Just Because : Free pattern – Leaf Needle book

leaf with ladybug needlebook made from felt
Leaf needle book

Here in Queensland we are soon  to start a school term break. This is a very simple project that could be made with and by children as well as a useful gift.  Another use for this pattern would  to turn it into  a little leaf bed for a pocket toy by cutting out one shape whole and a second leaf shape with the top part removed.  Blanket stitch along the sides after embroidering the leaf veins  .

The back section of the leaf pocket bed was made by cutting out two leaf shapes and machining the veins. The front and back were machine stitched together and then blanket stitched along the edges.

You can find other leaf shapes to make up like this. The one on offer here is simply from a freehand sketch inspired by autumn and some large leaves I saw floating in the wind when on Mount Tamborine. For the bed version I added a smaller leaf  pillow and a little loop stalk. Let your imagination and nature inspire.

Here is the link to the pattern-  it is very easy, quick to make and fun. img002

The leaf converted to a pocket bed with a smaller leaf appliqued as a pillow
A leafy pocket

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