Pumpkin Coasters

If you enjoy seasonal decorating, you’re going to love this easy sewing project! Let’s create a set of Pumpkin Coasters to use in your home throughout the fall.

Image contains a collage of photos containing pumpkin coasters made from orange and teal fabrics. It is intended for Pinterest.

How to Make Pumpkin Coasters

Each pumpkin coaster takes less than 10 minutes to make, so you’ll find yourself with a set in no time. All you need is a sewing machine and a few basic supplies, and you’re ready to get started. You may even find yourself wanting to make more to give as gifts!


  • fabric – 1/4 yard of the main color will make 3 coasters, scraps will work for the stems
  • batting or interfacing (I used Fairfield World Low Loft Quilt Batting)
  • scissors
  • pins
  • pumpkin pattern – free download
Image contains three orange fabric coasters shaped like pumpkins with stems made of teal fabric, sitting on a white table.


Cut your fabric and batting.

Download and print the free pattern here. Fold your fabric in half and cut 2 pumpkin shapes from the main color. Cut 2 stem shapes from your coordinating fabric scrap. Also, cut 1 pumpkin and 1 stem shape from your batting.

Image contains orange fabric cut into two pumpkin shapes, quilt batting, and teal fabric cut into stem shapes on a white table.
Layer and sew your stem pieces, leaving the bottom open.

Place your fabric stem pieces right sides together, and place the batting on the bottom. Sew a 1/4” seam around three sides of the stem, leaving the bottom open.

Image contains Amy’s hand holding two pieces of teal fabric and a piece of batting.
Turn the stem right side out.
Layer and sew the rest of the pumpkin.

Place your fabric pumpkin pieces right sides together with the stem in between. The stem should be right side out, with the top facing down into the pumpkin and the open bottom lined up with the top of the pumpkin pieces. Add the batting on the bottom.

Image contains Amy’s hand holding a layer of batting and two layers of orange fabric with the stem piece in between.

Sew around the pumpkin shape with a 1/4” seam, leaving a 2” opening in the bottom.

Image contains the orange fabric pumpkin coaster inside out, sewn around the edges.
Turn the pumpkin right side out.

Use the opening in the bottom and push the fabric through until the right sides are on the outside.

Image contains Amy’s hand holding the pumpkin coaster turned right side out, and showing the opening in the bottom seam.
Top stitch around the pumpkin and add detail lines.

Tuck the open edges inside, then sew a 1/8” seam around the entire pumpkin shape from the outside. You can also stitch curving lines to add texture to your pumpkin. I just eyeballed mine, but if you prefer, you can use a heat erase pen to sketch them, then iron your project to erase after your stitching is done.

Image contains a finished orange fabric pumpkin coaster.

I started out by making orange pumpkins with coordinating stems, then I decided to try switching the fabrics for a different effect.

Image contains five pumpkin coasters, made from orange and teal printed fabrics, on a white background.

Crafting Tips

  • Before you turn the coaster right side out, clip a series of small cuts around the curved sections (don’t cut quite as far as the seam!) to help the fabric lay flat.
  • I used low loft batting for my coaster, but if you’d like yours to be thicker, you can use medium or high loft instead.
  • If you use an extra large mug or glass, you can enlarge the pattern for a bigger coaster.
Image contains a white coffee mug sitting on an orange pumpkin coaster next to a faux plant. Two more pumpkin coasters sit in front of the mug on a white tabletop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where did you get your fabric?

Missouri Star Quilt Company! You can save 15% on any purchase with the code AMYSUMMER15.

What specific fabrics did you use?

Orange – Tula Pink True Colors Tiny Dots: Peachy

Coordinating – Quilt Town: Missouri Star Large Floral Mint, and Quilt Town: Missouri Star Medium Floral Teal

How big is the finished coaster?

Counting the stem, mine are about 4 3/4” wide and 5” tall.

Image contains a glass coffee cup with the words, “it’s always coffee time” sitting on top of an orange pumpkin coaster. To the left is a faux plant, and there are two more pumpkin coasters (one orange and one teal) in front.

More Fall Projects

If you enjoyed this project, make sure to check out these other ideas for fun fall crafting!

If you try this project, I’d love to see how your pumpkin coasters turn out! Be sure you’re part of the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook group so you can share your latest project photos and we can all be inspired. See you there!

Pumpkin Coasters

These coasters are a perfect way to add a touch of fall decor to your home all season long.
Author: Amy Latta


  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • straight pins


  • fabric
  • batting
  • free pattern


  • Cut your fabric and batting using the free pattern download.
  • Layer your stem fabric pieces right sides together with the batting piece on top and sew around 3 edges with a 1/4” seam, leaving the bottom open.
  • Turn stem right side out.
  • Layer the pumpkin fabric pieces right sides together with the stem in between, facing downward.
  • Add the batting layer on the bottom, then sew around the pumpkin with a 1/4” seam. Leave a 2” opening.
  • Turn right side out.
  • Top stitch around the pumpkin with a 1/8” seam. Add detail lines.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.