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Learn how to make embroidered felt leaves using leaf shapes cut out of felt, and then hand embroidering veins into the leaves!
Felt is a fun craft material to make things with – it’s easy to find, affordable to buy, and enjoyable to work with.
Today, we are going to use felt to make embroidery leaves. This felt is the most basic, cheap type – there’s nothing fancy or expensive about the felt we used in this tutorial!
How to Make Embroidered Felt Leaves
Step 1. Gather Supplies
- Leaf Template (get it in our FREE resource library)
- Embroidery Floss
- Embroidery Needle
Step 2. Use the leaf template and cut out leaf shapes from the sheets of felt.
Step 3. Embroider veins onto the felt leaves using a simple backstitch or running stitch.
Use whatever color embroidery thread you like – contrasting colors make the veins stand out.
This leaf below has embroidered yellow veins using a backstitch.
Some of the leaves below have running stitch veins.
You can use whatever embroidery stitches you want for the veins – the backstitch and the running stitch are just two of the easiest and fastest, so that’s what I did.
Backstitched veins below.
Running stitched veins below.
These hand-embroidered felt leaves are so cute!
They look uniquely lifelike, and they’re fun and fast to make.
You don’t need advanced embroidery skills at all – it’s a great beginner embroidery project because you only need to do one or two of the most basic embroidery stitches; the running stitch or the backstitch.