Fall Sewing Tutorials

Plush Velvet Pumpkin Tutorial

September 2, 2015

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Fill your home with plump pumpkins using this plush velvet pumpkin tutorial! Fall is just around the corner, get your DIY on with this crafty home decor!
Pumpkin time! Can you get enough of those plump little orange guys? or white? or green? or any shade they come in? I can’t! Pumpkins real or not, are lovely and they tell us that fall is here! I’ve been making loads of velvet plush pumpkins to scatter around the house and bring fall cheer! I was lucky enough to find a lot of real dried pumpkin stems to use for my pumpkins on Etsy! These pumpkins are incredibly easy to make and yes they are sewn, but you don’t need sewing skills to be able to make them!

Plush Velvet Pumpkin Tutorial

Fill your home with plump pumpkins using this plush velvet pumpkin tutorial! Fall is just around the corner, get your DIY on with this crafty home decor!
Materials:
Panne stretch velvet
Pumpkin stems
Hot glue (if you need a lot of glue sticks, this is an incredible deal)
Fiber fill
Leather needle
Thread
Circle templates in various sizes like dinner plate, 10 gallon bucket etc

Fill your home with plump pumpkins using this plush velvet pumpkin tutorial! Fall is just around the corner, get your DIY on with this crafty home decor!
Start by cutting out a circle with your circle template (your circle doesn’t have to be perfect). Knot your needle and make a cross stitch with the knot on the inside of the pumpkin (the cross stitch will help keep the knot from pulling out of the velvet, which it has a tendency to do). Now start create a running stitch all the way around the fabric and bunch the fabric every few stitches (your stitches don’t have to be tidy, they can be a bit haphazard). When you reach the end tie the thread off leaving a small opening to the inner part of the pumpkin. Stuff your pumpkin and give it as many lumps as you’d like (if you have some scrap fabric to stuff the pumpkin with, that works quite nicely). Thread and knot your needle again and close up the opening of the pumpkin. Take dried pumpkin stem and add hot glue to the bottom, make sure not to put glue too close to the edge of the stem or it will squish out and get on your fabric. Press the stem firmly onto the closed opening of the pumpkin and hold until set. Now you have a pumpkin! Woohoo!

Fill your home with plump pumpkins using this plush velvet pumpkin tutorial! Fall is just around the corner, get your DIY on with this crafty home decor!

I think these are really easy to make, especially when you consider the oomph they bring to your autumn decor!

Have you been decorating for fall yet?

Fill your home with plump pumpkins using this plush velvet pumpkin tutorial! Fall is just around the corner, get your DIY on with this crafty home decor!

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17 Comments

  • Reply Betty September 2, 2015 at 6:08 am

    They are so cute, I have to find me some velvet fabric to make a few. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Nancy Straughan September 2, 2015 at 6:16 am

    These are so adorable, I am definitely going to make them this year! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  • Reply Megin September 2, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Beautiful! These have been on my “to do” list for a few years. I even went to buy velvet once, lol! I love the colors you used, too.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  • Reply Fabiola Garcia September 3, 2015 at 12:32 am

    This is beautiful and a creative way to use left over fabrics. Where did you get the pumpkin stems? Thanks!.

  • Reply Jody Gabara September 3, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Hi Heather,
    I love how your plush velvet pumpkins turned out, so pretty! Thanks for sharing how to make them too! The tutorial is great! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays this week.
    Hugs,
    Jody

  • Reply Heidi September 4, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I love the look of velvet pumpkins and have been thinking of trying to make some. Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Reply Katherines Corner September 6, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    these are so sweet Heather. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday hop. xo

  • Reply Tiffany September 8, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Hi, Heather ~ These pumpkins are gorgeous! And I love that you went with blue rather than the traditional orange! I’m pinning these, so that I can try to make a few. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party!

  • Reply Julie September 10, 2015 at 9:24 am

    I love your pretty blue pumpkins.
    Thanks for joining and sharing them at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    We hope to see you again.
    Julie

  • Reply Carol September 10, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial! I even remembered to save my stems from last year. Featuring when my party opens up tonight.

  • Reply Jess September 11, 2015 at 11:01 am

    SUPER cute! You always have such neat ideas!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J! Please don’t forget to enter the $25 Starbucks Giftcard Giveaway that ends tomorrow night!

  • Reply Lou Lou Girls September 12, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    This looks so amazing! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for stopping by and partying with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can pin and tweet your masterpieces! Lou Lou Girls

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