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Fall Leaf Free Embroidery Pattern

I can’t let this season get away without sneaking a fall craft in.  After all, fall is my favorite!  I’ve been itching to do some more hand embroidery designs, and a fall leaf seemed like the perfect subject.  I really love the way this turned out with all of the patterns and colors, and it was a lot of fun to create.  Today I’m sharing this as a free embroidery pattern so you can make a leaf yourself!  If you need help with any of the stitches, I have video guides on my embroidery stitches guide page.

Fall Leaf Free Embroidery Pattern

I was inspired by the adult coloring trend to add all of the swirls and lines.  The great thing about it is that you can play around with the embroidery stitches and colors to make so many different possibilities.  I went colorful with this one, but I think it would also look great as a solid color or maybe even all white on a darker linen background.  I loved having the creative freedom to experiment with all of the different colors!

Fall Leaf Free Embroidery Pattern

I did the embroidery on a scrap from a flour sack towel that I had sitting around.  I used a full strand of embroidery floss for everything except the french knots.  I used three strands of floss for those.  I used a split stitch for the outline, veins and swirls.  For the straight lines, I used a straight stitch, for the curved lines, I did a running stitch, and for the loops, I did a back stitch.  Like I said though, you can use whatever combination of stitches you want!

Fall Leaf Free Embroidery Pattern

I’m not sure if I’m going to leave this one in the hoop or what.  I toyed around with the idea of putting it on the front of a pillow.  What do you think?

If you like embroidery, be sure to check out all of my other hand embroidery designs.

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Sunday 16th of October 2022

Been waiting for fall all year!


Wednesday 14th of September 2022

thank you will stitch up the leaf very unique for my fall stitching. Thank


Tuesday 9th of August 2022

I love the look of this with the blue and orange. What colors did you use?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

I don't know. Did I not put them on the pattern? Sorry, that was one of my first patterns, and I didn't know what I was doing yet. Haha!


Monday 6th of September 2021


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Wednesday 29th of September 2021

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Sunday 24th of January 2021

Hey What size of hoop did you use for this one?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Thursday 28th of January 2021

Ooh, sorry I didn't include that. Looking at the pattern, I think a 10 inch hoop.

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