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Upcycled Fabric Pumpkin DIY


  • Small, Medium or Large piece of fabric 

  • Thread 

  • Twine 

  • Cork 


  • Scissors 

  • Hot Glue Gun

  • Needle

  • Craft Needle


Fold the fabric in half, with the right side facing in. Fold back the short edge of the fabric, enough to run a bead of glue down the inside. Press the two short edges together firmly until the glue has set.


Double thread your needle, by cutting a length of thread and folding it in half. Then thread the folded end into your needle and pull the ends to meet, with the needle at the center of the thread. Tie a knot at the end of your thread to secure it.


With the right sides of your fabric still together, take the open edge you want to be the bottom, and begin weaving the needle through one side of the fabric, with roughly ¼” spacing. Continue until you have gone around the entire open end, pull the thread tight to close the opening and tie a knot to secure. Cut the thread close to the base and turn the fabric right side out.


Once the fabric is turned right side out, fill it with polyfil or the stuffing of your choice and prepare to sew it closed.


Thread your needle in the same manner you used from step 2 and begin sewing around the top open edge of your fabric as you did in step 2.


Work your thread all the way around your open edge and pull tight at the end to close the opening. Tie a knot to secure it in place.


Thread some twine onto your craft needle. Thread your needle down through the opening where you stitch the top of your pumpkin closed, pulling through the opening on the bottom, leaving a tail of 4-6” of twine on the top.


Thread your needle back through the top opening of your pumpkin, pulling through to the bottom again. This will leave a trail of twine on the outside of your pumpkin for your first indentation line. Continue in this manner around the pumpkin, until you have the desired amount of indentations.


Once you have one indentation left, leave your twine at the bottom of your pumpkin and remove the needle. Pull the twine up at the last indentation location, and tie a knot with the tail you left at the beginning of this step.


Once you have secured your twine, place some hot glue on the bottom of your cork and press firmly at the knot of the twine to secure it.

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