Fall Leaves

In most parts of bloggy-land I keep reading about the crisp, fall air.  How wonderful.

Well, here in Central Texas, our idea of Fall are days in the 80s

So, to celebrate the change in weather everywhere, I’ve put together a little Fall Leaf Tutorial.

Fall Leaf 8a 

This design can be made into placemats, table runners, and possibly a pillow.

Fall Leaf Tutorial

Step 1:  Get your template here.

Step 2:  Print template and tape together matching the A’s, B’s, C’s, and D’s.  Be sure to click “None” under Page Scaling.

Note:  There is a margin around the design that will need to be trimmed or folded back.

Fall Leaf Template

Step 3:  Trim design and layout on on fabric.  Because I am using burlap, my fabric tends to easily unravel so I am interfacing it before cutting out my design.

Fall Leaf 2

Step 4:  Cut 2 leaves.  For my project I’m making the front and back from the same fabric, but don’t limit yourself.  Anything goes.

Fall Leaf 3

Step 5:  Pin Front and Back right sides together.

Fall Leaf 4

Step 6: Stitch Front to Back.  Leave a 4”-5” opening for turning.  Turn leaf right side out.

Step 7: Stitch the opening closed either by hand or machine. {I’m always going to go with the machine!}

Fall Leaf 5

Step 8: Using a water soluble marker or tracing paper/tracing wheel, transfer the leaf vein markings to one side of the leaf.

Fall Leaf 6

Step 9: Use a contrasting thread to stitch out the veins.  Topstitch over the markings using a zigzag stitch.  I set my machine stitch width to 2mm and stitch length to 1mm.

Fall Leaf 9

Rinse, Lather, and Repeat.

Fall Leaf 7a
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Comments

  1. says

    Sounds like our weather here in Arizona… nights are cooling down a little, but not a whole lot!

    Love this and am going to make me a table runner.. or two! Thanks so much for sharing it.

  2. says

    Very clever and very versatile.
    Enjoy your 80 degree days. We are going to be colder than you’d want to be very soon, and shelling out way too much money for heating oil!

  3. says

    Very clever and very versatile.
    Enjoy your 80 degree days. We are going to be colder than you’d want to be very soon, and shelling out way too much money for heating oil!

  4. says

    Hi Leslie! I found you on Cheerios and Lattes. I really love this project! I always try to use seasonal place mats on our breakfast bar for the kids, and these would be just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial and pattern. Have a great week! Debbie

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