Introduction: Fabric Simple Pumpkin

This is a simple way to make a fabric pumpkin from scraps!

Step 1: Materials

  • scraps of fabric (possible orange.... I used orange-brown fabric)
  • sewing thread
  • sewing machine (or you can do it by hand)
  • needle
  • stuffing
  • mor or less 50 cm of a thick green yarn (wool is ok)
  • pencil or chalk
  • crochet

Step 2: Sew

If you are using strips of fabric as I did, you have to sew them together to a have a rectangle big enough for the next step.

Step 3: Circle

Fold the rectagle in two, put something circular on it and draw the circle on the fabric with a pencil or chalk.

Step 4: Sew

Sew the circle on the two layers. This can be difficult at first, but when you do it some times it will be simpler.

Leave a little opening. Reverse it.

Step 5: Stuff

Stuff the circles. I've used scraps of cotton and wool from three sweaters I've previously done.

Step 6: Close

Sew the opening. Maybe you can do it by sewing machine, I've done it by hand.

Step 7: Lines

Thread a tapestry needle with thick green yarn. Pass it from the centre to the border of the pumpkin from 6 to 8 times, as you like and in base of the dimension of the pumpkin. Pull it a lot, as I done (look at the photos) to "depress" the stuffed circle.

Step 8: Crochet

Crochet the remaining tail of the green yarn, doing loops and tendrils.

Step 9: Done!

It's done! Use it to decore, or let you cat attack it :D

If you, like me, prefer crochet to sewing, you can look at my amigurumi pumpkin:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Amigurumi-Pumpkin/

Vote if you like it >^.^<

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lindarose92 (author)2014-09-22

Enya is way too cute with your fabric pumpkin! I am not very good at sewing so I think that the crochet version would work better for me...
I actually made something similar (but much smaller!) last year: https://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-Pumpkin-Earrings/

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I love it! And it looks like your cat loves it too!

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Thank you! For real, Enya loved it for 5 minutes. ;D

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Haha, well, that's a cat for you! At least you know it will be a cute decoration the rest of the time :)

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MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-09-22

So cute! The kitty is also very cute, but I love how you got the shape so perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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Thank you. I've done a similar 'ible, but done with crochet (and I am gooder in crochet than in sewing), but it's not elegible for contests. Here it is:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Amigurumi-Pumpkin/

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