There are some things I just am so inspired by at fall time. The cooling weather, being able to take long walks & photographing nature with all it’s changing colors. Another thing I love is being able to finally sit down & get to projects I have pinned or eyed for some time, but for one reason or another never got to them. Today’s velvet pumpkins are one of those projects! I’ll be sharing where to find the diy’s that will have you whipping up your own in less than one hour! Which means you can still add a few to your table or side table decor in no time flat!
Yes, I have seen many of these tutorials over the past few years of the lovely fabric pumpkins. Some plucking stems right from the pumpkin patch to use, others using twigs or creating the stem with fabric. Wrapped in ribbons, tied with bows. The tutorials are in abundance as the leaves falling from the trees.
These velvet pumpkins are rather easy to make. Not a stitch done on the machine as I used an old pair of my favorite pajamas by cutting sections off & hand gathering tying off the inside a little flip & stuff. You’d never know. Good-bye plush velvet pjs hello plush velvet pumpkins!
Then gather the top again. Pulling tight but, prior to closing adding the stem pushed deep inside. Stems cut a bit longer than you want them popping out. A tug & a knot, with a burlap colored twine to tie. Then your velvet pumpkins are all set to display or put in a basket with some other goodies as a hostess gift. Like the one I made the other day, that I’ll be adding some to.(Post)
Now I have a bit of autumn on my mantel in a velvet, blue in color, textured with twine I love. Reminding me of the deep blue sky, green leaves turning yellow & branches getting a bit brittle with age. Waiting to lose all their leaves until spring returns for renewal.
I decided not to make my own. Maybe I will when I make some more, but until then here is a list a few tutorials just in case you want to add a little autumn magic to your home. Use these diy’s to create yourself a velvet, cotton fabric & maybe even a wood pumpkin or two.
- hand stitch /optional part machine stitch diy video tutorial for fabric pumpkins via The Allison Show
- easy diy hand stitch step by step photos fabric pumpkin tutorial via Naturally Estes
- easy sew diy fabric pumpkins via hgtv
- don’t want to create one with fabric hand sewn no problem decorate with spray paint or mod podge like this No Sew *use real or fake pumpkins mod podge pumpkin diy
Check out any of these tutorials or visit my Pinterest board for more ideas on uses of fabrics & where you can find some more step by step diy instructions! Happy pumpkin making.
Have you made fabric pumpkins?