How to do blanket stitch leaves

Two of the trees on my autumn trees design have leaves which are done in decorative blanket stitch with a straight stitch down the middle providing a guide. The other two trees are lazy daisy stitch.  

Here's a blanket stitch leaves tutorial complete with illustrated embroidery stitch instructions and an embroidery stitch video.  


Blanket stitch leaves on autumn trees embroidery kit

Blanket stitch leaves tutorial

Decorative blanket stitch leaves
  • Using straight stitch, sew a line down the centre of each leaf. Use the centre line as the base for your blanket stitches.
  • Bring the needle through the fabric at 1, push it back down at 2 leaving a loose loop, pull thread through the loop to form first stitch.  
  • Bring the needle up at 3, pulling it through the thread loop and continue.
  • When you get to the point of a leaf stitch it as shown on the video and the diagram below.
  • To finish off, make a tiny stitch over the thread to hold the last loop in place.

Download my free stitch guide covering 10 basic embroidery stitches, including blanket stitch.

Blanket stitch leaves video