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Satin Bejewelled DIY Fabric Pumpkins

DIY  Pumpkins with Silverware Stems

The internet has so many DIY fabric pumpkins and for good reason.  They are both easy and fun to make, cost a fraction of the glass variety and although real pumpkins are my favorite they don’t last as well.

Last year I made all kinds of pumpkins to sell, this year I only made a few pumpkins for myself.  These simple pumpkins are so easy to do and you can make them as fancy or simple as you like.

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Fabric Pumpkin Supplies

To make these blinged out pumpkins you will need the following simple materials:

Satin fabric  or other pretty fabric

Matching ribbon

Large darning needle

Fancy handled cutlery

Metallic spray paint


Old jewelry

Sparkly glue on beading

I posted DIY fabric pumpkins last year and these ones are made the same way except for the satin fabric and the vintage cutlery stems.  If you like plaid pumpkins, harlequin pumpkins, country pumpkins go ahead and replace the material.  The method is the same for all types.

If you old cutlery isn’t silver spray paint it a nice metallic colour.  The thrift store did not have spoons, so I purchased old forks and using tin snips to cut the fork portion off leaving just the handle.  Spray paint one side in a metallic colour, let dry, flip over and do the other side.

Seal the cut edges of your material with a zig-zag stitch or a Serger.

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Fold the material in half and sew a seam along the short side.a

If your adding beading, make sure you have enough beads for the pattern you choose.

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Create a pattern with the beads.

Arrange your fabric so the seam is at the back center and hot glue the beading to the front of the pumpkin.  Measure the distance from the top bead to the edge.  Let cool to make sure the beads are secure and flip over.

Repeat the process on the seams side. Place your first bead according to the measurement from the top but you should be able to feel where the bead is on the underside as well.  Hot glue the beads into place, let cool.

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Arrange the material so the beading is on the edge and glue the remaining beads both front and back.  Depending on your pattern choices and likes finish off the pumpkin with extra beading between the bead groupings.  Let cool.

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Flip the material inside out and using a needles and thread slip stitch the bottom of your material to form the pumpkin base.

Pull the material as tight as possible being careful not to break the thread.

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Add some extra stitches into the end of the material to make sure the closed end is as tight as possible.   If your filling the pumpkins with beads or rice, I suggest adding some hot glue into the opening as well.

Turn the material right side out and fill with polyester, or beads, or rice.

Pull the front and back sides of the pumpkin together, gather and sew into place.  Do the same with the other side.  Make sure your center is tight.

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Insert the cutlery into the pumpkin and glue into place.

Sew a Ribbon

Cut a piece of fabric 8 by 45  inches long.  Fold in half and sew along the long edge.

Cut the ribbon ends at a 45-degree angle.

Sew one end, turn right side out and press.  Fold in the open end of the ribbon, press into place and sew as close to the edge as possible.  Iron the entire ribbon.

Tie the ribbon onto the spoon stem.

The Orange Satin Pumpkin

The orange pumpkin does not have beads, instead, it was given sections and then some bling on the top ribbon for flare.

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Follow the sewing directions for the sparkly pumpkin, cut the material, sew the side seam, gather the bottom, stuff and close the top.  Do not add the silverware stem.

Cut a piece of coordinating ribbon at least five feet long.  Tie a large knot on one end. Insert a very large darning needle into the pumpkin through the hole in the bottom and out through the hole in the top of the pumpkin.  Pull to tighten.  If your ribbon pulls out tie a larger knot and try again until it doesn’t pull through.

Repeat this five more times around the pumpkin to create the sections.  Tie the ribbon off and cut.

Add the Stem

Insert the silverware handle into the top of the pumpkin and glue into place with a hot glue gun.

Sew and tie a ribbon on top.  Attach the bling to the center.

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  1. Hi Leanna!! I wanted to let you know that I am featuring your beautiful blinged out pumpkins at #merrymonday today! Hope you link up with us again!

  2. Those are so pretty! I love that you used plastic utensils for the stems. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  3. Love your satin pumpkins with all the jewels. I though of the movie Hocus Pocus. Found you on Bloggers Spotlight

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Can you believe I have not seen that movie. I just read a review that said it wasn’t actually scary so I am going watch it. Have a great week.

  4. I am over taken by the pumpkins I am seeing this year, yours are so beautiful with the jewels, I have Pinned to share and would invite you to stop by my Friday party and share as well.
    Hope to see you there.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you very much Karen. I love the fabric pumpkins I see as well. They are so fun.

  5. These are just gorgeous Leanna, I’ve admired cloth pumpkins but never tried making them, but these are tempting. I love the cutlery stem idea – brilliant.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      They are so simple to make Julie. I love making them because they are inexpensive and the variety is limitless. Thank you for the comment.

  6. These pumpkins are gorgeous! What a pretty, elegant look for fall. Pinning.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you very much for the pin. This fall I styled my home more for evenings so the satin fit the theme.

  7. Every time that I visit you have a new fabulous idea. It is so great. I wonder if I have some satin around here.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Elise. I try and make all types of different things. It is nice to know you appreciate it. Have a great week.

  8. I love these pumpkins. I will definitely give making a few for myself a try! Thank you for sharing.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      That makes me happy Tammy. They are easy to do and you don’t need much material so they are inexpensive as well.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Tara. Thank you for commenting, I am glad you like them. I did try to put a ribbon on the blue ones as well, but it was too much.

  9. Perfectly sassy pumpkins, I’d say! I am so in love with the glitz and glam you gave them. The colors are simply beautiful too. Pinning and sharing! I’d love them in my dining room – they would make me feel very posh!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you so much Carolann. I love the shine of the satin in the evenings with lights. I enjoy seeing all the different styles of fabric pumpkins there are. I really appreciate the kind comments.

  10. These pumpkins are absolutely beautiful….and I’ve seen a lot of pumpkins in my day! Haha! What a great fall project! Thank you for this cute and clever idea!

    xoxo Jodie & Julie

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you for the generous comment. I enjoy the fabric pumpkins and enjoying all the different styles of them.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Amanda. I like them in the evenings because the shine shows with fall lights.

  11. Leanna,
    What stunning pumpkins! I love your project!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Janine. Thank you very much, they were fun and I love all things sparkle.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Sam, the satin wouldn’t look right with wood stems, I would try them with real stems maybe but the bling of cutlery matched them somehow. Thanks for commenting.

  12. Oh my heavens…are these gorgeous!! What a great idea using cutlery for the stems…I do love some vintage cutlery. Thanks for the brilliant idea.

    Hugs, Lynn

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Lynn. The cutlery was much easier to cut than I first though it would be. Glad you like them.

  13. You are amazing Leanna!! I am blown away by these gorgeous pumpkins!! I thought I loved velvet, but these are my new favorite!! Happy to be hopping with you today!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      That is really nice Michelle. The velvet ones certainly are gorgeous, but I have an affinity for bling lol

  14. Hi Leanna,
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful satin pumpkins. I love the added gems.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Tammy, I was really pleased to find out that Michael’s has all kind of different styles sizes and colours of flat backed beads. Thank you for commenting.

  15. Leanna, your pumpkins are so elegant. I love how you used cutlery for the stems and added big beautiful bows. So lovely!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you very much Marie. I really enjoy the shine of the satin and faux pumpkins are always so fun to put together.

  16. These are beautiful, they remind me of something you’d see in Cinderella, elegent and sparkly. I love how you used the old cutlery as a stem. Unexpected and pretty.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you very much Toni. These stuffed pumpkins are so fun to make, I thought I would glamour them up a bit. Thank you for the thumbs up.

  17. Your fabric pumpkins are so elegant. They are so much fun to make and I love seeing everyones version of them.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Debra: I am like you and cannot get enough of the fabric pumpkins. They are so fun to make.

  18. Leanna these have to be the Saks Fifth Avenue of pumpkins. So fashionable and elegant. Great job and beautiful colors.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you very much Mary. It was fun to do them with a little shine and bling. It makes me happy to know you like them.

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