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How to Satin Stitch a Beak – video

How to Satin Stitch Points - a video tutorial

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I like birds and I do a lot of bird embroidery. Now, you could satin stitch a bird’s beak with a regular satin stitch, but I make a little tweak to the basic stitch that I think adds a nice dimension to bird’s beaks. It’s not any harder and it gives them just the shape I want. Watch the video to see how I do it.

Happy stitching!

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  1. Dear Wendy, Where have you been all my life? I’ve always wanted to know how to emrboider and now I KNOW HOW! I think I am in love with this website!

  2. Thanks for the tutorial! Perfect for your new pattern.

    I was stitching while Hubby was sleeping the other night. That pop! (Like when you stitch in your video) woke him up! He thought I was breaking something.

  3. Krystina – Glad to be helpful! I love introducing people to a new craft.

    Becky – it’s funny you mentioned the “pop.” One of the things my daughter likes about embroidery is the sound effects – the little pop when the eye of the needle goes through the fabric, and the drawn out sound of the thread sliding through. Enjoy!

  4. Mary SAYS...

    thanks so much for this tutorial. I am fairly new to embroidery and it really helps to watch how to use various stitches. I need to fill in a long beak (I am working on a kiwi bird). Do you have any suggestions for that?
    Thank you so much for your time.

    • For a long kiwi beak I would probably do regular sating stitch going across the beak the short way.

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