Velvet Pumpkins

Velvet Pumpkins

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • 1 yd crushed panne for each pumpkin
  • Coordinating thread
  • Glitter
  • Glitter glue to match fabric colors
  • Dowel rods (1 per stem)
  • 1 pkg Poly Pellets (makes 2)
  • 1 pkg Poly-fil® fiberfill
  • Brown spray paint
  • Silk autumn leaves (1 per pumpkin)
  • 1 roll Naturally Wired
  • Wire cutters
  • Sewing needles
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Saw
  • Duck® Tape
  • Craft glue
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks


1. Cut the dowels rods in pieces; 12" for large pumpkins and 11" for small pumpkins.
2. Group similar sized cut dowel rods together. Start at the bottom and wrap with Duck® Tape to approx. 5½". Cut the unwrapped dowel rods on an angle.
3. Spray paint the exposed wrapped dowel rods and allow to dry.
4. Brush glue on painted dowel rods and sprinkle with glitter, working one side at a time. Let dry.
5. Cut fabric; 32" circle for large pumpkin and 29" circle for small pumpkin. Run a gathering stitch down ¾" from edge. Gather loosely.
6. Fill bottom with half of the bag of Poly Pellets. Set the dowel rods in the center and fill with fiberfill. Pull the gathers tightly around the dowel rods and secure with several stitches.
7. On each fall leaf, lightly apply glitter glue with a paintbrush.
8. Cut Naturally Wire, 1 per pumpkin, into approx. 14"-18" pieces. Coil. Apply glitter glue over the coils and allow to dry.
9. Push leaf and coil into pumpkin next to stem and hot glue in place. Hot glue inside edge of fabric to secure pumpkin to stem.