Felt Pumpkin Sewing Pattern

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Another fun fall sewing project for kids, today’s Felt Pumpkin Sewing Project uses a free printable template and just a few basic materials to create a cute pumpkin craft that can be turned into an ornament, hair accessory, or just displayed with pride on your fall mantle.

Grab your free printable sewing pattern to make this super simple felt pumpkin. Make them small for hair accessories, ornaments or pocket pals, or make it large for a pumpkin pillow

Felt Pumpkin Sewing Craft

My daughter loves sewing, but with the whole pandemic happening right now her sewing classes have been cancelled and I am no help when it comes to helping her navigate her sewing machine.

But I can do some basic hand sewing (very basic hand sewing) so I’ve been trying to support her love of sewing with simple felt projects that can be completed with affordable supplies and in an hour or less.

Our latest addition to our collection of cute felt plushies is this felt pumpkin craft. It was super simple to make and depending on how skilled your child is at sewing and how intricate they want to make their pumpkin’s details, they can turn out a little personal pumpkin patch in a single afternoon!

They can make their pumpkin small enough to be a pocket pal or ornament, or make it big and turn it into a seasonal throw pillow.

You can also swap out the felt colors to make a Cinderella-inspired pumpkin or add a cute saying by cross-stitching or using a vinyl cut out. There are so many ways to make this simple pumpkin craft your own.

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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Felt Pumpkin Craft Materials Needed

Tip: print out a couple copies of the template before getting started

How to Make a Felt Pumpkin Plushie

Select orange, brown and green colored felt fabric. Trace the pumpkin base on the orange felt; trace the leaf and strips (vine) on green felt and the stem pattern on brown felt. Cut out the traced patterns nicely. 

Grab any one of the pumpkin base patterns and use a pencil or fabric marker to trace vertical curve lines on the base.

Use matching orange thread to stitch along the traced lines.

Place a stem and a green strip on the top middle part of a pumpkin base; and stitch the stem and strip with the pumpkin. Similarly prepare the other base piece with stem and vine strip.

Place the 2 pumpkin bases together, keeping the stitched one (stitched curved lines) to the front.

Work flat blanket stitch around the outer side of the pumpkin bases to join them together. Keep a small opening for stuffing.

Fill the pumpkin base with cotton through the small opening. Fill the pumpkin with enough felt to give it a nice and fluffy look. Close the small opening once the filling is complete.

Coil the vine strips and stitch its open end with the pumpkin. Similarly stitch the other vine strip.

Stitch the leaf near the stem to complete the felt pumpkin plush.

 

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How to sew a felt pumpkin - perfect for a cute hair accessory, ornament or pumpkin pocket pal. Or make it bigger for a pumpkin pillow! Includes a free printable sewing pattern

Grab your free printable instructions for our felt pumpkin craft and don’t forget to grab your free Pumpkin Sewing Pattern:

Yield: 1 pumpkin craft

Felt Pumpkin Sewing Pattern

Felt Pumpkin Sewing Pattern

A super simple sewing project for kids - this Felt Pumpkin can be made small for an ornament or pocket pal, or make it big to make a pumpkin pillow.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Felt: orange, brown and green
  • Pencil or fabric marker
  • Thread: orange and brown
  • Cotton
  • Pumpkin Sewing Pattern

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Freezer paper and iron (if using the freezer paper trick)
  • Needle

Instructions

  1. Select orange, brown and green colored felt fabric. Trace the pumpkin base on the orange felt; trace the leaf and strips (vine) on green felt and the stem pattern on brown felt. Cut out the traced patterns nicely. 
  2. Grab any one of the pumpkin base patterns and use a pencil or fabric marker to trace vertical curve lines on the base.
  3. Use matching orange thread to stitch along the traced lines.
  4. Place a stem and a green strip on the top middle part of a pumpkin base; and stitch the stem and strip with the pumpkin. Similarly prepare the other base piece with stem and vine strip.
  5. Place the 2 pumpkin bases together, keeping the stitched one (stitched curved lines) to the front.
  6. Work flat blanket stitch around the outer side of the pumpkin bases to join them together. Keep a small opening for stuffing.
  7. Fill the pumpkin base with cotton through the small opening. Fill the pumpkin with enough felt to give it a nice and fluffy look. Close the small opening once the filling is complete.
  8. Coil the vine strips and stitch its open end with the pumpkin. Similarly stitch the other vine strip.
  9. Stitch the leaf near the stem to complete the felt pumpkin plush.

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This easy felt pumpkin sewing project is a great first sewing project or fall sewing project for kids. They can make their stuffed pumpkin plushes as big or as little as they like!

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