It's only been a year since I was asked for a tutorial for my Fall Leaf.
Not bad, eh? Except that I forgot and was inadvertently reminded that I wanted to do this for Fall.
(Thank you, Joelle, for the nudge)
The photos are not great, but they are clearly instructional.
First off, draw, trace, or photocopy a leaf to the actual finish size you will want. Be sure your leaf can be divided nicely. Then trace the outline to the paper side of Wonder Under. (Or any fusible you choose).
Next, mark the dividing lines on the fusible and slice/cut the pieces apart.
Trim around the outer leaf area. Also separate one lower leaf section from the stem as shown below.
Fuse each leaf section to your fabric selections.
These leaves can be any coloring you choose ... orange, red, yellow, green, brown ...
Next, trim each section right on your traced lines. Lay the pieces together as close as possible on your background fabric.
Fuse them in place.
First stitch closely around the outside edge of the leaf design with a short-ish straight stitch.
When you begin to sew the sections, with bating, they will want to separate slightly. I filled this space first with a row of straight stitch.
I then go back along that row stitching next to the first stitching and add the leaf veins by stitching out several stitches then coming back along side the first stitches.
Once the veins are sewn, I shorten the stitch length and I stitch the leaf sections together with a narrow zig zag stitch just wide enough to catch both fabric pieces of the leaf sections and give them that heavier looking main vein.
Now, if that isn't as clear as mud, I am more than happy to clarify anything that might be confusing.