Easy-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Make a fabric pumpkin using a shirt, coat or sweater from your own closet — no sewing machine required.

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Start Stitching

Now lay the "right" sides together and stitch up one side. Secure thread on the bottom, but leave the tails at the top without securing to gather the fabric later. Depending on the material (such as suede) either hand-stitch the pumpkin or use a sewing machine to make it even easier. Make sure the stitch length is set at the longest setting.

Put Panels Together

Stitch all the panels together until you end up with a tube. Next, stitch and gather the bottom of the tube. Gather it together as tightly as possible. The pumpkin is starting to take shape. Then start gathering the seams on the panels. Pull on the thread until the sides of the pumpkin are gathered to your liking. Try to keep all the gathered seams even.

Stuff the Pumpkin

Stuff the pumpkin, making sure to get lots of batting into those little "pockets." Cut the pieces of batting and stuff them into the little sections to get them nice and plump, then add more to the center.

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