We’re all about the ginkgo leaf this fall! Designed by Emily, our ginkgo leaf embroidered tote features a cute repeating pattern that’s great for beginners. And you can mix up the colors however you like!

All you need to get started are a few simple tools and materials. Just scroll down for the links to the supplies we used and find our pattern and tutorial at the end of the post.

embroidered ginkgo leaf pattern

Falling in love with embroidery

We chose to make our ginkgo leaf embroidered tote using three different fall-like colors. You can use the same colors we did or try different shades of yellow, brown, and red, or even green. Once you have your supplies ready, you’ll see how easy it is to print our leaf design onto the stick ‘n stitch and follow along with our stitch guide below in the instructions PDF.

Because this is such a simple DIY project, you can easily craft this ginkgo leaf embroidered tote for yourself and also make one as a gift for a friend or family member. If you have a kid heading off to college this fall, it would also make a cute accessory for them to carry their books or personal items in. Of course you can always stitch this pattern onto something else entirely if you want to personalize something other than a tote!

Skill level: Beginner

Embroidery stitch used: Backstitch. If you need more guidance on this stitch, check out our embroidery guide for a step-by-step photo tutorial.

Other craft projects shown: Crepe paper chrysanthemums, crepe paper California poppies, and crepe paper silver dollar eucalyptus



How to Make a Ginkgo Leaf Embroidered Tote

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
  2. Print design on Stick and Stitch, then place on tote.
  3. Use 2 strands of thread and follow the stitch guide on page 2.
  4. Stitch the leaves, cut and tying off each one on the back as you go.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

ginkgo leaf embroidered tote tutorial by Lia Griffith

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handmade ginkgo leaf embroidered tote

ginkgo leaf embroidered tote