Butterflies are a wonderful embroidery subject. See how to bring them to life with these tips.
Whether they are applique, freestanding 3D, or fill stitch,
butterflies are beautiful in their own right. Try these ideas and make them
The hand-dyed quality of batiks make them an ideal choice
for nature embroidery applique. Butterflies
in My Garden from Allstitch
pops off a subtle background with gorgeous, muted shades.
Batiks are even more beautiful when detailed embroidery is
added. The Crazy
Butterfly from Molly
Mine has the best of both worlds.
Both sheer and reflective, 3D
Organza Butterfly 2 from Ace
Points Embroidery helps showcase the
delicate aspects of our winged friends. Stitched like freestanding applique,
the result is stunning, particularly with the addition of jewels.
What makes organza even more outstanding? 3D
Butterfly Fairy String Lights from Embroider
Shoppe add even more dimension to the shimmer of organza for a gorgeous
With a combination of fill stitching and 3D organza
techniques, the 3D
Lavender Pillow from Embroider
Shoppe is quite beautiful. Friends and family will wonder how you made it.
While organza has a more subtle shine, mylar brings the
sparkle and iridescence. The 3D
Mylar Butterfly from Inspiration
Mutz can be stitched as an applique or as a freestanding piece.
Intricate lace details look so complicated but when they are
professionally digitized, it is magic. FSL
Giant Butterfly from Stitch
Delight can be stitched right on your machine. The secret? Water-soluble
What is your favorite technique for stitching butterflies?