Michigan State University Sparty Pumpkin. MOLON LABE.jpg Trim the pattern, leaving a 1/2" border around the design. Tape the pattern to your pumpkin. Make pattern fit smoothly with small folds at black slash lines. Tape folds in place. Use the Detail Saw. Hold pumpkin in your lap. Hold the saw like a pencil and saw steadily with a continuous up-and-down motion. Saw at a 90° angle to the pumpkin. Use gentle pressure. These saws are breakable if used incorrectly.