Thursday, September 15, 2016

Five Minute Velvet Pumpkins

Little velvet pumpkins are all the rage. 

They have some in the floral department at our Tom Thumb Grocery Store but they didn't have black and I really wanted a black one. 
I literally made this velvet pumpkin in under 5 minutes. 
I think this fabric is really velveteen but both fabrics have the same look and feel. 
The process is the same. 

You will need 3/8th yards of velveteen,
 a dinner plate,
quilt batting,
needle and thread,
and some kind of stick or an old pumpkin stem.
You will need hot glue gun and assorted trimmings if desired. 
I got this velveteen at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store. 
It was on sale and I got three pumpkins out of the yardage. 

Use the plate as a template and cut out a circle of fabric. 
Thread your needle and sew a running stitch around the outer edge of the circle. I folded an 1/4 inch seam as I stitched.

 Gather the thread a little and stuff the pumpkin before closing the gather and tying off the thread. 
You might like to put a small rock in the bottom of the pumpkin. 

Hot glue a stem or stick into the small opening. 

Decorate near where the stick and the stitching join with ribbon of your choice. 
I love attaching a small brooch into the pumpkin near the bow. 


I'm in love with a little fabric pumpkin. 

This was a quick and easy project.

Make one today!  Thank you so much for your response to my last post.
You all are too sweet. 
Thanks for stopping by. 


  1. Great tutorial! I think I have a piece of black velvet! Thanks for the idea!

  2. Katie,
    You make this look so easy! Great instructions.... maybe I will make some blue pumpkins. :)


  3. oooh, so cute! I love the black and orange in the birdcage!

  4. I'm kind of in love with the birdcage you put your cute little pumpkin in.

  5. Oh, these are so sweet! Thank you for sharing! Love your pretty vignette! x

  6. Love it! And you included a tutorial. Fabulous. Speaking of Fabulous.
    The Party is going on. Come over and link!
    Happy Fall

  7. They look very good. I have some decorations for halloween but not a whole lot

  8. Katie,
    Your black velvet pumpkin is exquisite, dear friend!
    I l o v e the printed monochromatic fabric you chose!

  9. I love velvet pumpkins and yours is adorable! Great tutorial too ~ thank you for sharing!


  10. The pumpkins are cute! Love the styling ♥

  11. Super cute. I love velvet and sweater pumpkins. This one you made is so sweet.
    Happy Week End.

  12. Your little pumpkins are just adorable!!! Great tutorial too....

  13. Love!! I do not have any of these pumpkins and would really like to give it a try. Thanks for the easy instructions. Shared on Facebook. :)

  14. So cute - and easy! Even I could make them! Thanks for linking up at Best of the Weekend!

  15. Love velvet pumpkins! I just did a post on them myself. They look great in the bird cage!