Fall is probably my favorite season. Fall decor can stay up for three months, and there’s so many awesome ways to decorate. Our house has some pretty crazy colors, and so it’s nice to be able to customize my decor to be exactly what I want and that doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb in our house. These DIY No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins are one of my favorite projects to make because they can use up all those hundreds of scraps of material I have (like the AWESOME leftover fabric from doing these Barstool Makeovers that I’m obsessed with), and because they take no time at all.
The easiest way to make these, and how you can make them no-sew, is by using an old shirt sleeve. I went to the thrift store and found several awesome button ups in fun colors for SUPER cheap to use just for this project. Cut it right before the armpit in a straight line, and then cut somewhere before the wrist. If you have even the MOST basic of sewing skills, you can sew a piece of material together with the right sides together. Only sew the one edge (think cut shirt sleeve) and that’s it.
Next, you will need to measure out your twine. You will want it to be about 6″ longer than your piece of material. Cut six strips of twine at that length for each of the DIY No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins you’re making.
Tie your six strips of twine into a knot like shown. Don’t trim the edges, it won’t matter.
Turn your material inside out. Slide the knotted twine through the middle of the material, and stick the knot out the other side.
Use a rubber band, and just rubber band under the knot. This will hold all the material together. Make sure it’s tight.
Flip the fabric back right side out with the twine. Fill it full with the poly-stuffing. Really fill it full. Press the filling in pretty tightly. Leave room at the top to rubber band it all together. Spread your twine strands out evenly, and then pull them up into the fabric bunch and rubber band it (think like you’re doing a ponytail). Once the rubber band is on, pull the strands a little tighter so they make the indentions on the fabric like a pumpkin.
Take two strands of the twin and criss-cross it back and forth around the bunched fabric and tie it once it’s short, and trim the edges. You can do this with all the strands, or just 2-4 of them. There’s no wrong way to do it.
That’s it! That’s all it takes to make DIY No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins! I love mixing up the colors, textures and sizes of the pumpkins so I have a variety. If you make some using this tutorial, we’d love to see them! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture of your finished project and we may just feature you on our social media channels!
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