Free Bird Embroidery Pattern

little bird embroidery

Let's get stitching!

To make this embroidered bird you will need the following:


embroidery hoop



embroidery transfer tools


bird embroidery pattern

embroidery floss 


Easy beginner embroidery bird

Step One:

Download and print out the free bird embroidery pattern.

Step Two:

Transfer the embroidery pattern onto your fabric using your choice of embroidery transfer methods.

free easy baby bird embroidery pattern

Step Three:

Unscrew the embroidery-hoop fastener and take out the inner hoop.  Place the inner hoop under the fabric where your pattern is drawn.  

Center the pattern and place the outer hoop over the fabric around the inner hoop.  Gently pull on the fabric until it is taut and your pattern is in place. Secure your fabric into place by tightening the fastener.

setting up embroidery hoop

Step Four:

Decide how many strands of the embroidery floss you will be using and separate them out.  Thread the embroidery floss into the eye of the needle and tie a knot at the end of your thread. Begin stitching with the floss color of your choice.

Hint: In place of a knot, some leave a tail of thread to weave through the first several embroidered stitches.

Step Five:

Poke your needle up through the back of your fabric coming out onto a pattern line.  Follow the line using an embroidery stitch. 

For most embroideries I highly recommend using the backstitch. You can also take a look at other stitches here and here.

starting an embroidery
free easy embroidery pattern

Step Six:

Continue to sew all the way around the pattern lines.  When you are done, make sure to tie off or weave any loose threads. 

Easy beginner embroidery bird
Back of bird embroidery diy

Nice work!  That was awesome.  

Let’s make something else together sometime.  

Wouldn’t this be a great pattern to use for kids learning to embroider?  Try it out!


bird embroidery display shelf

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