It’s finally fall, which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I’m not a big fan of Thanksgiving food, but I love the weather and the pretty fall leaves. I also love that we get to take extra time to spend with family and think about what we are thankful for. I created this pretty little Thanksgiving embroidery pattern for you to download. If you are new to embroidery, check out my How to Embroider for Beginners series.
To stitch this Thanksgiving embroidery pattern, you’ll need:
- “Thankful” embroidery pattern (instructions to download are at the bottom of this post)
- 7-inch embroidery hoop
- natural colored linen
- embroidery floss (DMC 898, 422, 3862, 3777, 315, 3346, 3822, and 3852)
- embroidery needles
- felt for backing (optional)
- embroidery transfer supplies
I designed this Thanksgiving embroidery pattern mostly because I wanted to try stitching up some acorns and brush up on my leaf-making skills. The acorns are made with little french knots and a satin stitch. The leaves are made using a fishbone stitch, and I love how they turned out! That stitch was a little tricky for me at first, but I think I’ve got it down now.
The hardest part for me is always the lettering because I want it to look perfect. I used a small back stitch for the letters and made a second row of stitches on the thicker parts. I tried to offset the second row of stitches from the first row because I just think it looks better that way. There’s really no right or wrong way to do it. Look at my post on how to embroider letters by hand to see a video tutorial.
The perfect addition to my fall decor!
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