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How to Make Fabric Pumpkins

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To begin, get yourself some fabric.

Here are a few pillow cases that I purchased from Goodwill.

Step 1. First thing you want to do is to work with a triangular piece, roughly twice as long as its width.

Here, you can see that I cut the pillowcase down one edge and across the bottom.

Step 2. Gather your thread and needle.

Then sew down both sides and across the bottom using a slip stitch. This took me about 5 minutes to sew.

Step 3. Begin stuffing your pumpkin with Polyfill.

Step 4. Once you have it filled with Polyfill to your liking, you'll close off the top of the pumpkin.

Now I did mine two different ways. The first thing to do is gather your fabric to make a cluster like seen here. Then you can sew it, simply going in and out of your cluster. When I was sewing mine, the thread broke, so I decided to finish it with hot glue.

My second pumpkin was made by simply hot gluing it. First I glued the seams like shown above. Then I glued the top cluster to completely my pumpkin.

When you have your basic form, you will now want to pinch together the middles of both sides. This is where that long upholstery needle will come in handy! First thread your needle with something thicker than regular thread. I used cotton rope that I separated into smaller sections. Now you can pull the two sides together and go through them with your needle.

After doing this, you'll stick your needle up through the middle to the other side. This is what will form the cute little sections that you see.

While keeping the thread taught, bring it back up to the top of the pumpkin, on the outside and tie into a knot.

How gorgeous are your little pumpkins?

Now you could leave them the way they are, cute little bumpkins. Or you could place a small piece of branch into the center.

I hope you enjoyed making these as much as I enjoyed sharing them with you. Now go make a ton to fill your home this fall.

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