How to Make a No-Sew Pumpkin Shirt

Create a costume without sewing a stitch with our No-Sew Pumpkin Shirts!
Materials List

An orange shirt, sweatshirt, or hoodie

Felt in black, brown, and green

A T.P. tube


Fabric glue (tacky glue and hot glue can work as well)

Cardboard or newspaper

How to
Step 1

Place a piece of cardboard or newspaper between the layers of the garment so they do not stick together.

Step 2

Cut out the shapes of a jack-o-lantern face from your black felt: 2 eyes, a nose, and a mouth.

Step 3

It often helps to lay out all your cut-out pieces before starting to glue.

Step 4

Glue all of the pieces on the front of the garment. Make sure you allow some time for the glue to dry.

Step 5

Make sure your shirt dries completely before removing it from the cardboard and wearing it.

Step 6

Cut out a piece of brown felt that will cover your toilet paper tube, leaving about two inches extra on one end.

Step 7

Glue brown felt around your toilet paper tube, once again leaving those extra two inches on the end.

Step 8

Dab some glue on the inside of the overhanging felt.

Step 9

Scrunch the extra fabric closed, in a twisted "stem" fashion. Be careful if you're using hot glue -- the glue might seep out of the felt!

Step 10

Cut four slits in the opposite "bottom" end of the T.P. tube to create tabs.

Step 11

Another angle on our tabs.

Step 12

Glue two of the tabs onto the top of your headband.

Step 13

Secure the T.P. tube by gluing the other two tabs on the underside of the headband.

Step 14

Cut some green leaf shapes from felt, and glue to your "stem!"

Step 15

Add some green curling ribbon for an added "vine" effect. Allow everything to dry, then wear with pride!

Craft Length
15 - 30 minutes
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Prep Time
5 minutes or less
1 adult per 5 children

Not only can you make a pumpkin, but with a white shirt you can make a ghost, or with a red shirt you can make a demon! Let your imagination run wild! The best shirts are those with a bright, solid color that will look good with black felt cutouts.

Variation Photos