Create Beautiful Butterflies from Fabric

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They’re So Easy and Have Many Uses!

Beautiful fabric butterflies are so easy to make and they’re wonderful in many colors and fabric styles. Plus they have so many uses. Their 3D nature makes them especially versatile and appealing.





They can be used to decorate a tote or pouch, be attached to a barrette, used as a brooch, embellish a quilt and much more. Plus, it’s easy to alter the size to suit your needs.

Create Beautiful Butterflies from Fabric

Create Beautiful Butterflies from Fabric

The butterflies are based on paper origami butterflies but have been adapted to fabric. Michelle Roberts at Creative Blonde provides a tutorial to get you started. The finished size is not provided but the pink one above started with 4″ x 6″ rectangles.

Click here for the free “Origami Butterflies” tutorial.

Michelle also made the following sweet little version that’s about 2.5″ wide and attached it to a pouch. The beginning rectangles were 3″ x 4″. Learn more here.

Create Beautiful Butterflies from Fabric

Create Beautiful Butterflies from Fabric

Amanda from The Patchsmith made knotted ribbon feelers for hers and attached one to a stick to poke into a potted plant. She started with 6½” x 5” rectangles for the larger butterfly and 4½” x 3½” for the smaller one. Learn more here.

Create Beautiful Butterflies from Fabric

Create Beautiful Butterflies from Fabric

Julie Creus from La Todera created the brilliantly colored swarm of butterflies shown below. She has a pattern available for butterflies in three sizes: 6″, 4.5″ and 3.” ​

Create Beautiful Butterflies from Fabric

These are a little more detailed with heads and eyes.

Click here to purchase the “Kanzashi Butterfly” pattern.

Create Beautiful Butterflies from Fabric

You’ll find more fabric butterflies and creative ways to use them, like the hair clip above, here at Pinterest.

 

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