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.

handmade felt pumpkins

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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How to Make Felt Pumpkins

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below. 
  2. Cut out felt according to pattern using a cutting machine (optional) or scissors. Note that there are two patterns, in two different sizes.
  3. 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.
  4. Repeat to make 8 sewn pairs.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

handsewn felt pumpkins tutorial by Lia Griffith

DIY felt pumpkins and pussy willow branches
hand-sewn felt pumpkins with DIY pussy willow branches and paper button fern
felt pumpkins with paper button fern
felt pumpkins and embroidery floss artwork

Explore More

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.