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Let’s satin stitch points!
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 birds’ beaks. It’s not any harder and it gives them just the shape I want. Watch the video to see how I do it.
Want to practice your satin stitch points?
This bird embroidery pattern has lots of them!
This free embroidery pattern of a bird driving a car has just one.
There’s another free bird embroidery pattern here.
I didn’t satin stitch the point of that beak – but you could. The stitches I list in the pattern are always just a guide!
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