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DIY Fabric Pumpkins With Embroidery Hoops

This is how to make fabric pumpkins out of old sweaters and an embroidery hoop.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Keyword: diy decor, DIY fabric pumpkin, DIY pumpkin Decor
Yield: 1 pumpkin
Cost: 10


  • scissors
  • glue gun


  • 1 4-inch embroidery hoop
  • 1 old sweater
  • 1 small stick
  • 1 leaf
  • 1 raffia


  • Cut your larger piece of sweater material or fabric into an easier to manage square or round section.
  • Place your embroidery hoop screw-side down underneath your sweater piece.
  • Line up the other half of your embroidery hoop inside of the base hoop, all the while, stretching out your sweater fabric as you go.
  • Once you have it like you want it, simply screw the hoop down tight. You can certainly adjust the sweater material to show the pattern or lines of the sweater to go in the direction that looks best.  This one is horizontal. 
  • Trim your excess sweater material to be flush with the hoop edge.
  • Hot glue the edges, if desired, to reinforce and prevent fraying. Sometimes this will give you a more ‘finished’ look to the project, but is certainly not necessary.
  • Hot glue the stick as a faux stem directly behind the hoop screw in order to serve as support for the stick.
  • Hot glue on the leaf and a raffia bow to cover up the remainder of the screw and for added cuteness.