repurposed pillow   Pillow stuffing on fabric

To hold the edges together wrap around your elastic band or hair tie. (I used hair ties). Then it's time to play a bit.  When you pull on the fabric it will make these ridges and bumps so it really just depends on the look you want.

  Gathered fabric at the top of the pumpkin

Cut a few strips of fabric in another colour for the stem.  The brown fabric shown in the photo is from one of the skirts.

Strips of brown fabric  

Once you're happy with it, tie one of the fabric strips around the rubber band.  Leave enough fabric so you can tie it again. 


Gather the fabric and start wrapping the fabric strip around the fabric at the top of the pumpkin.  

Tying the stem  Stem finished

You're going to want to wrap the fabric up the stem and then back down again so you can tie it. You can leave the ends as is or trim them.

Finished pumpkin

That's it!

I ended up making three of them.  I hope this helps you make some of your own.

3 fabric pumpkins

1 comment

This is a fun idea! These are lovely pumpkins :-)


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