My “3 Little Birds” embroidery pattern by Sarah Jane

As soon as I saw Sarah Jane’s 3 Little Birds Embroidery Pattern I fell in love with it; I knew this would make the perfect tea towel to remind me to chase away the winter blues. Her pattern is inspired by Bob Marley’s song, “Three Little Birds.” I love Bob Marley. This is most likely because my mom used to play reggae music for me when I was a happy, bouncing baby in my Johnny Jump Up.

I’m new to the world of embroidery. It was only a matter of time before I figured out what a great craft this old tradition is. I have my great-great-grandmother’s tea towels hanging in my kitchen. Her embroidery was immaculate! I have learned a lot about being patient, and really take your time with each individual stitch. There are so many embroidery stitches out there, so I’m happy I bought myself a handy little guide at my local craft store; I also checked out some how-to videos online. 

So, here’s my attempt at this pattern! My lettering is not great, and my flowers needed some help, but this pattern has really clear color directions and even tells you which stitch to do for which element. I’m planning on making a whole series of tea towels for each holiday, and I’m excited to find out what new embroidery patterns are coming out in the near future!

 P.S. Check out our other spring emboidery patterns here! 




  1. Alisha - March 29, 2012

    Jenna, this looks really great! Nice work, you did a really good job.

  2. Jenni Calo - March 29, 2012

    Jenna, I agree! It’s super cute! And I actually love the lettering as is, it makes it even more whimsical.

  3. Jenna - March 29, 2012

    Awwshucks, thanks! I actually went back and re-stitched some of my letters that were bugging me. Teehee!

  4. Charlotte Amaro - March 29, 2012

    I love your towel! Your lettering is just fine, and your flowers are great. Flowers in nature are not all perfect and symmetrical. They are beautiful because they are unique.

  5. Kiera - March 29, 2012

    Great job Jenna! I love Sarah Jane’s embroideries and have made the “Make It Do” one. It’s so relaxing to do.

  6. Charity - March 29, 2012

    Great job! Anything with a Bob Marley tune on it always makes me happy!

  7. Trudy Lindemann - March 29, 2012

    I love embroidery! In recent years I have only done outline embroidery and have been wanting to have some fun with it and do something a little more detailed! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Jenna - March 30, 2012

    Thanks ya’ll for your comments!

  9. Barb - April 3, 2012

    I work on embroidery in spurts…and I’m thinking this is going to inspire me to get going on a new project, again. Really, really cute towel. The set will be wonderful.