I just shared these scrap buster pumpkins a while ago at PinkWhen, so today I’m bringing them home and also showing you a few more that I have sewed up for my home. I love that they’re simple to create, can be fun and silly, and they’re easy to store (since I have so many Fall-related items). And finding a good use for some of those scraps? Fabulous.
I love a good quick project, especially when fall and the holidays start rolling around. And one thing I love to do around this time of year is make pumpkins that carry through in your decor from September until the end of November–getting more out of a single project.
These 15-minute Scrap Buster Pumpkins are no exception. They’re versatile, quick to make, and they’ll even help you use up some of those fabric scraps you have laying around. I’m Lisa Mabey from Mabey She Made It, a DIY, craft, and sewing blog, and I love being here! Let’s get started.
- Fabric scraps (these scraps came from a refashioned pair of pants I turned into a dress recently)
- Sewing machine and thread
- Beans, rice, or another filler
- Cut two same-sized pieces of your main fabric, and a small rectangle for your stem. These pumpkins look awesome in lots of sizes and shapes. My scrap fabric came from a pair of pants, so I included the side seam as a fun detail.
- Fold and sew your stem piece so you have 1 side open. Trim your corners.
- Turn your stem right side out, and stuff.
- Sandwich your stem in between your two pumpkin pieces (which should be right sides together) so the raw edges are together.
- Sew around your pumpkin, leaving a 2-3″ space for turning and stuffing. Sometimes I round my corners on this step to get a rounder pumpkin, but square is cute too.
- Trim your corners, turn, and stuff with batting and some beans, rice, or silicone beads (I saved these from this lovey I made) to add a little weight to the bottom of your pumpkin so it stands up.
- Then sew up the gap and tie ribbon around the stem.
So simple, and yet so festive. Decorating for fall? Done. Now Halloween? Done. Thanksgiving time…you guessed it! Done.
If you like this, I hope you’ll come join me at Mabey She Made It for more fun fall ideas like these:
Pinecone Garland || Metallic Acorn Wreath