Fabric

Festive Leaf & Berry Garland

By  Kathleen Berlew 

Search Festive Leave & Berry Pillow for a complementary design. Make one or both to decorate your home for the holidays!

  • Festive Leaf & Berry Garland

Materials

  • Wool-blend felt: green, chartreuse, spring green, red
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss: (666) Christmas Red-BRT, (704) Chartreuse-BRT, (906) Parrot Green-MD
  • Red rickrack, 1/4”x125”
  • Pillow form, 14”x14”

Tools

  • Sewing machine
  • Green sewing thread
  • Iron and pressing surface
  • Embroidery needle
  • Tape measure

Basic Supplies

  • straight pins, scissors, fabric marker

Pattern - Festive Leaf & Berry Garland

  • 1. Print out full-size patterns. Cut shapes from felt according to pattern directions.
  • 2. Refer to image and pin 15 small leaves to 15 large leaves of a different color. Machine-sew pieces together using 704 Chartreuse-BRT and 906 Parrot Green-MD. Arrange 15 appliquéd leaves and 14 berries on work surface, leaving 1/2" between pieces. Center and pin 3-2/5 yds. of rickrack so it bisects each leaf and berry. Hand-sew rickrack to felt pieces using 666 Christmas Red-BRT and sewing needle.
  • 3. Pin remaining 15 plain large leaves to backs of appliqued leaves. Machine-sew fronts and backs together using 704 Chartreuse-BRT and 906 Parrot Green-MD. Pin remaining 14 berries to backs of berries attached to garland. Hand-sew front and back of berries together using 666 Christmas Red-BRT.
  • 4. Hand-sew stitches at leaf points through rickrack with 666 Christmas Red-BRT. Fold each end of rickrack over 1-1/2" and hand-sew in place for hanging loop.