For the Birds

Backstitch a little birdcage with a single strand of floss. Then attach it to a blank pendant, and slip it onto a chain.

Materials: Scrap of solid white fabric 1-1⁄8"-diameter covered button Embroidery floss: black Water- or heat-soluble marking pen

Download the pattern here.


Assemble the Button:

1. Trace pattern onto white paper. Using a light box or a sunny window, trace the pattern onto right side of white fabric using a water- or heat-soluble marking pen. Place fabric in a small embroidery hoop.

2. Use one strand of black floss for all stitching. Backstitch birdcage with short stitches. Stitch double-wrapped French knots for doorknob and dots on the curly ornamentation. Stitch chain with two chain stitches.

See common embroidery stitches here.

3. Refer to "M.I.Y. Covered Buttons," to cut out and assemble covered button.


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