I believe strongly in being creative and finding accomplishment and enjoyment that comes with making something yourself. With the pressures of modern day life and the mad dash to get things done it is easy to forget to take time for yourself. Embroidering encourages you to sit down and spend some quiet time with yourself and the rhythmic ‘pffft’ of the needle going in and out of the fabric. Sounds pretty good to me!
With autumn just around the corner this autumn leaves tutorial will get you in the mood for cosy evenings and as many cups of tea as you can handle. Perfect for adorning any item of clothing or for some simple wall décor.
To prepare your hoop gather your fabric and ensure that it is at least 2” larger than your hoop size.
There are lots of different ways to transfer a pattern to fabric, however my preferred method is the Light Box Method:
Stem stitch is my favourite stitch for straight lines.
The aim of this stitch is to go through the holes already provided from your previous stitch to hide the ends of each individual stitch.
This isn’t your traditional satin stitch but is so similar I don’t know what else to call it.
Now for the fun part, get settled and put your favourite show on it’s time to start stitching!
I have started with the middle leaf using DMC colour 3371. I have listed the colours used in this tutorial but you can use whatever colour/brand thread you fancy!
First off, using Stem Stitch I stitched the stem of the leaf. Then using Satin Stitch I completed all the leaves. And it’s that simple! Follow these two steps to complete the rest of the leaves.
Congratulations, you have now completed the Autumn Leaves tutorial. Hopefully you enjoyed this mini tutorial and you are pleased with the results, I bet it looks great! You can use this pattern on any fabric you choose, you could always add some embellishments to a favourite T-Shirt or scarf. Embroidery is such a versatile craft and hopefully you’ve now got the embroidery bug!
Thanks so much for reading!
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