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Simple DIY Fabric Pumpkins

Transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving with these cute and simple DIY fabric pumpkins!

Simple diy fabric pumpkins

It seems more and more people are going straight from Halloween to decorating and getting ready for Christmas.  Thanksgiving always seems to get overlooked and pushed to the side as Christmas comes earlier and earlier every year. I love decorating for Halloween, but I also love keeping the pumpkin theme going throughout the rest of November until we officially hit the Christmas season.

Simple diy fabric pumpkins diy

To change out my decor from Halloween to a more generic fall theme, I wanted to create some pumpkins that weren’t just plain orange, but had some fun fall patterns to them. I ended up making pumpkins out of fabric that only require a little bit of sewing. To create the stems, I used an old paper towel roll that I had – I love being able to work in a little upcycle into my projects! My paper towel stems were the perfect touch to complete the look of my simple DIY fabric pumpkins.  Check out the tutorial below to see how easy it is to make your own simple DIY fabric pumpkins.


  • 1/2 Yard of Fabric
  • Empty Paper Towel Roll
  • Needle and Thread
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • Raffia
  • Batting

Simple diy fabric pumpkins materials

Here’s how to create your own Simple DIY Fabric Pumpkins:

Cut two pieces of fabric 6 inches wide and 11 inches long. After you cut your fabric, hit it with an iron to make sure you get out any wrinkles.  Next, place your two pieces of fabric together with the patterned sides facing each other.  Sew the sides together, leaving the top and bottom open.  Cut a piece of thread that is a yard long and triple it up to make it thicker.  Run all three strands through a needle. Start on the bottom of your fabric creating a running stitch. Make your stitch loose and wide. Be sure to not stitch the two pieces of fabric together.

Simple diy fabric pumpkins fabric

After you’re done with the running stitch on the bottom of your pumpkin, pull your thread tight to cinch the fabric together.

Simple diy fabric pumpkins thread