Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Pattern by VaskavullaKnit

Let’s learn how to create a simple tote bag embroidery with this elegant Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag pattern by Thea Rytter aka Vaskavullaknit. To get to know the wonderful and cheerful artist behind the pattern a bit better, we highly recommend reading the interview we had with her.

Preparations

Tools & Materials
A tote bag
An Embroidery ring
Yarn in different colours – I used plant dyed embroidery yarn by G-Uld
Embroidery needle
Pencil for drawing the pattern to the bag

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Step 1
Start by drawing your leaves with a pencil. Try to make them as even as possible – that will make it easier for you. Mark the middle of each leave with a dot.

Add the embroidery ring – making sure it’s inner circle is inside the tote bag (or else you will sew it together) and making it nice and even like a little drum.

Thread you needle – I’ve worked with 4 strands of wonderful plant dyed embroidery yarn from Danish brand G-Uld,  the thickness of the yarn doesn’t matter. Too thick it will look very bulky and too thin it will take you forever, but everything in between is possible to work with.

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Step 2
Come up through the marked dot from inside the tote bag.

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Step 3
Go down at the top of the leaf.

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Step 4
Come up on the left side of the middle.

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Step 5
Go down just right of the top of the leaf.

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Step 6
Come up on the right side of the middle.

Step 7
Go down just left of the top of the leaf.

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Step 8
Come up on the left side of the middle, just under where you put the last stitch.

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Step 9
Go down right of the top of the leaf, just under where you put the last stitch.

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Step 10
Come up on the right side of the middle, just under where you put the last stitch.

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Step 11
Go down left of the top of the leaf, just under where you put the last stitch and keep repeating step 8-11.

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Step 12
When you’ve finished the top part, you just keep on doing the same thing, covering the stitches now.

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Step 13
Unless you are very good at drawing symmetrical leaves, you will find yourself finishing one side before the other. You can just cover the last part with regular flat stitches, but for this particular pattern, we are going to cover it with another leaf, so don’t worry.

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Step 14
Repeat with the other leaf, simply embroidering through the first leaf, when you get to it.

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

Step 15
Finished! Now you are a master of leaves.

Leaf Embroidered Tote Bag

All images by VaskavullaKnit.

Meet KOEL Kid Thea Rytter aka VaskavullaKnit and read more about her inspiring craft journey.


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