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Gratitude Embroidery Pattern

Gratitude Embroidery Pattern

When times are hard, it’s often easy to forget how much we truly have to be grateful for. I’ve designed this Gratitude Embroidery Pattern to be stitched on items to encourage us to remember how truly blessed we all are.

I chose to embroider mine on to a fabric journal cover to create a Gratitude Journal with a composition book insert. 

If you want to make one too, remember to trace the pattern on the right hand side of your piece of fabric. It works best if you cut your fabric slightly larger than needed and then trim the finished piece to size. You’ll also want to measure carefully to ensure to get the Gratitude Embroidery Pattern positioned correctly when it’s finally sewn to make the journal cover.

Front of the Gratitude Journal Cover with Gratitude Embroidery Pattern

Never sewn a book cover before?

I’ve got you covered with my complete step-by-step tutorial for How to Make a Fabric Book Cover. Instructions are included for how to measure any book to make a cover for it.


The letters of Gratitude were embroidered in backstitch with two strands of DMC 900 Dark Burnt Orange.

The leaves were all made by working the fly stitch very close together in the same Dark Burnt Orange floss. This is the fly stitch leaf video tutorial I followed. (It’s the very first leaf example that she stitches.)

Two strands of DMC 4130 Color Variations Chilean Sunset were used to stitch the Lazy Daisy flowers.

Gratitude Embroidery Pattern stitched onto tone on tone leaf fabric

The inside flaps of the Gratitude Journal Cover were made with Autumn Leaves by Jackie Robinson of Animas Quilts for Benartix. 

Isn’t it gorgeous!!

Inside of Gratitude Journal Fabric Book Cover

I shopped my stash of fat quarters to find the perfect coordinating fabric for the Gratitude Journal lining. It’s Artisan Spirit Shimmer Sunglow 20225M from Northcott Fabric.

And here’s the finished embroidered journal cover with the composition book inside.

Gratitude Embroidery Pattern embroidered on fabric book cover

From now until the new year, I plan to sit down with a cup of tea and take a few minutes each day to write down all the things I’m grateful for.

Gratitude Journal with Gratitude Embroidery Pattern, tea cup and pen

The link below will take you to the page where you can download October’s free embroidery pattern:

Gratitude Embroidery Pattern


Now it’s time to see what others have been working on!


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For those who are newly subscribed or are visiting for the first time, at the beginning of each month I host a link party in which I invite others to share their hand embroidery projects. The party runs for the entire month.

If you’ve never linked up to a link party before and would like to join in, I’ve written a quick tutorial on How to Link Up to a Link Party. It provides step-by-step instructions for linking to this party (or any other link party you might like to participate in.)

The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are super simple but please do read before linking up as links that don’t follow the rules will be removed:

1. The project can be anything as long as it includes hand embroidery stitches in some form. Such projects might be but are not limited to redwork, blackwork, goldwork, bluework, (etc), counted cross-stitch, crazy quilting, crewel, silk ribbon, pulled thread, hardanger and sashiko.

2. Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.

3. If you happen to sell your embroidery or embroidery patterns, feel free to link up to a blog post you’ve written about a project you’re selling, but No direct links to shops or websites selling things.

The next three are more requests than rules. They are by no means a requirement to take part in the party:

4. Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post.

5. As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.

6. It would be wonderful if you decided to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party.

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Please be sure to save the Gratitude Embroidery Pattern to find it again in future by clicking on the Pinterest button underneath this post.

And of course, I’d love it if you shared it on Facebook and Twitter as well. 🙂

Gratitude Embroidery Pattern stitched to make a Gratitude Journal

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  • Joy McDonald
    October 8, 2018 7:03 am

    That is so pretty Sue! I love the idea of using the stitchery as a cover for a gratitude journal! Thanks for sharing! xx

  • Snowcatcher
    October 7, 2018 9:37 am

    This truly is a LOVELY project! And gratitude is something I think the world would benefit from if more people would embrace it. Thank you for sharing!

  • Aliza Biorn
    October 5, 2018 9:21 pm

    I love this embroidery project! Such a nice way to embellish holiday napkins or placemats. Thanks for sharing at The Ultimate Pinterest Party this week!

  • LadySchep
    October 5, 2018 3:29 pm

    What a great idea. This is my first time stumbling across your site, and I’ll definitely coming back again!

  • Leanna
    October 2, 2018 8:53 pm

    So often lately I am running and striving. Especially with the holidays approaching. Its funny because today I had two nudges about being grateful, this post, and a conversation I overheard while shopping for craft stuff.

    Message received and this journal is a beautiful way to organize them. Love the idea.

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