Looking for a creative fall-themed project? These pretty VELVET FABRIC PUMPKINS from floral design guru Kim Foren make for such pretty fall/Thanksgiving decor, and there’s no sewing machine required – just a needle/thread and your trusty glue gun!
I also love that you can customize this project with your favorite colors and fabrics. The velvet and silk used here looks pretty and glam for Thanksgiving, but Kim also included red and warm earth tones here that can be carried on into Christmas! Read on for the full step by step tutorial, as told by Kim…
FABRIC/VELVET PUMPKIN TUTORIAL
by Kim Foren of Geranium Lake
- Velvet Fabric
- Needle & Thread
- Dried Beans (ex: Lentils) for Fill
- Gourd Stem(s)
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
First assemble your supplies and make note of the gourd size you will be using. You’ll want to make your fabric pumkin to scale.
Begin by cutting your fabric into a circle. We love the look of velvet but we also used satin to create some variety.
Hint: The diameter of your circle determines the size of your pumpkin so gauge approximately for the size of your gourd.
Next, create a simple basting stitch around the perimeter of your pumpkin.
Once, you gone a bit, you can begin tugging on the needle and thread start cinching your fabric.
Once you have stitched and cinched the entire perimeter fill with the pumpkin with dried beans.
After you have filled your pumpkin cinch the top closed and sew shut.
Now attach your gourd using hot glue…
…and viola you’re DONE!
Photography by: Erica Ann Photography