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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 PatternI 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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MARION

Monday 6th of September 2021

I AM TRYING TO DOWNLOAD THIS PATTERN. SUBSCRIBED TWICE AS REQUESTED AND STILL NO PATTERN

Anushka

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.

pieface

Monday 15th of January 2018

I love this!

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Tuesday 16th of January 2018

Thank you!

Jill

Saturday 30th of September 2017

I want to see the hoop butt! Lol. This is my first project. I don't know what I'm doing! I feel like i have a lot of stops and starts. Amd I am terrible at tying of the strand at the end.

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Saturday 30th of September 2017

Haha! The back of my embroidery is usually a mess! You will get the hang of it. It's okay to have a lot of stops and starts, you just don't want a big line of thread going across the back that might show through in the front. There are some good YouTube videos that show easy ways to tie knots. I watched one the other day where she did a quilter's knot that looked pretty easy.

Emily

Monday 18th of September 2017

Hi Jessica. What a lovely embroidery pattern for fall. We've included your post in our latest ideas for fall roundup. https://craftylikegranny.com/fall-craft-ideas/ Cheers Emily :)

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 18th of September 2017

Thank you!

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