This branch pattern is enlarged and angled around a corner to suit the pillow's shape, then sewn with a stem stitch. The stem stitch offers a stronger profile than a backstitch. Clusters of beads add pretty detailing.
Download branch-and-leaf pattern
stem stitch A
Remove pillow form, and lay pillow top flat. Copy the Leaf Branch pattern to the desired size. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the transfer paper.
stem stitch B
Position two Leaf Branch designs on the bottom left corner of the pillow top, tape in place, and transfer the designs to the fabric.
stem stitch C
Using one strand of perle cotton, follow the pattern using a stem stitch (see images). Add a stem-stitched line 1/4 inch from the outside edge. Sew clusters of seed beads along the branches.