These were so much easier than I had expected and a great craft project to make with kids!
Using any fabric you’ve got from quilting cotton to velvet or silk…you need to cut a rectangle, twice and long as it is wide. So for example, 10″X 5″or an 11″ X 22″ for a bigger pumpkin! Gold the fabric in half lengthwise and sew the shorter ends together using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Then gather the fabric either by sewing it along one side of the rectangle using a basting stitch and gathering the threads or just carefully gather the fabric in your hands and stitch or tie with a piece of floss.
Turn the fabric right side out and fill with your choice of stuffing…polyfil, rice or beans for a small pumpkin or packing peanuts. I used small round peanuts I bought online….
Most people will then use a hemp string or floss to make the vertical lines down the pumpkin…I decided against doing this step because my pumpkin already had so much going on, when I tried it I didn’t care for the look.
I then got glued some strips of tulle and hemp ribbon to the center and then ultimately my dried pumpkin stalk!
Now it’s ready for Fall!