Strawberry Butterfly – Unique Embroidery Pattern
Strawberry Butterfly Embroidery Pattern
One of my favorite things about June is the emergence of strawberries and butterflies, so I thought I would combine the two into one embroidery pattern.
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Most of the pattern is simple backstitching. The strawberry is a fill pattern with random stitches to fill it in. I didn’t use satin stitching because it tends to bulge when pulled off the hoop. I also used French knots for the seeds. The leaves and small red dots on the end of the wings are satin stitching. The antennae is whipped back stitching.
Here is what you’ll need to get started:
- DMC – 839 Brown (for strawberry seeds and back stitching)
- DMC – 730 Green (for leaves)
- DMC – 817 Coral (for strawberry)
- Embroidery hoop
- Muslin, or your choice of fabric
- Fabric scissors
- Embroidery scissors
- Embroidery needle
- Embroidery transfer pen (I love these)
- Lightbox or sunny window
Instructions for getting the pattern onto the fabric:
- Save PDF pattern (below)
- Print PDF pattern in the size you want (i.e. – 8×10, 5×7, 4×6, etc.). (More on that here.)
- Tape pattern to the light box or sunny window
- Tape the fabric you want to stitch on over the pattern, being careful to center your design
- With embroidery pens, trace all lines onto the fabric
- Carefully remove the tape from the fabric and pattern
- Place fabric in hoop and stitch
If you need help resizing the PDF patterns, here’s a tutorial.
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If you liked this pattern, you may enjoy this other butterfly pattern as well… Raspberry Butterfly Digital Hand Embroidery Pattern – Etsy