Fall Fabrics: How to Make a Sweater Pumpkin

Learn how to make a sweater pumpkin by upcycling sweater sleeves into pumpkins. This fall sewing project is cute and easy.

I have a collection of fabric pumpkins that I get out every year. I love them so much and really look forward to it. Pumpkins are cute and happy and work throughout Fall.

– Sweater – Poly-fil – Long hand needle and embroidery floss – Small sticks



Cut the sleeves into “squares” meaning the height is about the same as the width of the sleeve.

If you are using a sewing machine, then sew two rows of basting stitches along the open top edge and the open bottom edge. Sew one row 1/4 inch away from the edge and one row 3/8 inch away from the edge.



Pull the bobbin threads to gather the fabric as much as possible. Try to close the hole with tight gathering. Tie the thread ends.

If you are using a hand needle and thread, pull the thread through the eye of the needle and tie a thick knot on one end. Sew a large stitch around one opening.



Close one side of each pumpkin you are making by gathering and knotting.

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