Sunday, July 3, 2011

Buttonhole-knot leaf 2

Today, I’m going to teach you on how to embroider long leaves using buttonhole-knot technique. For small leaves, please refer my tutorial here.

 You’ll have to make a few running stitches on the main vein of the leaf. By doing so, the leaf can be made straight or bending.

Insert 2 strands of thread from the base to the tip of the leaf. Make sure the threads didn’t twist.

With 1 strand of thread, work buttonhole knots on the thread on the left side, from base to tip. You will have to stop making the knots a few mm away from the tip and enter the fabric at the tip (to get pointed tip). Come back to the base and continue on the right side.

These leaves are really simple to embroider.


  1. Your buttonhole rosebuds are great, and the instructions very clear. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Thank you for your ideas...It will be useful for me and for my friends Hugs regina