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A cheeky embroidered bird inspired by a vintage transfer

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  • 2018-08-09-152513-BlueBirdFreeEmbroideryPattern18_KellyFletcher.pdf 6.41 MB [ Download ]
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  • How to embroider . Blue Bird - Step 1
    Step 1

    You will need...

    Fabric:
    10 x 10" (25x25cm) white cotton/linen fabric

    Threads – DMC six-stranded cotton:
    347 Very dark salmon
    702 Kelly green
    704 Bright chartreuse
    726 Light topaz yellow
    825 Dark blue
    827 Very light blue
    B5200 Snow white

    Needles:
    Embroidery: size 7 and 9
    Milliner: size 7

    Hoop:
    6 inches (15cm)

  • Step 2

    Print the design provided in the download and transfer it on to the fabric using your preferred method.

  • How to embroider . Blue Bird - Step 3
    Step 3

    Embroider the bird according to the embroidery instructions, by following the pattern key:

    Back 825 (3)
    Back = embroidery stitch
    825 = DMC thread colour
    (3) = number of strands

  • How to embroider . Blue Bird - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then embroider the flowers and leaves on the left.

  • How to embroider . Blue Bird - Step 5
    Step 5

    And then the flowers and leaves on the right.

  • Step 6

    You'll find instructions for all the stitches used in this pattern in my ebook, 120 Embroidery Stitches. Otherwise there are loads of stitch tutorials online, just search for the stitch by name.

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