Then you want to take a running stitch around the perimeter of the circle. Turn it under as you go, so there will be a nice hemmed edge. Hint: I use hand embroidery thread, it's just a little stronger than regular cotton thread. If you use a heavier fabric such as burlap, you might use a jute or even a dental floss.
Pull your thread tight, gathering around. Stuff firmly but not too tightly with fiberfill and anchor stitching by back stitching. Its okay if a little hole is at the top.
Now you need to cut three pieces of ribbon. The length is going to vary, depending on the size of your pumpkin. Here's what I did: I measured double the diameter of the embroidery hoop that I used and it worked out just fine. Fold the three pieces of ribbon in half and tie a knot there. That knot will be the center of the bottom. I used a pin to hold it in place until I was finished tying it on top.
Take the opposite ends of ribbon and pull tightly around the top of the pumpkin and tie in a knot. Do this three times, dividing it into approximate sixths. The bottom will look similar to the above picture.
This is what the top will look like. Then just finish it off. I gathered up some small sticks from the yard and made stems, simply by breaking them into 2 inch pieces and gluing them on top. Just push it down in that little hole that is up there. Then add whatever garnishments you like. I put a bit of moss around the stems and glued on a fall colored leaf. I also used the blade of my scissors to curl the organza ribbon that I used. (Some ribbon does not curl well so you can either leave it straight or cut it off) Voila! You have cute little pumpkin to add to your centerpiece, trim a wreath, or fill a cubby or bowl
More later, my bloggie friends.....