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Halloween Pumpkin Basket

October 10, 2011 /
pumpkin bag pattern


Another year of Halloween is just around the corner!!! Time flies so fast when we have good time doing crafts…. Halloween is my third-most favorite occasion in a year after Christmas and Chinese New year. I have been spurred up with excitements and getting busy with all the Halloween crafts in the past few weeks. I am going to show you what I have done for this year’s Halloween.

treat or trick bag pattern

To kick-off a series of Halloween crafts and decorations, the first Halloween project of 2011 is this fabric pumpkin basket for trick -or- treating. I hope you like it and make it for this year’s Halloween, be it for your kids to bring the pumpkin basket out for the trick -or- treating or as part of a decoration in your Halloween corner. By the way, this pumpkin basket is washable and can be reused for many years of Halloweens.

Halloween spider

Since months ago, I have been squeezing a lot of brain juice for ideas to make this pumpkin basket. My mind goes through lots of designs and methods after researching and searching for inspirations. Finally, I settled with this method, the simplest among.

You can always convert this pumpkin basket into Jack-O-Lantern Basket by placing the black facial patches on the basket.

Happy Sewing!!!

pumpkin treat bag
HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN BASKET SEWING PATTERN

HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN BASKET SEWING PATTERN

Yield: 9" (W) x 7" (H) x 9" (D) HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN BASKET (without handle)
Active Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Avid Beginner/Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $2 - $6

To kick-off a series of Halloween crafts and decorations, the first Halloween project of 2011 is this fabric pumpkin basket for trick-or-treating. I hope you like it and make it for this year’s Halloween, be it for your kids to bring the pumpkin basket out for the trick-or-treating or as part of a decoration in your Halloween corner. By the way, this pumpkin basket is washable and can be reused for many years of Halloweens.

Enjoy sewing them!

Materials

  • Orange fabric – 33″ x 14″, 6″ diameter circle
  • Lining fabric – 17″ x 6″, 6″ diameter circle
  • Fusible Woven Interfacing [heavy weight, as sturdy as a card stock] – 16″ x 5″, 5″ diameter circle (2 pcs if you want a sturdier base)
  • Woven handle – 20″
  • Twine or linen yarn – 80″
  • Polyester fill
  • Leaves and spiders for decoration

Tools

  • Sewing machine with a normal presser foot
  • Sewing needle and pins
  • Pencil & marker
  • Tapestry needle (sharp with eye enough to let twine to go through)
  • Iron

Instructions

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO SEW HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN BASKET

  1. sew pumpkin bag 1a. Cut materials to the correct sizes as indicated in the above list.
    b. Mark 1/2″ seam allowance on the wrong side of the orange and lining fabrics.


  2. sew pumpkin bag 2a. Iron and bond the woven interfacing to the lining (1 layer) and orange circle (2 layers). Set orange circle aside for later step.
    b. Sew to join the short side of the lining and orange fabric respectively.
    **Leave a 3″ opening on the seam of orange fabric for stuffing poly-fill in the later step.


  3. sew pumpkin bag 3a. Mark 2″ intervals on the top and bottom seams of the lining, 8 markings per seam.
    b. Mark 4″ intervals on the top and bottom seams of the orange fabric, also 8 markings per seam.
    c. Attach handle on the lining as shown 1″ into the seam.


  4. sew pumpkin bag 4a. Sew 2 lines of longest stitch at 1/4″ away from the seam line on the orange fabric on both top and bottom seams.
    b. Pull 2 threads either from the wrong side or the right side of the fabric to make gathers to shrink the marking from 4″ to 2″ respectively.
    c. Pin the orange fabric to the lining with right sides facing each other. Align the 2″ gathers markings to the 2″ lining markings on the seams.
    d. Sew to join. Remove gathering stitches.


  5. sew pumpkin bag 5a. Turn the pumpkin basket right side out. Bring the seams allowance to the lining side.
    b. Topstitch at 1/4″ on the lining and seam allowance only.


  6. sew pumpkin bag 6a. Cut twine or linen yarn to 8 pcs. of 10″ length.
    b. Make a big knot at one end.
    c. Sew the twine from the wrong side to the right side (from the 2″ markings at the seam) with a sharp tapestry needle.


  7. sew pumpkin bag 7a. Repeat the gathers and sewing to join the bottom of the orange fabric to the lining with the wrong side facing each other.
    b. Remove the gathering stitches.


  8. sew pumpkin bag 8Pin and sew to attach the lining base to the pumpkin basket.
    (If you find machine sewing is difficult to handle on this part, you can always hand stitch it by using back-stitch.)


  9. sew pumpkin bag 9Fill the lining and orange fabric gap with poly-fill from the 3″ opening, enough to inflate the pumpkin basket.


  10. sew pumpkin bag 10a. Tie the twines down to the bottom seam to create a pumpkin look.
    b. Knot the twines and hide inside the basket base.


  11. sew pumpkin bag 11 a. Make long stitch at the seam allowance of the orange circle.
    b. Pull and gather the seam allowance into the circle.


  12. sew pumpkin bag 12Slip stitch the orange base onto the pumpkin basket.


  13. sew pumpkin bag 13a. Massage each cell of the pumpkin to manipulate the poly-fill so that the cells look equal in size and mimic the shape of the pumpkin.
    b. Adjust the fabric so it gathers more on the top and bottom.


  14. pumpkin treat bagThis complete the basic pumpkin basket. Decorate further with leaves and spiders to make it into Halloween style.


    Let the kids bring out for Trick-or-Treating, or, fill the pumpkin basket up with candies and wait for the kids to come.

    Happy Halloween.

spider

Notes

Seam Allowance: 1/2″

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Sheila Coon

Saturday 18th of September 2021

I love this basket awesome but then every thing that you do is awesome you are very blessed and thank you for sharing all the free things you make! Sheila Coon

Lori Leonard

Thursday 26th of September 2013

awesome pumpkins, can't wait to make these for my table.

La June Moreland via Facebook

Monday 17th of October 2011

I really love this! Think I will try to make it for my Thanksgiving table.

Heather - Dollar Store Crafts

Monday 17th of October 2011

This is so creative, Joanne! Very cute.

Craft Passion

Monday 17th of October 2011

Thank you, Heather :)

Denise

Friday 14th of October 2011

This is the cutest little DIY pumpkin on the planet!

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