embroidery hoop pumpkin

DIY Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Decor

How to Make Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Decor

Pull out your fabric scraps, a couple of embroidery hoops and make some quick and easy Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins. This no-sew fabric project takes only 15 minutes and costs less than $2.

At Sage Sewing Supplies, fall is gingham season. We stock the 1/8″ gingham in 14 colors and 4 options for buffalo check gingham featuring 1” squares. There are scraps aplenty and I’m always looking for non-sewing ways to use up fabric scraps.


embroidery hoop pumpkin

  1. Embroidery hoops in various sizes
  2. Scraps gingham fabric
  3. Green fabric for the stem and leaves
  4. Scissors or pinking shears
  5. Twine or ribbon for hanging (optional)

Step 1: Choose Your Hoops

Select the embroidery hoops in various sizes for a diverse display.

Thrift stores are a great source of really inexpensive embroidery hoops. I’ve found sizes from extra small to really big wooden hoops, as well as some in plastic and metal priced between 50 cents to $1.50.

You can also find embroidery hoops online in bulk for even cheaper. This is a great option if you’re looking to do some other embroidery hoop crafts. Check out this embroidery hoop silver orb project for more inspiration.

Step 2: Prepare the Fabric

embroidery hoop pumpkin

Find some scrap gingham fabric that is a little bigger than your chosen embroidery hoop and press with a hot iron to get out all the wrinkles.

I chose 1/8” gingham in black and orange for the smaller scale embroidery hoop pumpkins and 1” gingham in black for the larger one.

Place the fabric between the rings on your embroidery hoop and tighten down the screws to keep the fabric taught. You can add a little glue if you’d like to keep everything super secure inside the hoop. I wanted to be able to reuse my embroidery hoops, so I didn’t use glue for this project.

embroidery hoop pumpkin

After the fabric is secure in your embroidery hoop, flip the hoop over and carefully trim the excess fabric close to the hoop rim.

Step 3: Create the Leaves

Take a long, narrow strip of green fabric and trim with pinking shears to prevent the fabric from unraveling. Tie the green fabric in a simple knot around the screw at the top of your embroidery hoop pumpkin. Flare the ends out a little to form leaves.

Step 4: Display your Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin

embroidery hoop pumpkin

You can string some twine or ribbon through the top of your embroidery hoops for a hanging display. I chose to arrange them standing upright for fall décor on the buffet table.

There you have it; a quick and easy, no-sew, fabric scrap buster project. Can’t wait to see how you’ll decorate with your embroidery hoop pumpkins.

Happy crafting!


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1 Comment

  1. Jessica Bridge

    This is so fun!! My son and I walked by and we really enjoyed finding this! Thank you


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