bird sampler
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8 Hand Embroidery Stitches every design could be completed with…

Hand Embroidery Stitches – So much choice!

There are a multitude of embroidery stitches to delight any stitching enthusiast however, if you are just starting out or want to learn a few of the basics to make any project look great, then these 8 stitches are fantastic…

Back Stitch… Chain Stitch… Stem Stitch… Satin Stitch…

Brick Stitch… French Knot… Long & Short… Couching…

bird embroidery sampler

They give you so many options available for outlining, filling and decorative stitches to make any project stand out from the rest.

Back Stitch 

back stitch bird
Back Stitch
Outline anything and everything as well as add detail and do simple filling.

Chain Stitch

chain stitch bird

Give outlines a softer feel. This makes a great filler for a more textured look. Isolated chain stitches make great leaves and daisy chain flowers.

Stem Stitch 

bird stem stitch

Use as an outline stitch for a slightly uneven look – great for stems and branches. Also gives a nice filler effect as you can see in the birds wing.

Satin Stitch

bird satin stitch

A filler stitch that looks really beautiful – I prefer to use this in smaller shapes as it is a lot easier to keep smooth.

Brick Stitch

brick stitch

Another filler stitch, I love the effect this stitch can give, for such a simple stitch it gives a really nice effect.

French Knot

french knot bird

Lines, fillers and isolated – a great stitch for so many designs.

Long & Short Stitch

long short bird

This is a stitch that can take a bit of time to master but is a great filler for so many designs.


couching bird

I love the simplicity of the Couching stitch but also the fact you can get it to make lovely smooth lines as well as fill in complicated shapes.

Practice some hand embroidery stitches yourself and create a Birdie Stitch Sampler…

This little bird was so fun and simple to stitch and proved to be ideal for practicing stitches on. The wing is great for seeing how a stitch looks as a filler and the outline for outline stitches!

I thought you would enjoy stitching some of these little birds for yourself so have created a template for you to download and print out. Each time you want to practice a stitch you can complete a bird!

Happy Stitching!

Free Template File for the Bird Sampler Design…

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