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Fabric Pumpkins - DIY Tutorial

Looking for a creative fall-themed project? These pretty VELVET FABRIC PUMPKINS from floral design guru Kim Foren make for such pretty fall/Thanksgiving decor, and there’s no sewing machine required – just a needle/thread and your trusty glue gun!

I also love that you can customize this project with your favorite colors and fabrics. The velvet and silk used here looks pretty and glam for Thanksgiving, but Kim also included red and warm earth tones here that can be carried on into Christmas! Read on for the full step by step tutorial, as told by Kim…

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FABRIC/VELVET PUMPKIN TUTORIAL

by Kim Foren of Geranium Lake

SUPPLIES:
– Velvet Fabric
– Needle & Thread
– Scissors
– Dried Beans (ex: Lentils) for Fill
– Gourd Stem(s)
– Hot Glue Gun & Glue

Fabric Pumpkins - DIY Tutorial

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
First assemble your supplies and make note of the gourd size you will be using. You’ll want to make your fabric pumkin to scale.

Begin by cutting your fabric into a circle. We love the look of velvet but we also used satin to create some variety.

Fabric Pumpkins - DIY Tutorial

Hint: The diameter of your circle determines the size of your pumpkin so gauge approximately for the size of your gourd.

Next, create a simple basting stitch around the perimeter of your pumpkin.

Fabric Pumpkins - DIY Tutorial

Once, you gone a bit, you can begin tugging on the needle and thread start cinching your fabric.

Fabric Pumpkins - DIY Tutorial

Once you have stitched and cinched the entire perimeter fill with the pumpkin with dried beans.

Fabric Pumpkins - DIY Tutorial

After you have filled your pumpkin cinch the top closed and sew shut.

Fabric Pumpkins - DIY Tutorial

Now attach your gourd using hot glue…

Fabric Pumpkins - DIY Tutorial

…and viola you’re DONE!

Fabric Pumpkins - DIY Tutorial

ENJOY!

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Photography by: Erica Ann Photography