Transition to fall and match any decor by making your own DIY Fall Fabric Pumpkin.

It’s time for the August Pin Challenge! The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen (see the other host projects at the end)! This month’s challenge is all about fall projects, so I chose to follow this pin —>> DIY Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial found on my Holidays – Thanksgiving Pinterest Board.

What I like about making my own DIY Fall Fabric Pumpkin is that it’s easy to customize. Since my decor is sort of tropical, I decided to use some leftover tropical fabric from another project, so it blends in with my home. Also, since I already had everything on hand, I made use of craft supplies that were collecting dust and didn’t spend a dime – woot, woot!

DIY Fall Fabric Pumpkin

DIY Fall Fabric Pumpkin

Yield: 1
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

An easy fall decor craft - How to make DIY Fall Fabric Pumpkin. Rather than a short wide pumpkin, this tutorial makes a tall 6" fall fabric tropical pumpkin.


  • Fabric
  • Cut tree branch (pumpkin stem)
  • Embroidery thread
  • Thread
  • Stuffing (Fiberfill)


  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun/glue sticks
  • Needles - sewing needle & long doll/upholstry needle
  • Ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • Sewing machine


  1. DIY fall fabric pumpkin suppliesDIY Fall Fabric Pumpkin cut fabric Fold fabric and cut folded fabric to measure 9" x 18". This will create a tube for a 6" - 7" tall finished pumpkin.
  2. With right sides of fabric facing each other, sew the long 18" side with a 1/4" seam.
  3. On one of the short sides, add a running stitch about 1/4" from the edge. Pull to gather and tie off the thread.
  4. Stuff DIY fall fabric pumpkin Turn pumpkin inside out. Densely fill with stuffing/fiberfill. If not enough stuffing is used, it will create a lot of wrinkles on the pumpkin sides.
  5. Top running stitch DIY fall fabric pumpkin Add running stitch along top of the pumpkin opening. Gather and tie a knot to close.
  6. Pumpkin segments Thread the doll/upholstry needle with embroidery thread. Pull it through the bottom of the pumpkin to the top. Knot the bottom end of the embroidery thread. Bring the needle and thread back to the bottom and continue doing this to make the sections of the pumpkin. Tip: If you want defined sections, pull tight. If you don't want wrinkles on the pumpkin, don't pull the embroidery thread tight.
  7. Branch pumpkin stem Cut an appropriate sized tree branch for the stem (mine is about 4"). Glue into place.

  8. DIY Fall Fabric Pumpkin


  • I made this with a regular 4" needle, but I would highly recommend a 6" or longer doll/upholstry needle. It would make assembly safer and easier.
  • I probably could have stuffed this pumpkin a bit more, which would have made a taller 8" to 10" pumpkin.

Did you make this project?

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For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosts, check out the links below ↓

Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop Image

My Pinterventures  •  Cookies Coffee and Crafts  
Farm Girl Reformed  •  Slices of Life
Decorate and More with Tip  •  Purple Hues and Me
Life Beyond Kitchen  •  Mom Home Guide
  Our Good Life
Pretty DIY Home   Elle Marie Home  •  Create with Cynthia

Now, let’s see what the other hosts have created ⇓⇓

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  1. I agree that making customized pumpkins is the best to match your home. The fabric is very pretty and I love the tree branches as the stems. It gives it a nice natural touch.

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