Butterflies symbolize innocence and beauty. Embroidered butterfly motifs in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors can liven up almost anything. From your baby’s quilt to a framed wall art, or even an otherwise plain-looking hanky – butterfly embroidery can turn many ordinary objects into excellent conversation starters. If you have been practicing embroidery for some time now, then you should consider trying out butterfly motifs. The experience of creating something this beautiful will be immensely satisfying, not to mention wow your friends and family.
How to do it
- First of all, search online for templates of embroidered designs featuring butterfly motifs. Our website has plenty of butterfly designs to inspire you. Download the ones you like best and use them as guides.
- Choose threads of proper colors and textures. Cotton will work best if you are a beginner. However, if you have some experience in embroidery and are feeling adventurous, then you can try using satin threads. The butterfly you weave will look heavenly and will be extremely soft and smooth to touch.
- Decide which method you want to follow. If hand embroidery is to your liking, then pick up the right kind of needle for it. Chenille needle will work particularly well. On the other hand, if you are into machine embroidery, then your task might be a little less time consuming.
- Pre-wash the cloth before you work on it. Every cloth can shrink a bit after washing. You don’t want to spend days creating a design only to see it ruined after the first wash. You may skip this step if you are creating framed art though, for obvious reasons.
- Transfer the design to the cloth you wish to work on. Use iron-on transfer method, or simply trace the pattern to the fabric to serve as a guide.
- Now, get started with the weaving. Be sure to cut away the jump stitches you use in the initial stages, if you are following machine embroidery technique. Failing to do so may lead to broken needles and botched work, which you do not want to see happen.
- Use your imagination while you work. It is not like you have to use the same colors as the real butterflies. Play around with differently colored threads to create unique embroidered butterfly designs that won’t be seen anywhere else.
So, what are you waiting for? Download a butterfly motif from our website and create the most beautiful example of butterfly embroidery your friends and family have ever seen.