Fun Projects

Pumpkins DIY in Flannel & Lace

Easy to make mini-pumpkins from flannel fat quarters

Flannel bundles and vintage-looking laces are used for these easy-sew DIY pumpkins.  In this little free tutorial, I’ll show you how to combine our 5-piece flannel fat quarter bundles and trims to make these sweet mini pumpkins!


It was hard to pick which of our Fabric Palette flannel bundles to use for this project, don’t you love them all?


Taking a cue from nature, I wanted to mix up flannels, a collection of vintage looking lace, and rustic stems to make our pumpkins.   When you’re shopping, pick your favorite colors – go bold or traditional, pick what you love. 

Gather your supplies.  These bundles are sold at AC Moore stores, but we have similar coordinated bundles at Hobby Lobby and Meier stores, too. {Crazy fabric background, right? It’s a Studio e print that looked like Gothic Halloween, so couldn’t resist. Maybe I should have ….}  Each fat quarter will give you two 10″ circles to make two pumpkins.  The “mini” pumpkins are about 4″ high & wide when gathered. So, gather your supplies:


Pumpkin Supplies & Directions

Hand sewing is the way to go for these – it’s quick and you want to use heavy button-hole thread, which won’t like your machine.  Layer the flannel circle on top of the cotton batting and sew the two together. Run your stitches about 1/4″ in from the edge, 1/4″ in length. Flannel is bulky, so it won’t draw up tightly in the center like a yo-yo, so you have room to stuff, pour in some weighted pellets, and finally, glue in your stem. Snug up the [strong] thread and knot securely.


Now you are ready to embellish with your collection of lace trims!  Sew or glue around the openings and use decorative buttons.   Add a chenille stem wrapped with flannel strips, secured with a little craft glue and twist, for something extra.


Flannel Pumpkin Lace & Stem


DIY flannel and lace pumpkins worked up quick and easy. Hand stitching flannel was such a treat, too. The softness of the flannel is so nice to craft with.  Like nature, be inspired to mix it up. Have fun with fabric. I hope you’ll make these pumpkins part of your Fall decorating!


                                                                      Fabric Palette Flannel Pumpkins

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