I did not stuff with stuffing but put my scraps into a muslin ball and placed it in the pumpkin. So I could not exactly do that up and over, through, etc. So my ribbon doesn't give the pumpkin enough definition. But that's okay, I like it nonetheless.
For the stem, I cut a piece of felt, in a sloped fashion, then rolled it, ending with the littler end. I like the affect.
I had a few scraps so I made a little mat out of a log cabin blocks. Lots of fun. I am sewing the binding on it now.