Felt Pumpkins October 1, 2020 17:30

Make pumpkins that will last FOREVER! The cutest Halloween accessory without all the mess.

Follow these instructions to make your very own Felt Pumpkins.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

Here’s what you’ll need to get started –

Freckles and Co FREE Felt Pumpkin templates available in my Sewing Club if you are not yet a member but do want free resources see HERE

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

Tools:

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

Materials:

  • 3 Felt Squares (2 for Pumpkin and 1 for stem and leaves)
  • Toy stuffing
  • 60″ Embroidery Thread (we used DMC stranded cotton)
  • Pipe cleaner (optional for pumpkin curl)

CUT – Cut out 2 circles of felt

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

SEW – using approx 1cm seam allowance sew together your 2 circles inside out (right sides together) leaving a small gap.

TIP – Always reverse at start and end of stitching.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial
Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

STUFF – Turn through your circles and stuff with toy filling until nice and firm. Plump your pumpkin to keep it circular.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

SEW – Seal up the hole in your pumpkin by hand sewing the gap closed with needle and thread. Use a ladder stitch or similar.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

SEGMENTS – Next we’re going to give the pumpkin segments embroidery thread and a long doll needle approx 6″ long.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

Thread your long needle with all 6 strands of embroidery thread and pierce your pumpkin right through the middle leaving along tail of thread approx 5″ hanging out of the entry point.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

Thread back through the pumpkin so that you have 2 tails and can tie a double knot tightly to create a dint in your circle. One very long tail of thread and one shorter.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

Keep a tight hold on your thread as you now wrap over your pumpkin and pierce through the center over and over again until your have 8 segments.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

The trick is to keep a tight hold whilst you are wrapping.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

When you have your segments tie the 2 tail ends together in a double knot to hold it all together.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

PLUMP your pumpkin and shape

STEM – Next we make the stem and leaves.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

Take your rectangular stem piece and roll it up tightly.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

Hand sew up the stem using a backstitch or similar to secure.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

Next take your leaf shape and secure the stem onto it by hand sewing all the way around to join.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial
Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

Poke the stem and leaves into the center of your pumpkin by delving into the center and securing with a stitch at each segment.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

CURL – To make the pumpkin tendril wrap a pipe cleaner around a pencil to shape.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

Then curl the pipe cleaner around your pumpkin stem to secure.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

Et Voila! You have yourself a super cute pumpkin.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

Play around with different colours and sizes just enlarge or reduce your templates.

Sew Felt Pumpkins Freckles and Co sewing tutorial

I kept my samples traditional but you could easily add spooky felt eyes and a mouth.

I hope you had fun making this project. If you made on of these pumkins please share with me on social media @frecklesandcoblog #frecklesmakes

Thanks for reading / Happy Sewing