How to Embroider a Clover Flower – Embroidery Tutorial

Today I challenged myself and embroidered a clover flower! I love incorporating bullion knots in my embroideries and I figured what better way than to use them with this project.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • embroidery hoop
  • embroidery floss (DMC)
    • 152
    • 936
    • 3033
    • 3012
  • fabric
  • scissors
  • something to transfer your pattern with (these markers or this clear stabilizer works well!)

We’ll only be using a few stitches for this if you’d like to see how to do them:

How to Make the Embroidery Stencil

I made a loose drawing with my water soluble marker for this flower. It doesn’t have to be detailed. I started with a small circle and made some markings for where the petals were going to go. Then I drew the stem and one leaf shape!

Embroidery Tutorial Video

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Step By Step Embroidery Instructions

embroidering a clover flower

I started out embroidering the leaves at the top of the flower. I used color 3033 and made some satin stitches. I left the very bottom petals un-stitched because I’ll be using the pale pink color for those.

embroidering flower

The bottom petals are satin stitches with color 152. I then went back in with 2 strands of color 3012 and made straight stitches through each of the petals to make it look like the stems of the little flower petals.

I went back and added a few straight stitches with 3033 in between the pink petals to give the flower a bit more dimension.

For the center of the flower, I added bullion knots using color 3033. I staggered them and stitched them at slightly different angles and filled up the blank space.

how to embroider a leaf

For the stem, I made two rows of back stitches with color 936.

I drew a line down the center of the leaf so that I could make my stitches stay nice and even. I then made satin stitches at a diagonal down both sides of the leaf with the same color, 936.

Hope you enjoy! Keep learning: check out even more ways to embroider flowers.

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Beginner Thread Painting Tutorial

How to Finish an Embroidery Hoop

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