fabric square (any size, but mine are made with a square that's about 15"X15")
filling (don't use expensive filling... you'd never know the difference)
needle and DMC floss (or thick thread or double your thread, but floss is easiest)
a tree branch for the stem
artificial leaves and flowers and berries (all or one or two... it doesn't matter)
- leaving about 6" of thread at the start, sew a running stitch (that's simply in, out, in, out) around the entire fabric square (make your stitches about 1" apart and don't worry if they're even or look nice because you'll NEVER notice them again... I mean that!)
- leave another 6" of thread at the end
- remove the needle and pull both ends of the thread until a bowl of fabric is made with about a 4" center
- stuff the pumpkin with the filling (they shouldn't be too stuffed... just enough to have the shape of a pumpkin)
- pull the threads tight now, leaving a 1" hole, and tie a super duper knot (just so it doesn't come undone)
- Stick the branch in the hole for the stem
- Stick the leaves, berries and flowers in the hole as you like
- You can glue all these in place with a glue gun, but I didn't...
Okay, how easy was that? These look best with textured material, so hit the corduroys and the velvets, the brocades and homespun cottons. Also, make them different sizes and shapes. Have fun!