New, no-sew patchwork pumpkins in gorgeous fall fabrics (and copper stems!)

Pumpkins – pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, Pumpkin Snowmen, pumpkin crafts – I love them all. The No-Sew Patchwork Pumpkins I made last year are one of my favorite pumpkin crafts, but the No-Sew Patchwork Pumpkins I made this year are high on the list, too. I used rich orange, purple, and plum fabrics for my new, No-Sew Pumpkins, which completely changes the look. (I’ve been known to call them “plumkins” instead of pumpkins.) Oh, and did I mention the copper pumpkin stems? Love them!

Beautiful, No-Sew Patchwork Pumpkins. These are easy!

Gorgeous, No-Sew Patchwork Pumpkins. Easy DIY on

Copper stems top off these richly hued, orange and purple pumpkins.

Copper stems! Love these No-Sew Patchwork Pumpkins on

Copper — perfect for fall!

Here are the original No-Sew Patchwork Pumpkins, in a light and bright orange and aqua combo.

I adore these Patchwork Pumpkins and there's NO sewing! Easy DIY.

No-Sew Patchwork Pumpkins

And here they are side-by-side. I can’t pick a favorite, can you?

Easy, no-sew pumpkins. Use your favorite fabrics.

To make these No-Sew Plumkins, you can follow the original tutorial.  Feel free to change up your fabrics to change the look.

Love these colors for fall.

Here are the fabrics I used this year for the No-Sew Patchwork Pumpkins.

Don’t be afraid to paint your stems, too. I spray painted the stems copper, and you could also use a brush-on craft paint. Once they’re painted, you can touch up bare spots with a metallic paint pen.

Love these pretty pumpkins! Easy DIY that's no sew, too.

I wonder how the plumkins would look with purple stems . . .

I’ve been asked where I find my pumpkin stems, and I have several sources. When I need them in a hurry, I order them via Amazon, etsy and e-bay. If you search these sites, you should be able to find several sources for dried, pumpkin stems. I now know to save my stems from my pumpkins, so I’ll have stems ready to go the following year.

I’ve also found stems at garden centers, where they’ve fallen off the pumpkins. I’ve purchased leftover (and highly discounted) pumpkins in December, just for the stems. I’ve been known to dig around in the big boxes of pumpkins found in front of big box stores, looking for orphan stems. (After asking permission, of course.) I guess that’s my version of dumpster diving!

So easy, no-sew patchwork pumpkins -- make them in an evening!

Did I mention that these are easy? You’ll make them in an evening!

I’m not yet done with these No-Sew Patchwork Pumpkins, and I’ve another idea or two that I’m mulling over, and you’ll be the first to know if I they work out. I hope you’ll try this tutorial, too, and let me know how it goes. Feel free to change up the fabrics and make them your own. For more inspiration, check out this line up of No-Sew Pumpkins for pumpkins made with sweaters, velvet, old shirts, burlap, and even socks!

So many pretty, DIY pumpkins! All easy, and all no-sew.

No-Sew Patchwork Pumpkins  

Pretty Plaid Pumpkins

No-Sew Velvet Pumpkins

No-Sew Burlap Pumpkins

Sweater Pumpkins

Sock & Ribbon Pumpkins  

Beautiful, and such an easy DIY. No sewing involved and you make them in an evening.

I can’t pick a favorite from this patch, can you?

I have a little more news from the pumpkin patch I’d love to share, but I am sworn to secrecy till next week. I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

In the meantime, happy pumpkin crafting!


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25 Responses to New, no-sew patchwork pumpkins in gorgeous fall fabrics (and copper stems!)

  1. Jodie says:

    Hi Sharon. These look fabulous!! Thanks for posting such a great idea for fall. We’ve included this in our latest craft inspiration roundup. Cheers Jodie 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Awww, thank you, Jodie! I love making these pumpkins, they’re so easy and easy to customize to your favorite fabrics, too. Happy crafting! Sharon

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  3. Audrey hash says:

    Love this I want more stuff like these they are adorable! !!

  4. Estalee Irizarry says:

    Could you please tell me where to get the stems? I am making some for my sisters and can not fine any stems. Thank you.

    • Sharon says:

      I’ve purchased them on etsy and ebay before, so check there. You might also see if your local garden center has any from last year. I now save mine each year, and sometimes dig through the boxes of pumpkins that are for sale in retail stores to see if there are any loose stems. Good luck and please share photos of your pumpkins when you’re done. Happy crafting! Sharon

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  7. LisaM6 says:

    Love the pumpkins. Can’t wait for fall and baking with pumpkins! These are a great for fall décor.

    • Sharon says:

      I’m with you, Lisa, and so ready for fall! I already made a slow cooker chili, and slipped in a can of pumpkin . . . It’s a little cooler today, so I know that more pumpkins, and apples, and cider, and even Halloween will be here soon! Thanks for swinging by! Sharon

  8. Angie Dyer says:

    Wow! Those fabric pumpkins are adorable. Loved the fabrics you chose.

  9. Katiria says:

    Making these lovely pumpkins is easier than holding on to a secret. Please spill the beans, Sharon (or in this case, spill the pumpkin seeds) 😉

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 I am bursting, like a pumpkin, to share the news, and I will in just a few more days . . . stay tuned! In the meantime, I hope you get a chance to make your own pumpkin or two! Glad you stopped in today. Sharon

  10. Once again, you have delighted me with another fabulous project! These look so adorable in every single way you have shown them. I can not wait to try my hand at this craft later on today! I had to tweet it, facebook it and share it on pinterest also. Plus, if my pumpkins turn out even half as wonderful as yours I will have to post a blog about them. Thank you so much for sharing all that you do! Have a fantastic creative day!

    • Sharon says:

      I bet you have a fabric stash large enough to craft your own pumpkin patch! Do share photos of your pumpkins — I’d love to see them. Happy creative, crafty day to you, too. Sharon

  11. I am not much of a pumpkin fan but these are totally adorable!!! Great colors and the prints ROCK!!! TFS! Have a great weekend!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 I’m glad you like pumpkins of a crafty sort, Barb. You could make these in fabrics picked out by your favorite, little crafter — wouldn’t that be cute? And probably a very colorful pumpkin patch! I hope you’re enjoying your weekend, too. Beautiful weather here today. Craft on! Sharon

  12. BEAURIFUL!!! And you did such a good job on these pumphins. Thanks

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! I can’t wait to make more! 🙂 Patty Schaffer and Kathleen George helped make a few of these, too. So glad you stopped in today. Sharon

  13. Anne Haun says:

    Love your pumpkins – must try this technique.

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