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Succulent Embroidery on Canvas

The satin stitch has always been something that’s intimidated me.  I decided to challenge myself with an all satin stitch embroidery pattern, and I think I’ve finally conquered my fear.  I designed this pretty succulent embroidery on canvas that turned out beautiful.  I want you to be able to master the satin stitch too, so I made a video for you to watch.  You’ll find that below.

Succulent Embroidery on Canvas

To make this succulent embroidery on canvas, you’ll need:

  • free succulent embroidery pattern – instructions to download are at the bottom of this post
  • embroidery floss – colors listed on pattern
  • fabric – I used a cotton/linen blend.  See my post about best embroidery fabric.
  • 8 x 8 inch canvas
  • upholstery tacks
  • hammer

Free Succulent Embroidery Pattern

Here’s a video of me stitching some of the leaves.  Hopefully watching it will help you feel more comfortable with the satin stitch.


I love how the light reflects off the threads to pull different shades out of the colors.

free embroidery pattern

Succulent Embroidery on Canvas

I decided to step away from the hoop and mount this one on and 8 x 8 inch canvas. This pattern will also fit in an 8 inch embroidery hoop, if you’d rather hoop frame it.  Check out my post on how to back and embroidery hoop with felt, if you decide to do that.

free hand embroidery pattern

Center the design on the canvas, wrap the fabric around the sides, fold the raw edges under, and hammer in some upholstery tacks.  Make sure everything is nice and smooth in the front.  You can always take the tacks back out to adjust things.  Mine doesn’t look perfect on the back, but I decided I didn’t care.

Succulent Embroidery on Canvas

It sure looks pretty on the front!

Succulent Embroidery on Canvas - Free pattern!

What do you think?  Do you like the embroidery on canvas look?

Succulent Embroidery on Canvas

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Saturday 28th of August 2021

I have been doing embroidery for many years. In my 65 years I hace crafted, at least once, every kind of craft imaginable. Now that I am retired I am going to be able to spend time creating again. As I have always said..."It's just in me and it's got to come out!"

Thank you for the inspiration.


Tuesday 23rd of February 2021



Saturday 13th of July 2019

I've subscribed to your mailing list and have never been able to print out a single thing. do I need to resubscribe every single time I want to get a pattern?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 15th of July 2019

Nope. Once you subscribe and confirm, you should have gotten an email with a link to the downloads. Then every email I send with blog updates will have the same link at the bottom. If you haven't gotten any of those, send me and email, and I'll get it sorted out for you.


Tuesday 9th of July 2019

This is a beautiful design and I️ had so much fun stitching this. I’m a beginner but very happy how it turned out. Thank you!!!

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 15th of July 2019

That makes me so happy to read! You chose a doozie for a beginner! Haha! I'm glad it turned out well!

Lane Neilson

Friday 21st of June 2019

I have just made this. Found it difficult to maintain consistency in the gaps between sections. However I have only just started embroidery teaching myself and using craftsy (oops, Blueprint) classes. Therefore I am quite happy with it as part of my embroidery journey.thank you

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Friday 21st of June 2019

Yes, this is a tricky one. It will definitely give you some good practice though. I'm glad you enjoyed making it!

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