Felt Pumpkin Hair Clip (with Video)

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Last year I shared a free pattern to make your own felt pumpkin stuffie and today we’re bringing a fun, fresh update to that craft – making our own Kawaii-inspired Felt Pumpkin Hair Clip! This is such a fun fall sewing project for kids to make and then display their cute creations by getting to wear them.

An easy fall sewing project for kids, this felt pumpkin hair clip tutorial includes a free felt pumpkin pattern to print and use for a seamless sewing activity for kids. A fun DIY fall accessory or DIY fall gift for kids to wear and make!

DIY Felt Pumpkin Hair Clip Craft

I’ve talked so much about how awesome it is for kids to learn how to sew. Not only is it a great life skill to have, it’s a great way for them to explore and express their creativity.

My Ella is a much more experienced sewer than me already. She’s made skirts, scrunchies, pillows and a variety of little stuffies.

These little pumpkin hair clips were her latest creation. I made a simple pattern for her and she had so much fun making a little patch of pumpkin hair clips to hand out to her friends. I really like the Kawaii-style facial features of the pumpkin, but you could leave them off for a straight-forward pumpkin, if desired.

Really, any of the stuffie crafts on our site can be turned into hair clips or headband. Just make the pattern a bit smaller (you can do this on your printer settings) and follow our method below for sewing the stuffie onto a hair clip. Sewing it on helps it be a bit more secure than gluing, but I personally would also add a dab of glue just to make things extra secure for active kids.

Whenever we need to cut out intricate shapes from felt, I always grab some freezer paper and use the freezer paper trick to cut out our felt shapes, but good-quality felt and a sharp pair of scissors also makes all the difference.

This Felt Pumpkin is a great sewing project for kids, no matter their level of sewing ability. I’ve provided a free printable template for you to cut the pattern out from, and then you just need to know how to do a basic whip stitch and cross stitch. (A cross stitch is pretty easy to fake.) This craft allows kids to practice those simple stitches, but is pretty quick and not too labor-intensive.

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Check out our quick video to see how to make your own felt pumpkin hair clip using our free printable felt pumpkin sewing pattern – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab the pattern and instructions:

Materials to Make a Felt Pumpkin Hair Clip

How to Make a Felt Pumpkin Hair Clip

Print and cut out the felt pumpkin template.

Trace the pumpkin shape onto the orange felt twice, then cut out.

Use a pencil to draw on the eyes and mouth of the pumpkin, then stitch over with the black thread using a cross stitch.

Cut out two small circles out of the pink felt and stitch onto the pumpkin’s “cheeks” using a cross stitch. We used orange thread but if you have pink thread, that would be great to use to attach the pink cheeks. Set aside.

Trace the stem and leaf pattern shapes onto the green felt. Sew the pumpkin stem to the back of the pumpkin shape with the facial features so that about 2/3 of the stem peeks out from behind the pumpkin shape. Set aside.

Use the orange felt to create leaf veins on the on leaf using a cross stitch. Set aside.

Place the pumpkin shape with the facial features over top of the plain pumpkin shape. Use the orange thread to whip stitch around 3/4 of the edges of the pumpkin.

Fill the pumpkin with cotton stuffing, then complete sewing around the remaining edge of the pumpkin and tie off.

Sew the leaf shape on the front of the pumpkin, overlapping with the stem.

To create a more 3D pumpkin effect, use a cross stitch to sew two curved, vertical lines connecting the two dips in the pumpkin shape, framing the facial features. (As shown in pictures.)

Finally, securely sew the pumpkin to the hair clip.

 

Pin this Fall Sewing Project for a fun beginner sewing project for kids:

How to sew a felt pumpkin hair clip - a fun fall accessory for kids to make and wear. This easy sewing project comes with a free felt pumpkin pattern that you can use to make this hair clip or even a felt pumpkin stuffie.

Grab your free printable instructions for our felt pumpkin craft – and don’t forget to grab your free felt pumpkin pattern template:

Yield: 1 hair clip

Felt Pumpkin Hair Clip

Felt Pumpkin Hair Clip

An easy fall sewing project for kids, this felt pumpkin hair clip tutorial includes a free felt pumpkin pattern to print and use for a seamless sewing activity for kids. A fun DIY fall accessory or DIY fall gift for kids to wear and make!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Felt, green, rose pink and orange
  • Thread, orange and black
  • Hair Clip
  • Cotton Batting, optional

Tools

  • Pencil or fabric marker
  • Scissors
  • Needle

Instructions

  1. Print and cut out the felt pumpkin template.
  2. Trace the pumpkin shape onto the orange felt twice, then cut out.
  3. Use a pencil to draw on the eyes and mouth of the pumpkin, then stitch over with the black thread using a cross stitch.
  4. Cut out two small circles out of the pink felt and stitch onto the pumpkin's "cheeks" using a cross stitch. We used orange thread but if you have pink thread, that would be great to use to attach the pink cheeks. Set aside.
  5. Trace the stem and leaf pattern shapes onto the green felt. Sew the pumpkin stem to the back of the pumpkin shape with the facial features so that about 2/3 of the stem peeks out from behind the pumpkin shape. Set aside.
  6. Use the orange felt to create leaf veins on the on leaf using a cross stitch. Set aside.
  7. Place the pumpkin shape with the facial features over top of the plain pumpkin shape. Use the orange thread to whip stitch around 3/4 of the edges of the pumpkin.
  8. Fill the pumpkin with cotton stuffing, then complete sewing around the remaining edge of the pumpkin and tie off.
  9. Sew the leaf shape on the front of the pumpkin, overlapping with the stem.
  10. To create a more 3D pumpkin effect, use a cross stitch to sew two curved, vertical lines connecting the two dips in the pumpkin shape, framing the facial features. (As shown in pictures.)
  11. Finally, securely sew the pumpkin to the hair clip.

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I hope your kids (or you) love getting to make and wear their own felt pumpkin hair clips!

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