How to Make a Primitive and Raggedy Fabric Pumpkin

How to Make a Primitive and Raggedy Fabric Pumpkin

Primitive Raggedy Pumpkin Craft – Free Autumn Craft Sewing TutorialA handmade and easy to sew fall pumpkin craft that highlights a primitive style

Ripped fabric, sewing straight lines, and fall embellishments are all it takes to make these primitive raggedy pumpkins. You’d better make a few, because once your guests see these prim pumpkins, they are going to want one!

You Will Need:

  • Eight 18″ X 3″ strips of autumn cotton fabrics
  • Craft stuffing or fiberfill
  • Beans, rice, sand, or stuffing beads or pellets
  • Different autumn trimmings for embellishing your pumpkin
  • A stick from a tree for the stem
  • Basic sewing supplies


Let’s Start Out on Making These Primitive Pumpkins!

An easy to sew fall craft in which handmade primitive pumpkins are made

Cut or rip 2″ cx 18″ strips of different orange fall print fabrics.


A handmade primitive pumpkin craft that is easy to sew and for fall

Place two strips of orange fabrics wrong sides together and stitch down one long side using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Continue this process until all strips are sewn together in a full circle.


A fall craft that is easy to sew and handmade that features a primitive pumpkin

Cut little slits in each seam as shown in the photo. Be careful not to cut into your stitching. Wash the pumpkin in cold/cold and dry on high heat in dryer. This process will help “rag” the pumpkin.


A primitive pumpkin craft that is perfect for fall, free, handmade, and easy to sew

Turn pumpkin wrong side out and do a running stitch around the bottom of the pumpkin circle. Pull the threads tightly to close the circle. Knot the thread.

(optional) Cut a small circle of scrap fabric and either hot glue or hand sew over the center of the closing you just made. (This helps keep the rice or sand from falling out.)


An easy to sew and handmade primitive pumpkin craft is almost completed for the fall season

Turn pumpkin pretty side out. Fill up bottom 1/3 of the way with rice or sand. The rice or sand helps make the pumpkin stand up on its own. Fill the rest with fiberfill.


A handmade and easy to sew fall pumpkin craft that highlights a primitive style

Do the same running stitch to close up the top of the pumpkin. Before pulling the threads to knot, place the stick in the center. Add hot glue on the stick to help hold it in place. Pull threads and tie a knot.

Have fun decorating and embellishing your pumpkin with leaves, raffia, baby’s breath, moss, or what ever embellishments you would like to put on top.

Great job! You now have a great decoration for the fall season; this priceless and primitive pumpkin!


But that’s not all! If you want more of the season’s staples in your house, check out these tutorials on How to Make a Rustic Country Fabric Pumpkin and How to Make Tapestry Pumpkins (hyperlink here)


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