Mr. Pumpkin Pincushion Doll Tutorial

DIY Mr. Pumpkin Plush Doll Tutorial

Turn your fab­ric scraps into the per­fect lit­tle friend for autumn! Inspired by those cute tomato pin­cush­ions, all it takes takes to make Mr. Pump­kin is a scrap of orange fab­ric, some felt, and a lit­tle bit of stuffing.

DIY Mr. Pumpkin Plush Doll Tutorial

Mis­ako Mimoko makes this fun & sim­ple craft project a snap with detailed, easy-to-follow instruc­tions to guide you every step of the way.

DIY Mr. Pumpkin Plush Doll Tutorial

Mate­ri­als

  • Print­able tem­plate (down­load here)
  • Fab­ric scrap
  • Felt
  • Nee­dle
  • Embroi­dery thread
  • Strong thread (such as perle cotton)
  • Scis­sors
  • Wash­able water-soluble pen
  • Poly­fill
  • Chick­peas
  • Glue
DIY Mr. Pumpkin Plush Doll Tutorial

Step 1: Cut & Sew
Cut a 7-inch diam­e­ter cir­cle of fab­ric and sew a run­ning stitch along the edge using strong thread.

DIY Mr. Pumpkin Plush Doll Tutorial

Step 2: Gather & Stuff
Gather and stuff with a mix of poly­fill and chick­peas. The chick­peas are optional but highly rec­om­mended – I love how they give an irreg­u­lar sur­face to the pump­kin and pro­vide extra weight.

DIY Mr. Pumpkin Plush Doll Tutorial

Step 3: Tack To Close
Con­tinue adding poly­fill / chick­peas to desired firm­ness. Pull the thread and knot the end. Tack with a few stitches to close.

DIY Mr. Pumpkin Plush Doll Tutorial

Step 4: Add The Details
Pass a threaded nee­dle with perle cot­ton at the “core” to the out­side and wrap it around the pump­kin a few times. Knot the thread at the bot­tom to secure.

DIY Mr. Pumpkin Plush Doll Tutorial

Step 5: Add The Legs And Stalk
Down­load, print and cut out the tem­plate. Make the legs, stalk, and the tiny cir­cle from brown felt using the tem­plates as your guide. Stitch the tiny felt stalk and cir­cle to the top of Mr. Pumpkin.

DIY Mr. Pumpkin Plush Doll Tutorial

Step 6: Embroi­der The Face
Embroi­der a mis­chie­vous face using black embroi­dery floss. You can use one or two strands to get thin stitches.

DIY Mr. Pumpkin Plush Doll Tutorial

Step 7: Fin­ish It Up
Take one leg from its curved top, fold and stitch to make a right angle. Repeat using the other leg, and then sew both legs to the bot­tom of Mr. Pumpkin.

DIY Mr. Pumpkin Plush Doll Tutorial

Voila, say hello to Mr. Pump­kin :) Place him on a shelf in your sewing room or child’s bed­room and he’ll pro­vide the fall inspi­ra­tion you need to keep craft­ing all sea­son long.