We are so excited for some new pumpkin crafts this fall! Believe it or not, we have never made our own felt pumpkins, so Krista got to work and put together this tutorial for our September collection. Our pattern below includes two sizes, with the large pumpkin being about 8 inches across.
This is a simple pattern to cut by hand. But of course, you can always use your Maker or Cameo 4 if you prefer.
Go big or gourd home
The great thing about this project is you can make these felt pumpkins now and use them as decor until the end of November (or whenever you’re ready to decorate for Christmas or winter). Just sew up a few to decorate your mantel, entry table, or even table centerpiece. To jazz up our larger pumpkin, Krista added a little felt leaf to the top, which we have included in the pattern for you.
Skill level: Intermediate. Since the pumpkin is made up of 16 pieces, this project is a bit time-consuming but the construction is not difficult at all.
Styling tips: Need some decorating inspiration? Once you’ve made your felt pumpkins, you can style them with our pussy willow branches, paper button fern, and our embroidery floss artwork.
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Detail Scissors
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Wooden Skewer or Stuffing Tool
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Poppy, Papaya, Mint, and Hazelnut
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Tangerine (740), Light Apricot (3824), Light Bright Green (3851), and Light Brown (434)
- Polyester Fiber Fill — Lia Griffith Stuffie Puff
- Tacky Glue
- Fabric Pen — Dritz Disappearing Ink
How to Make Felt Pumpkins
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to pattern using a cutting machine (optional) or scissors. Note that there are two patterns, in two different sizes.
- Pin two side pieces together, with edges matched up. Whip stitch together along the inner curve using 2 strands of matching embroidery floss. This will be the inside of the pumpkin.
- Repeat to make 8 sewn pairs.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Love working with felt? Explore all of our felt craft projects for more ideas on what to make. You can also see other Halloween projects and fall decor here.
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I’ve downloaded the SVG cut files several times now and the files seem to be missing. All I see in the zipped folder is an HTML file.
Here is a video that goes over how to use SVG files. You will not be able to open them outside of the cutting machine, but once you double-click to unzip the file, the SVG will be ready to upload. Hopefully, this video will help you. https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/how-to-use-files-cricut/
How do you size the large pumpkin down?
You can reduce the size when you print the pattern. If you are using an SVG, you can resize it in the software as well.
Can the small pumpkin be sized down and how small would you recommend using?
Yes, you can size them down to 2.5 inches high and even smaller if you have small fingers. 😉
Thank you Krista for this lovely pattern. I’ve made the felt bat and now I’m working on the felt pumpkins.
She’ll be so glad to hear this! 🙂
I saw the leaf related to the project onto the pdf file but not onto the svg file. Is there something I did wrong when opening the svg file ? (I just received the cricut …).
Could you help me with that ?
Many thanks in advance and wish you a nice day !
Thank you for catching that! We accidentally left the leaf off the SVG. It has been added so please download the file again 🙂
How many sheets of felt does it take to make the main body (i.e. the orange) of the pumpkin for the two sizes?
You will need 1 sheet of 12×18 felt per large pumpkin. You can get 1.5 of the smaller pumpkin patterns per sheet 🙂
This is the project that I have been waiting for this fall! Thank you for it 🙂
Yay! Love hearing that 🙂