Day 177: Embroidery Day 3- Butterfly


Supplies: Fabric, embroidery thread, embroidery needle, embroidery hoop, scissors

Time: 5 minutes

Today we’re continuing the embroidery series with a lovely little butterfly! It’s just as easy to make as yesterday’s flower, but I think it’s even prettier. Let’s get right to it, shall we?

When first making these little butterflies I recommend marking the dots (see the picture below) on the fabric. Pull the thread through the fabric and make a stitch about 1/4″ long. This will be the butterfly body.

Bring the needle back up through the middle of the body stitch to start the wings.

Poke the needle back down through the same hole to make a little loop of thread. Bring the needle up through one of the dots on the side with the needle inside the thread loop.

Pull the loop to make it smaller, but keep it loose. If you pull it too tight it’ll look like a line instead of a loop. Push the needle back through the wing dot with the needle outside the loop to anchor it down. Make three more loops like this to finish up the butterfly wings.

Stick the needle back through the top of the butterfly body (the head). Create two 1/4″ stitches starting at the head to make antennae.

Then make a french knot at the end of each antenna.

Voila! Easy embroidered butterfly!

Go sew,



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