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Thursday, September 8, 2022

No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Use your favorite patterns and colors to create No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins to put on display!

No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

If you're looking for a simple craft to kick off the fall season, look no further! These No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins couldn't be easier to make, and are such a fun and eye-catching piece of decor. Even better, you can easily customize the look to fit your style by using any fabric you want!! I love the looks of both the Harry Potter and Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkins, and have been so excited to share this tutorial with you. I hope you get inspired to give this project a try!

No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

To make your own No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins, you will need these supplies:

No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Use a craft knife to carefully slice in between each section of the foam pumpkin. Start at the top by poking the knife into the foam, and slowly drag the knife down, or "saw" down to the bottom of the pumpkin. Be VERY careful not to cut yourself!!

No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Any cotton fabric pattern will work well for this project. You can make fall pumpkins with fall-colored or patterned fabric, or go Halloween with something colorful or spooky! 

As you know, I love LOVE love Harry Potter, and this Deathly Hallows is fabric is the perfect pattern to use for a pumpkin! The story of The Three Brothers is a little spooky, which makes the Deathly Hallows symbol a little spooky, too. Plus, I love how the black fabric looks with the metallic pattern printed on it.

Measure one section of the pumpkin, both horizontally and vertically. Add 2 inches to both of your measurements. Cut enough strips of fabric for each section of the pumpkin - mine had 8. If your fabric pattern has a specific direction, be sure to cut your fabric so it is displayed vertically.

No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Center the strip of fabric over one of the pumpkin sections, and hold it there with one hand. With the other hand, use a dinner/butter knife to press the ends of the fabric into the edges of the section where you previously sliced with the craft knife.

I found it easiest to start pushing the fabric in at the center (on each side), and then working my way to the top. Then, I flipped the pumpkin over, started at the center again and up to the top to finish. No adhesive needed - the knife pushes the fabric into the foam and is held tightly!! However, if you have some areas that just don't want to go, you can add a small drop of adhesive and then press the fabric into the foam again and hold it in place with a straight pin until the adhesive sets.

Once completed, you shouldn't be able to see any fabric ends poking out, except for maybe at the top and bottom. For those areas, carefully cut the excess fabric away and press the ends in with the knife to make it look clean.

No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Move on to the next section, and repeat the fabric covering process. Press the fabric into the same "seam" as the neighboring section. The previous fabric piece should stay in place (I didn't have any problems), but if it does, you can add some adhesive or a straight pin if necessary.

No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Keep adding fabric to the pumpkin until it is completely covered. Be sure to check the center at both the top and bottom to make sure that no ends are popping up.

No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Lastly, cut a branch that is at least 1/2" in diameter into a piece that is 1-2" long to use as a pumpkin stem. It doesn't have to be cut perfectly straight - I love the way this one looks!! Don't want to use a branch? No problem! You could also use a wooden dowel, a cork, or get creative with anything you can find around the house.

Attach the stem to the top of the pumpkin using a glob of hot glue or strong adhesive. Press the stem into the glue and hold it in place until it's set.

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows No-Sew Fabric Pumpkin

I absolutely LOVE how this pumpkin turned out, and it was SO easy to make! Maybe not "flick and swish" easy, but still simple. I kind of want to make a whole collection of Harry Potter pumpkins now. Don't you think that would be so fun?!

No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Did you know that you can also cover your pumpkin with multiple fabrics? You could actually have each section of the pumpkin be a different fabric if you wanted to! One of my favorite Halloween movies is Nightmare Before Christmas, so I decided to use a fun Jack Skellington fabric paired with a purple fabric.

Measure and cut strips of fabric following the same instructions as above. This time, alternate the fabrics for each section of the pumpkin. Mark the foam with a marker if needed to make sure that you add the right fabric to each section.

No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Start with any fabric piece that you want, and use the dinner/butter knife to press the strip of fabric into the slices on either side of the section. Move on to the next section, and cover it with the other fabric pattern. If you marked the pumpkin, it will help you to make sure to cover each section with the right fabric. 

No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Once the pumpkin is completely covered, take a second to admire your work (this is important). I love the single Harry Potter fabric pumpkin, but I also love the look of the alternating fabrics!! Such different pumpkins, but they are both so much fun!!

Nightmare Before Christmas No-Sew Fabric Pumpkin

Attach the stem of the pumpkin to the top using a glob of hot glue or strong adhesive. Press the stem into the glue and hold it in place until it's set. I am so excited to have this Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkin on display!!

No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

These pumpkins are the perfect fall craft, and are incredibly easy to make. You can have so much fun getting creative with different colors and patterns of fabrics. I think it would be especially fun to get all of the girls together and use up a bunch of fabric scraps! As always, I would love to see your creations! Share yours on InstagramFacebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest! #AFMCrafts

Team Creative Crafts Pumpkin Crafts

I'm excited to share this project as part of Team Creative Crafts: Pumpkin Crafts Edition!
I love collaborating with other creative bloggers and sharing ideas!

24 Creative Pumpkin Crafts

Check out all of the other creative pumpkin crafts made for this Team Creative Crafts collaboration by clicking through the links below. I'd love to hear which ones are your favorites!

  1. Aged Metal Pumpkin - The Ruffled Daisy
  2. Pastel Resin Pumpkin Charms - Artsy-Fartsy Mama
  3. Map Pumpkin - Little Dove
  4. Stained Wood Pumpkin - Me & My Inklings
  5. Bundt Pan Mini Pumpkins - Creatively Beth
  6. Jeweled Pumpkin Art - Jane Clauss
  7. Pumpkin Coloring Sheet - Liz on Call
  8. Alpine Stitch Crocheted Pumpkin - 5 Little Monsters
  9. Paper Pumpkin Craft - We Can Make That
  10. Halloween Pumpkin Bookmark - Creativities Galore
  11. Yarn Pumpkins - The Girl Creative
  12. Mini Pumpkin Wreath - Laura's Crafty Life
  13. How to Draw a Pumpkin - Smiling Colors
  14. Hand Painted Pumpkin - The Crafty Blog Stalker
  15. Crochet Thread Ball Pumpkins - Creatively Beth
  16. Painted Pumpkin Tips & Ideas - Raegun Ramblings
  17. No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins - Artsy-Fartsy Mama (you are here)
  18. Wooden Pumpkin Blocks - Poofy Cheeks
  19. Pumpkin Suncatchers - Sunshine and Munchkins
  20. Faux Cement Pumpkin Cups - She's Crafty
  21. Wreath with Pom Pom Pumpkins - Me & My Inklings
  22. Watercolor Pumpkin - Homemade Heather
  23. Create a Pumpkin Landscape - Jenny's Crayon Collection
  24. Dollar Tree Pumpkin Mantel Decor - Michelle's Party Plan-It

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No-Sew Fabric Pumpkins

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  1. What a great idea! I would have never thought of that!

  2. These are adorable & look so easy. Perfect combo! I'll be featuring them on tomorrow's Crafty Creators. If you'd eve like to add a blogger to the hop, I'd be honored to join you very talented ladies!! I'll schedule your feature on social media as well, & I'll tag you. Happy hump day!


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