A modern leaf embroidery design for free machine embroidery design Monday

By on October 30th, 2013
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After posting the acorn design last week, I’ve been thinking about other fall appropriate designs that might be of interest to my readers. Of course I thought about digitizing a leaf, however I didn’t want to the leaf to be generic and cheesy. What immediately came to mind was the style of the leaf that was part of the Michael Miller “Forest Life” fabric that I used on my daughter’s duvet cover I made last year.  I used that fabric for inspiration for creating this design.

This modern, simple, yet bold appliqué design can be stitched out in a number of different ways. You can just stitch out just the outline and use no appliqué fabric whatsoever. Or, you can use fabric in the leaf portion but cutaway the fabric in the leaf inner shape. Or you can even use two different fabrics on the outer part and the inner parts of the leaf.

This design I think would look really nice stitched out multiple times on a pillow, or perhaps a placemat. I have made the design less then 3.93 inches in height so that it can be stitched out in a 4 x 4 hoop.  But think about deploying it in multiples for a bigger statement.  I think it would look super cool.

If you do decide to stitch out this modern leaf appliqué design, send me a picture! I would love to see the creative ways that you have used it.

Download the modern leaf machine appliqué file

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