How To Make Fabric Pumpkins

Thanksgiving Day 2020 may not include your usual group of family or friends. This is not a reason to neglect the festiveness of the occasion. You can still create fall decorations that express gratitude to those you share a home with.

Today, I will show you how to make fabric pumpkins. This simple project requires inexpensive items that you can find around your home. Bond with family or roommates over this fall décor project by inviting them to make fabric pumpkins with you. Keep reading for the tutorial!

How To Make Fabric Pumpkins


  • ½ yard of fabric*
  • Fabric scraps
  • Twine
  • Chalk
  • Scissors

*Half a yard of fabric will make at least 3 pumpkins.

Any cut of fabric will work – brand new or upcycled. I ended up using dish towels from the dollar section at Target. If you do not have fabric scraps handy, create some by cutting up an old t-shirt. You can also use a pair of socks. No twine? Yarn and ribbon are good substitutes. 


Cut a 10” square from the fabric. Place the fabric scraps in the middle of the square.

Match the square’s four corners and gather the remaining fabric. 

Tie the twine (while still on the roll) around the gathered fabric. Tie one more time to secure the fabric. Leave 8-10 inches of twine outside of the roll (see video for details).

Wrap the twine around the gathered fabric in single layers. This will become the pumpkin’s stem. When you reach the stem’s desired height, wrap the twine downwards two or three times to reach its base. Leave 8-10 inches of twine unwrapped and cut it from the roll. Tie a knot or bow to secure the stem. 

Trim excess fabric from the stem.

Decorate! Assemble a fabric pumpkin patch centerpiece to adorn your dinner or coffee table. You can even line your fireplace mantle with these pumpkins and fall stems.

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Take 15 minutes today to read, write down, and meditate on this scripture: “And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.” – Mark 4:20, KJV

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