Quick & Easy No Sew Pumpkins Made From Flannel Pants

No sew pumpkins are a quick and easy way to add some fun to your fall decor, and flannel pants come in so many different colours and patterns… making for infinite pumpkin possibilities.

You can make a no sew pumpkin in traditional fall colours, or go with non-traditional like I did. here and with my lace and ribbons pumpkins.

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How to make quick & easy no sew pumpkins from flannel pants

On the second Wednesday of each month I join some very talented blogging friends for a project challenge, and with a different theme each time it’s really a lot of fun.

If you missed any of the past projects you can find them here.


Thrifty Chicks Project Challenge

I’m so excited to see what my blogging friends have come up with for this month’s flannel clothing challenge. There are links to all their fabulous projects at the end of this post so be sure to check them out.


3 pairs of flannel pants for no sew pumpkins

During our cold and snowy winters there’s nothing better than a pair of flannel pants for wearing around the house.

John and I both have a few pairs.

We call them happy pants, because they’re loose and comfy and during the winter they keep us warm and cozy.


3 pairs of flannel pants for no sew pumpkins

A local thrift store was having a $3 bag sale for clothing so I filled a bag with a few other pieces for future projects, along with these 3 pairs of flannel pants.

I liked the way the colours and patterns looked together, and I thought they’d be great for some fun no sew pumpkins.


How to make quick & easy no sew pumpkins from flannel pants

Then I had to find something for the shape of the pumpkins. After looking around my craft room a bit I saw a bunch of twine rolls way up on one of the shelves.

I thought… why not? So I picked three in varying shapes and sizes.

Cutting pant leg for no sew pumpkins made from flannel pants

Since the pant legs are different widths I used the smallest one for the smallest pumpkin.


Stuffed twine roll for no sew pumpkins made from flannel pants

All you have to do is stuff the fabric in at each end.

Sooo easy.


Roll of jute twine for no sew pumpkins made from flannel pants

The next biggest roll gets the pink polka dots.


Using flannel pants to make quick and easy no sew pumpkins

And the largest roll gets this fun plaid.



No sew pumpkins make from flannel pants

Here they are all stuffed in.


How to make quick & easy no sew fabric pumpkins from flannel pants

I looked into my stashes to see what I could find to use for stems.

I used a small cheese knife for the large pumpkin, a cheese pick for the polka dot pumpkin, and an old fuse the the smallest one.


How to make quick & easy no sew pumpkins from flannel pants

It’s pretty easy to arrange the fabrics around the rolls so you like the way it looks. I turned the fuse over to see if I liked that look, but I kinda like the glass look just a little bit better.

What about you.?


How to make quick & easy no sew pumpkins from flannel pants

Before putting my no sew pumpkins into my kitchen china cabinet I found some old grapefruit spoons so I changed the large one’s stem. I liked the details on the handle more than the cheese knife.

These are so quick and easy they’d be fun to make with some little ones, especially if they used some of their own flannel pjs that they’ve grown out of.

They don’t have to look exactly like their real life inspiration. It’s such fun to do projects that are a nod to the pumpkin like these shower curtain ring pumpkins, and this repurposed vintage teacup pumpkin.

Now I have 3 happy flannel pumpkins, and  3 unhappy pairs of flannel pants with one leg shorter than the other…. but I do have plans for them so hopefully they won’t be unhappy for long. 🙂



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How to make quick & easy no sew pumpkins from flannel pants


Now be sure to check out what my friends did with their flannel projects.

Here are the befores.

Just click on the links beside the blog names to see the fabulous afters.

1. Shoppe No. 5 – An Easy Way To Make Fall Flannel Placemats
2. Adirondack Girl at Heart – 3 Fall DIYS 1 Thrifted Flannel Shirt
3. Lora B. Create & Ponder – Add Flouncy Sleeves to A Flannel Shirt
4. The Interior Frugalista – How to Line A Trunk With An Old Flannel Shirt
5. Little Vintage Cottage – 5 Things to Make With One Flannel Shirt
6. Thrifty Rebel Vintage – That’s mine.


Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!


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I’m sharing this project at these fabulous parties.
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  1. I wondered how the pumpkins could be so plump and no sew. How clever, fast and easy. They are so adorable.

    1. cute pumpkins….I like the idea.

    2. Thanks very much Debra! I was so thankful to have those rolls of twine. They made it so easy.

  2. Awwww, these are so cute!!! And beyond easy! Good grief, I’ve got a lot of flannel, too! OH, and other fabrics, too and amazingly enough, a lot of orange (I’m a traditional color girl.) Gotta do this. Thanks again for a great idea!! Dona

    1. Thanks Dona! It was so easy. I hope you give it a try. Traditional colours would of course look awesome too.

    1. Thanks so much Sharon! I’m so not a sewer, so no sew is often my chosen way to go. Easy and fun.

  3. Mary Boger says:

    Clever girl! Now should I chop the legs off his pjs or behave myself today.?
    Lol. I like no sew because things can be disassembled and recreated for another project. ?

    1. haha. I say behave Mary, lol, and go to a thrift store and find some that you can use. I love no sew projects because it lets me make things without the permanent commitment. I love to take things apart and reuse them.

  4. Cute! And at the end of pumpkin season, you can just slip off the flannel and use your twine again-no storage tub needed. Smart. I like the junky side of the fuse up, FYI;)

    1. Thanks Lora! I do like the junky side of the fuse too, but the bling-loving girl in me just couldn’t ignore the glass side. I do like to make things in a temporary way so I can easily take them apart.

  5. Twine rolls – how easy is that! Your flannel pumpkins are adorable and I love how you used an old fuse for one of the stems! Pinned

    1. Thanks so much Marie! I’ve been saving old fuses for years and was happy to finally use one in a project. There’s just something about the look of them that I love.

  6. We call those comfy flannel pants ALL PURPOSE PANTS or APPs for short, because my dad thinks they are appropriate for trips to the Home Depot!

    1. lol. Love that name for them. I have been known to wear APPs to the country general store nearby, but that’s about as far as I’ll go. 🙂

  7. Super cute, Tuula! I guess great minds think alike, LOL. Your pumpkins are way easier to make than mine, and I LOVE your stems–so creative, as usual. Great project 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Diana! I guess they do. lol. Your pumpkins were super cute. This was so much fun!

  8. Well this method of making pumpkins is just genius Tuula, they are adorable!!


    1. Thanks so much Tania! I was desperately seeking something easy to use for the pumpkins, and I was so thankful to have those twine rolls.

  9. What a great way to use old, flannel pants, etc. and the idea of using the spools of twine makes it SO easy!

    1. Thanks Lauren! It really couldn’t be easier to make these, and that makes it so much fun.

  10. I love your flannel pumpkins. And I like the fact that you can remove the covers and use the twine, etc. later on. Cute ideas for the stems, also!

    1. Thanks so much Barbara! It’s fun for me to figure out how I can make things in a temporary way. If I can take things apart then I don’t have to store them.

    1. Thanks AnnMarie! They were really fun to make.

  11. So smart to use the twine and I love how cozy the flannel looks! Thanks for sharing your cute pumpkins at Vintage Charm!

    1. Thanks so much Cecilia!

    1. Thanks Florence! Me either. That’s why I did these easy ones. Time is passing much too fast this fall and there doesn’t seem to be enough time to get everything done in the real life world. I hope to get back to regular blogging and visiting soon. 🙂

  12. ColleenB.~ Tx. says:

    How adorable; Actually just darn right cute and such a clever idea………using whatchagot
    I bet wrapping up a roll of toilet paper would even work and using wine corks as stems.

    1. Thanks Colleen! Yes, I’m sure toilet paper rolls would work well for this too. 🙂

  13. I did a minimum of sewing on my stuffed pumpkins; I got several from a pair of dark purple satin PJ bottoms (Victoria’s Secret, $1 from GW, but too small for me!) and used the elastic waistband part to make 2 long skirts for the grands 18″ dolls! Used floral blouses, orange sweater, orange cloth, man’s striped T, woman’s dress and bolero, white satin blouse…had the best time! Used up a bit of the stash of stuffing!

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Sounds like a lot of fun to me Kathy! Great for using up some odd and ends from our stashes too. 🙂