Upcycled Sweater Pumpkins – New Video Tutorial

SEE THE NEW UPDATED TUTORIAL HERE.

It’s pumpkin time! I love everything about fall, the bright cheery colors, the crisp air, pumpkins and wearing sweaters. But as most of you know already, wearing sweaters is not what gets me excited, it’s MAKING THINGS WITH SWEATERS that makes me smile.

In my newest Skillshare class I show you how to make these fun, whimsy upcycled sweater pumpkins. These pumpkins can be made with felted wool sweaters, cotton sweaters, orange knit, and even fleece. They have so much character, each one turns out a little different.

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This upcycled sweater pumpkin class is only 17 minutes long and will get you on your way to making a fun Halloween and Thanksgiving decoration. You can leave them out until it’s time for your Christmas decorations.

The pattern comes FREE with class enrollment. If you are not a member of Skillshare yet, here is a link where you can get 3 months of the premium membership for only .99 cents. With the holidays coming along, this is a great opportunity to take unlimited classes and learn how to make some fun Christmas gifts.

Skillshare has classes and video tutorials on almost anything you would want to learn how to do.

  • Crafts,
  • photography
  • painting
  • cooking
  • sewing
  • photoshop
  • graphic design
  • crochet and so much more.

If you find after a few months, you don’t use it, you can cancel your membership at any time. What a no-brainer!

If you are not interested in enrolling in the class and just want to purchase the pattern, you can download the pattern here.

This is all you need to make a sweater pumpkin:

  • Sewing machine or you can sew by hand with a needle and thread.
  • Felted Wool sweaters or mixed fiber sweaters work as well, knit or fleece
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing
  • Two shades of green felt
  • 2-inch length of a thin tree branch
  • Hot glue gun/glue
  • Green 18 gauge cloth stem wire or green craft pipe cleaner
Upcycled Sweater Pumpkins

Gather your sweaters in all shades of orange, yellow, tan and brown and let’s make some pumpkins!

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My intention for this website is to share tips and tutorials that I have found on my journey of life that has brought me joy, improved health, and peace, in hopes that it will do the same for you. I hope you'll join me on this journey!

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Sweater Pumpkins – A Great Fall Upcycled Sweater Project

sweater pumpkins

Fall is one of my most favorite seasons and what a great time of the year to get out your sweaters and make something fun. Some ORANGE sweaters perhaps? I love the color orange, felted wool sweaters and shades of green. Put it together with a twig from the yard and BAM you have the ultimate home decoration for fall, upcycled sweater pumpkins.

sweater pumpkins

I am not a big fan of Halloween decor, but I do like to decorate with pumpkins and leaves. You will be able to keep these guys sitting around until Thanksgiving. In fact, wouldn’t they be nice to display at the Thanksgiving table?

sweater pumpkins

Look how cute they are made up using a yellow and even a brown sweater. A little whimsy and fun.

Sewing the leaves were so much fun! I tried a new technique with layering and sewing different shades of felt. I think I have found a new medium to work with. Awe, so many ideas and so much I want to do.

The pattern to make these sweater pumpkins has been listed in my Etsy shop .

Check out this post, where I give you the link to the sweater pumpkins video tutorial.

Have fun sewing!

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