Patterns

Free Leaf Embroidery Pattern

Today I have a free Leaf Embroidery Pattern for you!

Free Leaf Embroidery Pattern | Radiant Home Studio

I designed this leafy branch embroidery pattern for another project that I’ll be sharing later this week over at the Oliver + S blog. It’s a simple design that would look nice as hoop art, as an embellishment on a bag, or as a hand-stitched detail on a skirt or blouse.

Free Leaf Embroidery Pattern | Radiant Home Studio

The pattern includes the design mirror images. You can transfer by tracing if your fabric is somewhat sheer. If your fabric is opaque or needs stabilizing, try using something like Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy (affiliate link). You’ll need an 8″ hoop if you use the design at full size, or you can scale it down when printing for a smaller size.

To stitch the design as I have, fill in the leaf shapes with horizontal running stitches. You can make several stitches at once by weaving your needle in and out of the fabric before pulling it all the way through. I used 3 strands of embroidery floss on white linen for this sample.

Free Leaf Embroidery Pattern | Radiant Home Studio

For a different look, you can experiment with other stitches or stitch around the outlines.  My philosophy on embroidery is that the imperfections are what make the design unique. Don’t worry too much about getting all of the stitches straight or perfectly spaced. Just enjoy the process and add some love to your handmade projects!

Free Leaf Embroidery Pattern | Radiant Home Studio

Download the pattern here!

For more help with Sashiko style running stitches, look at this round-up of Sashiko tutorials.

If you like this embroidery project, you might want to browse through more of my embroidery projects & tutorials!

(I’ve also linked this post to the Homemaking Link-up, DIY Crush, Sew Can She & Craftastic Monday.)

8 thoughts on “Free Leaf Embroidery Pattern

  1. Nancy Emmons says:

    I really like your leaf branch. I agree it would look nice on just about anything . I’m all for simple projects. Very nice! Will give it a try on a purse.

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Thanks! I think it would be beautiful on a tote bag!

  2. Paige says:

    Lovely design! Maybe I should consider doing a little embroidery!

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Thank you! Something like this is very simple and low risk to try!

  3. This is so beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing at my craft party on Thursday! Would love to see your newest posts this week, which starts at 7pm EST.

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Thank you! I might not have any new projects this week, but I’ll keep it in mind when I do!

  4. Vicki says:

    Loved this simple design, very effective. I shall give it a try, thank you.

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