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Free Fabric Pumpkin Pattern (in 3 sizes)

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Learn to sew a fabric pumpkin with this pumpkin pattern in 3 sizes. Add a touch of fall to your home decor with this easy fabric pumpkin pattern!


Like a lot of you, I just love fall. I love the cooler weather. I love the changing of the colors. I love all the acorns, Buckeyes and other tree nuts that the trees give up so plentifully.

I also love the pumpkins and so enjoy incorporating these pieces of nature in my home decor, don’t you?

Last year, I sewed a dozen or so pumpkins in various sizes. My goal was to make enough pumpkins to fill my large Longaberger basket with fabric pumpkins.

Well, I never got around to filling my basket and I never got around to creating the pattern that I could share with you. That’s all about to change today!

Free Fabric Pumpkin Pattern

The pattern for these fabric pumpkins is available in three sizes: small, medium and large.

My favorite is probably the medium-sized fabric pumpkin. But, when you combine all three sizes together it really makes quite a little pumpkin patch!

Once you confirm your subscription by clicking on the link in your confirmation email, you will be redirected to the download in the Subscribers Resource Library. The Library is really a shared Google Drive folder and is full of free printable documents, cut files, patterns and more that are available exclusively to subscribers – just like you!

HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF PUMPKIN PATTERN

I created a free pintable pattern in three sizes for these fabric pumpkins. The pattern is available exclusively to subscribers. Here’s how you can download the printable pattern.

Please note that these instructions are for NEW subscribers only. If you are an existing subscriber, you’ll find a link to the pattern in an email from The Birch Cottage or you can simply go to the Subscribers Resource Library and search for “potato” to find this set of printable care tags. (Hint: You’ll find a link to the Library near the bottom of every newsletter!)

  1. Complete the subscribe form above.
  2. Once you submit the above subscription form, you’ll receive a confirmation email from The Birch Cottage.
  3. So, go check your email, look for a message titled “Please confirm your subscription..” from The Birch Cottage and open up that message.
  4. Then simply click on the link in the email to confirm your email address.
  5. After you click on the confirmation link, two things will happen:
    1. You’ll be redirected to the file in Google Drive where you can preview, download, print or save the PDF. (All downloads from The Birch Cottage are contained in the Subscribers Resource Library. The Library is a shared Google Drive folder.)
    2. A few minutes later you’ll also receive another email that contains a link to the file. Again, this link will take you to the document in the shared Google Drive folder that is part of the Subscribers Resource Library.

How to Sew a Fabric Pumpkin

I gotta warn you that once you get started sewing these cute little fabric pumpkins, you’re gonna have more pumpkins than you know what to do with.

What You’ll Need:

Material

Below is a list of the materials, supplies and equipment needed to sew your fabric pumpkins. For exact fabric requirements, please see the recipe card near the bottom of this post.

  • fabric for pumpkin
  • craft felt for leaves

Supplies & Equipment

Instructions

Below is an overview of the instructions. For detailed instructions, please see the recipe card near the end of this post.

Step 1: Cut Fabric

After you downloaded and cut out your pumpkin pattern. Place the pattern on the fabric and cut out six (6) pieces.

Learn to Sew a Fabric Pumpkin by The Birch Cottage

Step 2: Cut Felt

If you’re using a felt leaf on your pumpkin, you’ll want to cut out the felt leaf as well.

Step 3: Sew Pumpkin Pieces

Then you’ll sew your pumpkin pieces together using 1/4″ seam allowances.

Learn to Sew a Fabric Pumpkin by The Birch Cottage
Learn to Sew a Fabric Pumpkin by The Birch Cottage
Learn to Sew a Fabric Pumpkin by The Birch Cottage

Step 4: Stuff the Pumpkin

Once you have your pumpkin pieces sewn together and turned right side out, it’s time to stuff your pumpkin.

Step 5: Add Tufting

Although this step is totally optional, I think it adds a nice finished touch to the look of your fabric pumpkins.

Step 6: Attach Leaf & Stem

If you are adding a leaf and/or stem to your pumpkin, you’ll want to do that now. Use your glue gun and apply glue to the center of the top of the pumpkin and place your leaf on top, carefully applying gentle pressure.

Your pumpkin is now finished!

You can adorn your pumpkin in many ways. I cut pieces of burlap ribbon and attached them to the top of the pumpkins. I also used wine corks on some of the pumpkins. And I even used cinnamon sticks on some.

Learn to Sew a Fabric Pumpkin by The Birch Cottage

Sew a Fabric Pumpkin

Yield: 1 pumpkin
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Learn how to sew a fabric pumpkin in three sizes. You can use any fabric and any color to create the perfect pumpkin for your home's decor or season. Download the free pattern from The Birch Cottage and follow along with these instructions.

Materials

  • 1/2 yard fabric for large pumpkin
  • 1/4 yard fabric for medium pumpkin
  • 1 fat quarter of fabric for small pumpkin
  • matching thread
  • craft felt
  • polyester fiber-fil
  • wood stems

Instructions

Step 1: Cut Fabric

After you downloaded and cut out your pumpkin pattern. Place the pattern on the fabric and cut out six (6) pieces.

Step 2: Cut Felt

If you're using a felt leaf on your pumpkin, you'll want to cut out the felt leaf as well.

Step 3: Sew Pumpkin Pieces

  1. Take one of the pumpkin pieces and lay it face up. Take another pumpkin piece and lay it face down. Sew a 1/4" seam along one edge of the two pieces.
  2. Then open the two pieces up and lay one of the pumpkin pieces face down. Again, sew along the edge using a 1/4" seam allowance.
  3. You'll now have three pieces sewn together. Lay that set aside and pick up two more pieces. Lay one face up and the other face down on top. Align the edges and sew using a 1/4" seam.
  4. Open the two pieces up and place the last pumpkin piece face down along one edge and stitch using a
    1/4" seam. Just like you did with the other three pieces.
  5. Now, open the two pieces (three sections sewn together for each). Lay one face up and one face down on top. Align the edges and pin or clip in place. Begin sewing the two sections together along one of the sides. Sew completely around the pumpkin, leaving a 3" opening on one side for turning.
  6. Once you have your pumpkin pieces sewn together, turn right side out through the opening.

Step 4: Stuff the Pumpkin

  1. Once you have your pumpkin pieces sewn together and turned right side out, it's time to stuff your
    pumpkin.
  2. How firmly you stuff your pumpkin is totally up to you. Once your pumpkin is stuffed to your liking,
    just whip stitch the opening closed.

Step 5: Add Tufting

  1. Although this step is totally optional, I think it adds a nice finished touch to the look of your fabric pumpkins.
  2. Take a piece of twine about 72" long and thread onto your darning needle. Insert it into one end of the pumpkin and pull the needle through to the other end, leaving about a 6" tail.
  3. Wrap twine around outside of pumpkin and again insert the needle in through the bottom and back out through the top. You'll this six times around the pumpkin, pulling slightly taut after each section.
  4. Once you've completed the six strands around the pumpkin tie the two ends together and fasten off.

Step 6: Attach Leaf & Stem

  1. If you are adding a leaf and/or stem to your pumpkin, you'll want to do that now. Use your glue gun and apply glue to the center of the top of the pumpkin and place your leaf on top, carefully applying gentle pressure.
  2. Then, attach a dollop of glue to the center of the leaf/pumpkin and attach your stem.
  3. Your pumpkin is now finished!



I’ve also used different fabrics. Although I love the look of the bleached drop cloth pumpkins (pictured above). I found that because of the loose weave of this fabric, it does tend to unravel. So be careful with your fabric choices. Tightly woven and cotton fabrics are your best options.

If you sew a pumpkin, I’d love if you’d share a picture. Just leave a comment below, tag me #thebirchcottage or #ahandmadehome on social media, or come join in on the creativity at A Handmade Home Facebook Page.

More Pumpkin Ideas

If you enjoy all things pumpkin, you might enjoy these pumpkin themed ideas and recipes from The Birch Cottage:

Til next time…

Pam from The Birch Cottage

P.S. Be sure to pin this pattern/sewing tutorial to your favorite Pinterest board!

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Jan Anders

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

So far, I have not received a confirmation e-mail from you. I have checked about 4 times, as well as the spam folder and haven't found anything yet.

Jan Anders

Thank you for your help.

Pamela Baker

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

Jan, thanks for letting me know. I have checked my email systems and restarted them. I've tested it and found no issues. I did resend your confirmation email to you, please let me know if you received it. Thank you for your patience and help!

Pam Baker The Birch Cottage

Jan Anders

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

Hello. I am a new subscriber to the Birch Cottage. You have some lovely items and their patterns and have found a number of patterns I would like to get over time. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find the pattern for the pumpkin; but notice that others have had the same problem. I was wondering if you would send me the link to that pattern. Thank you so much and I look forward to working with several other patterns you have.

Elke

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

I signed up to your site but am not receiving your confirmation email. Please review.

Pamela Baker

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

I just resent the confirmation email to you. If you have not received it, please check your SPAM folder.

Let me know! Thanks!

paula harmon

Sunday 18th of October 2020

i am like so many others visiting your site...i need to be able to download the pumpkin pattern...love the instructions that you have provided for putting the pumpkin together...thanks...paula

Pamela Baker

Sunday 18th of October 2020

Paula, you should have received an confirmation email. Once you clicked on the link in the email to confirm your subscription, a new page will open in your browser with a link to download the pattern.

Please let me know if you did not receive the confirmation email. Hope this helps!

Vivian Jaber

Monday 12th of October 2020

I’m a subscriber also but can’t find the pumpkin pattern. Please send me a link.

Vivian

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