How to Sew a Mini Stuffed Pumpkin

mini felt pumpkins on table

Wondering how to sew a mini stuffed pumpkin? It’s super easy! All you need is some felt and thread and you can hand stitch these cute little decorations for Fall.

They are so small, that the stuffing is cotton balls! That’s how tiny these are!

Here’s some ideas of how to use these hand sewn pumpkins:

  • Fill a basket or crate with several felt mini pumpkins
  • Place a pumpkin at each place setting for Thanksgiving meal
  • Tuck some along bookcases, mantels or on top of a dresser for Halloween decorations
felt mini pumpkins on wood slices

How Do You Make Mini Felt Pumpkins?

You don’t need a sewing machine for this simple hand stitched project. Even older kids can help make these cute pumpkins.

This is a great deal for getting lots of different colored felt for sewing projects.

Supplies:

The supplies list is for one pumpkin.

  • (1) 4″x4″ Piece Orange Felt
  • (1) 1″x 1/2″ Piece Brown or Tan Felt
  • (1) Small Piece of Green Felt
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Invisible Nylon Thread
  • 3 Cotton Balls
mini felt pumpkins supplies

Instructions

Step 1

mini felt pumpkin on table cutout with scissors

Trim the orange piece of felt to make a large circle.

Step 2

mini felt pumpkin on table with thread and needle

Get a long piece of thread and thread the needle. Tie the two ends of the thread together. Then start stitching large stitches around the outside of the orange felt. You want to make these about half-inch stitches.

Step 3

mini felt pumpkin sewn with thread around edge

When you have made it all the way around and are back to the starting point, push the needle through the thread just at the knot you made.

Step 4

mini felt pumpkin with cotton ball placed at center

Place the cotton balls in the center of the orange felt. Then pull the needle and thread so that it starts to pull the fabric into the center. Be sure to pull it tight.

Step 5

mini felt pumpkin rolled around cotton ball with needle and thread

Run the needle through the tops of the little pleats made in the felt from where you just pulled them together.

Step 6

mini felt pumpkin rolled around cotton ball

Run the thread down the side and under the felt then back up the other side. Push it through another top of the pleats making sure to keep it pulled tight. Then do it again going down another side. Repeat this step 3-4 times till you have the look of the pumpkin you want.

Step 7

mini felt pumpkin stem roll in hands

From the short end of the brown felt roll it up.

Step 8

mini felt pumpkin on table with rolled stem sewn

Run the needle and thread through the bottom of the brown felt to keep it rolled up. Sew the rolled brown felt to the center of the top of the orange. You will need to do a few stitches around the bottom of the brown to hold it in place.

Step 9

closeup image of mini felt pumpkins on table

Cut the green felt into a teardrop or leaf shape. then sew from the pointed end right at the base of the rolled brown to make a leaf. Put a few stitches to hold it in place. Then tie off the thread and cut it off and you are done.

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