Use some fun scraps and make these super easy scrapbuster pumpkins for your holiday decor

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.

Fabric Pumpkins | Mabey She Made It | #pumpkin #sewing #falldecor #autumndecor #halloween

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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 DIYcraft, and sewing blog, and I love being here! Let’s get started.



  1. 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. 15-minute Scrap Buster Pumpkins | Mabey She Made It for PinkWhen | #pumpkin #falldecor #fall #autumn #autumndecor #sewing
  2. Fold and sew your stem piece so you have 1 side open. Trim your corners.15-minute Scrap Buster Pumpkins | Mabey She Made It for PinkWhen | #pumpkin #falldecor #fall #autumn #autumndecor #sewing
  3. Turn your stem right side out, and stuff. 15-minute Scrap Buster Pumpkins | Mabey She Made It for PinkWhen | #pumpkin #falldecor #fall #autumn #autumndecor #sewing
  4. Sandwich your stem in between your two pumpkin pieces (which should be right sides together) so the raw edges are together. 15-minute Scrap Buster Pumpkins | Mabey She Made It for PinkWhen | #pumpkin #falldecor #fall #autumn #autumndecor #sewing
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 15-minute Scrap Buster Pumpkins | Mabey She Made It for PinkWhen | #pumpkin #falldecor #fall #autumn #autumndecor #sewing
  7. 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.

15-minute Scrap Buster Pumpkins | Mabey She Made It for PinkWhen | #pumpkin #falldecor #fall #autumn #autumndecor #sewing


If you like this, I hope you’ll come join me at Mabey She Made It for more fun fall ideas like these:

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Bre @ Average But Inspired

These are so adorable, Lisa!

8 years ago

Super cute! those pants have seen a lot of refashion greatness!

Tracey @Let's Go Junking

Always looking for things to do with scraps. Simple to make. With all the scraps in my bag, I could have a huge harvest!

laura londergan
8 years ago

these are so adorable!

Lindsay @ Frenchie
8 years ago

I’m so impressed. I love the simplicity and they turned out so awesome!

Mrs Major Hoff
8 years ago

Such a clever idea! I have some fun Sandi Henderson pumpkin fabric from her first line (Farmers Market) that would work perfect for this!

Jamie | anderson + grant

I love finding projects to do with little scraps. These turned out so cute!

Susan @ 2 cats & chloe

These are SO CUTE! And they look easy enough for me to do too! Such a great idea!! You should join me on Tuesdays for the Celebrate Southern link up I host over at for some southern-inspired posts. It’s still live today! You don’t have to be a southern blogger to join, this post would be a perfect fit! 🙂