How-To Make a Stuffed Fabric Pumpkin

Decorate for fall or make something cute for your favorite little one with this easy-to-make stuffed fabric pumpkin made with Cricut.

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Hello and welcome to another Craft & Create with Cricut Challenge and this month, the theme is anything fall.
Close up of a long orange stuffed fabric pumpkin with a black iron on face that stands up on it's own.

I am already thinking toward Halloween and made a stuffed fabric pumpkin. I was curious how fabric cutting would work using the Cricut and this was my first experience. I am happy to report, it was so easy and worked better than I imagined.

*For more Cricut Fall Inspiration, check out the bottom of this post.

Supplies Needed to Make this Stuffed Fabric Pumpkin

Cricut Machine

Black Iron-On Vinyl

Cutting Mat

Embroidery Thread

Orange Fabric

Small scrap of green fabric - I bought fat quarters from Walmart for only 99 cents and they were more than enough for this project


Cricut Design Space

Home Sewing Machine

Polyfil pellets


Once you have your supplies gathered, head to the Cricut Design Space (Cricut Access). I have a subscription to the service and it is well worth it. I find so much inspiration and with time always being in short supply, you can easily browse for a particular holiday, craft, etc., and then customize (if you want to) and make something awesome.

Screenshot of Stuffed Fabric Pumpkin Standing Stuffy from Cricut Design Space

I filtered my search by fall and pumpkins and found this stuffed pumpkin.

Mat Settings for an easy stuffed fabric pumpkin in the Cricut Design Space

I followed the screen prompts and directions pretty much exactly as presented, but sometimes tweak the design at this point to make it exactly what I wanted. If you have design space, you probably love it, and if you don't, I recommend giving it a try especially with the holidays coming up. You'll have so much fun with it and you'll be able to make great use of your Cricut.

I used mine (Cricut and Design Space) last night to make gift tags for an event I'm volunteering for today and I found exactly what I wanted and whipped out 18 customized gift tags in minutes. It was perfect.

But I digress 😉

How To Make a Stuffed Fabric Pumpkin

Collage of 4 basic steps for making an easy stuffed fabric pumpkin

I had my fabric all picked out and ironed it so it was nice and smooth.

I then trimmed it to size and placed it on the mat.

Next, I followed the prompts and my fabric was marked and cut! Easy Peasy.

collage of 4 pics of stuffed fabric pumpkin in progress

After everything was cut up and marked, I followed the dotted lines to hand stitch the pumpkin. The hand stitching was fun. I haven't done that in ages and while mine is not perfect, I like the rustic and dimensional aspect it gave my stuffed pumpkin.

Stuffed green stem for a stuffed fabric pumpkin in progress with hemostats

As a side note, for working with small sewn pieces that need to be turned inside out and stuffed, I like to use hemostats. They are great not only for crafting, but I use them all around the house for all sorts of tasks and they're less than $6.00! 

Sewing and stuffing of easy stuffed fabric pumpkin

I then sewed my pumpkin edges together, turned it inside out, trimmed with pinking shears (which are from my Mom so anytime I use them, it's nice to think of her ♥) and I stuffed with batting and polyfil pellets. The pellets aren't technically necessary, but placing them at the bottom of anything you stuff gives it weight and helps it to stand.

Fabric stuffed pumpkin on a wooden crate in front of a lightbox that says Pumpkins $1

And there you have it! A super cute and easy to make Fabric Stuffed Pumpkin and here are the other team members amazing fall creativity all made using Cricut.

*If you're on the fence about whether or not a Cricut Machine is for you, this page has all the machines plus some of the possibilities for using them. My hope is that once you see all it can do, your decision will be easier. If you want to wait for a sale, I share sale news on my social media (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) as well as on my DEALS page where you can find all the latest deals not only from Cricut but Macy's, Target, Grove Collaborative and MORE. 

Collage of 7 fall crafts all made with a Cricut

Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreath from Weekend Craft • DIY Fall Porch Sign from Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Easy DIY Fall Sign Upright and Caffeinated • Felt Flower Fall Wreath from Create & Babble • Easy Fall Decor from Daily DIY Life • Autumn Wood Banner from the Inspiration Vault • Pumpkin Stuffie from The How-To Home

Pinterest collage of the steps used to make a stuffed fabric pumpkin from Cricut

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  1. This pumpkin is so cute. I love it. Great choices on fabric. My kids love it too.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Jenny! I bought the little fat quarters at Walmart and I think they were only 99 cents each. 🙂

  2. Michelle from Weekend Craft says:

    This is so cute! I admire your sewing skills. That's one thing I need to work on. I am crafty except for sewing.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Michelle! Sewing was one of my favorite creative outlets and someday, I would love to take classes to take it to a whole new level.

  3. Heather Northington says:

    This is adorable!! I love the step by step and the fabric you picked is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Allison | Upright and Caffeinated says:

    What a cute idea!! I love this for Halloween!

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