Use Fabric Scraps To Make Easy, Fun Fall Pumpkins

INSIDE: How to use fabric scraps to make easy sew autumn fabric pumpkins.

Use fabric scraps to make autumn fabric pumpkins | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comWho says autumn decor must consist of a lot of orange? Or the traditional accents of green, maroon or brown? Let’s toss those expected autumn colors like a kid jumping in a nicely racked pile of leaves!

When one has a towering pile of fabric bits and pieces like I do, stuffed precariously in a basket, this is a great crafty project to use up some of those fabric scraps… so you have less guilt when you go out and get yourself more textile treasures! Here’s to autumn…

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D.I.Y fun fabric fall pumpkins

Do you enjoy decorating for the various seasons but still want to keep with the colors within your home? Buck the traditional orange (although it is one of my fave colors!) and decorate for the season to match your personal style and decor.

– Fabric scraps (Don’t have any? Check here for great patterns and styles)
Embroidery floss (Check out these nifty embroidery needles)
– Sewing thread
– Assorted ribbons

how to make autumn pumpkins from fabric scraps

I successfully used up an assortment of scraps with this project, although I’d have to make several of these pumpkins for all my neighbors to make a dent in my tower of fabric!

Surprisingly, you need a very large circle to make a decent-sized pumpkin. Needless to say, my first attempt using a cereal bowl resulted in this teeny weeny [cute] pumpkin. Way too small for decor but my kids had a good time throwing it at one another!

And because two tips are better than just one… Feel free to sew two pieces of fabric together to form one large piece to trace a circle shape onto. The seams will be hiding by the gathering and no one will ever know.

Enjoy your fun fall fabric pumpkins!
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55 thoughts on “Use Fabric Scraps To Make Easy, Fun Fall Pumpkins

  1. JaneEllen says:

    Oh goody, another non sewing machine craft, right up my alley. Your pumpkins are so pretty, love fabrics you used and simple way to make them.
    Loved your post about using wire basket on ceiling fan. Decorators always want to take ceiling fans down, not in my house. Have lived in Tucson for 20 yrs. awhile back so know how handy they are, also in San Diego areas inland, MT, KY and now here in western CO. We’d be lost without our ceiling fans. What part of AZ do you live in? Really cute way to snazzy up a ceiling fan.
    Have great Sunday

  2. Laurie says:

    These are adorable and such pretty fabric too! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Create-Bake-Make Link party! Pinned to share.

  3. Mary-the boondocks blog says:

    Very cute and y ou are right of course, we do need lots of fabric. I am suffering from pumpkin deprivation now because there are no pumpkin decorations where I live. I may just try your idea. I have to do something! Fall is my favorite time of the year. I really like that cute little slideshow that you have up there. Pinning and sharing!

  4. ashley says:

    What a great way to use up fabric scraps! I love that it’s not the traditional orange and black halloween themed colors so it can match any type of decor! Thanks so much for linking up with us at the Maker’s Mix-Up link-up this week!

  5. Diana says:

    Your pumpkins are just darling! Love the outside-of-the-box thinking about color choices 🙂 Thanks for linking up your projects at Vintage Charm–

  6. Karren Haller says:

    These are darling, I love passing up on the traditional orange, green “fall colors”, I have never liked!! So now I will be making some soon, thanks for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW.
    Pinned and shared!!
    Have a great week!

  7. Emily says:

    This is such a fun way to use up scraps of fabric! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week – I’ll be featuring your fabric pumpkins at our upcoming party. I hope you’ll stop by and link up again!

  8. Richella Parham says:

    These are so cute! A great way to use fabric scraps–and I love the idea of creating seasonal decor that you can change as your home decor changes. Great job!

    Thanks for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

  9. Fabiola Rodriguez says:

    This is awesome! I have lots of fabric scraps lying around that would make some great pumpkins. It’s an amazing idea to recycle all kinds of fabric. Do you think I could use some old t-shirts? Pinning this!

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