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Decorative pumpkin from velvet make yourself – beginner sewing instructions for a noble autumn decoration

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Velvet is currently very trendy and already decorates many homes in the form of a sofa or at least in the form of decorative pillows or blankets. Would you also like to finally decorate with velvet fabric or complement what you already have accessories? Then in autumn, hardly anything fits better than a velvet pumpkin! What should it be? Below, we not only introduce you to the trendy velvet decorative pumpkin, but also show you how to make one yourself. And don’t worry, the project is definitely suitable for beginners!

Make pumpkin decoration yourself for autumn

Decorative pumpkin from velvet make yourself - simple instructions for sewing

The special thing about velvet fabric is, among other things, its shimmering appearance. With this he promptly creates an elegant eye-catcher that fits into any interior style, as we will show you following the DIY instructions with several examples. However, a decorative pumpkin made of velvet is not only ideally suited for your own home, but also represents a great gift that will always remind the recipient of you.

Especially typical autumn colors are suitable, including purple and dark green. Or how about designing the decorative pumpkin in gold? Just choose a suitable color, because the gold shimmer is brought automatically by the fabric. Thus, other metallic colors are also suitable: gray velvet for silver, for example, or rust red for copper . The arrangement with decorative velvet pumpkin will be even more autumnal if you combine several at once and also use different colors.

So you can make the pumpkin decoration itself :

Decorative pumpkin from velvet sew yourself in simple steps.

Decorate table in autumn with decorative velvet pumpkins

You will need:

  • elastic velvet fabric in any color (feel free to combine several with each other); for three sizes they in the example about one square meter
  • sharpie
  • fabric scissors
  • upholstery thread (unwaxed floss is also suitable)
  • Sewing needle
  • beans or rice for filling
  • dried pumpkin or zucchini stem
  • hot glue
  • optional: padding needle, funnel

Decorative pumpkin from velvet with dried stems of pumpkins or zucchini tinker

Dry the stalk: let it air dry for 8 weeks, in the oven at 90 degrees for about an hour.

Spread the fabric out in front of you with the wrong side facing up. Now use a sharpie to draw the pumpkin size you want. It does not have to be a perfect circle, because the edge will not be visible at the end. A diameter of 60 cm was chosen for the large pumpkin, and 40 cm for the medium one. If you value a perfect circle, you can also place a plate or bowl upside down on the fabric and trace the circumference. Then cut out the shape.

Decorative pumpkin from velvet sew yourself in any sizes


Then thread the yarn through the sewing needle and start sewing along the edge of the fabric by simple stitches (about 2.5 cm apart) . The stitches are approximately 2.5 cm apart from each other. Once you get back to the beginning, gently pull the thread so that the velvet fabric wrinkles and creates a kind of bag. Don’t pull it all the way closed yet, though, because now you need to fill it with rice or beans. A funnel can make this step easier and faster.

Decorate the mantel with decorative velvet pumpkin

Now pull the fabric completely closed, stuffing the edges of the fabric inside. Sew the hole shut with a few more stitches to make sure everything is tightly sealed and the stuffing doesn’t eventually fall out (you can also use a padding needle for the larger pumpkins). Don’t worry if you can see the yarn here and there. This will not be seen afterwards through the stem. However, for this purpose, keep the sewn area as small as possible. Tie a tight knot and tuck the excess thread into the decorative velvet pumpkin.

Decorative velvet pumpkin as a table decoration for autumn


Finally, glue a stem in the middle with hot glue. However, do not use too much glue, because it could ooze out the sides when you glue it on and thus become visible. Now you can display the finished decorative velvet pumpkin anywhere you like and, if you want, move on to the next one.

Deco with pumpkin indoors – velvet ideas to follow.

Rustic and classy at the same time with velvet fabric pumpkin decoration for autumn

The finished pumpkins can be displayed in a variety of ways – in groups, with flowers and other autumnal decorations, with fairy lights if you want your decoration with pumpkin to be illuminated and much more. Even the pumpkins themselves can be decorated with glitter stones or beads, for example, and then presented on the table, mantel, windowsill or anywhere else. But look for yourself:

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Decorative velvet pumpkin in pink with glitter stones.

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Combine velvet pumpkin decoration with other materials

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