Note: You may want to trace the
pattern onto a piece of freezer paper. Ironing the fabric onto the
shiny side of the paper will help hold it in place. Be sure to put
your marks on the papery side, not the plastic side.
Directions for Fabric Butterfly:
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Cut out the Pattern for Fabric Butterfly Sections A,
B, C, D and E, adding 1/4 inch seam allowance on outside edges.
Cut a piece of light wing fabric large enough to cover space
1A with at least 1/4 inch seam allowance on all sides. Place the
fabric on the back of the pattern covering the space. The right side
of the fabric should face away from the pattern. (If you are using freezer
paper, you can press this piece in place.)
Cut a piece of dark wing fabric large enough to cover space
2A plus seam allowances. Place this fabric right sides together with
piece 1A. Remember you will be doing this on the “wrong” side of
Holding the fabric in place, turn the pattern line-side up
and sew along the line between 1A and 2A. Open the seam and check to see
that the fabric covers space 2A.
Fold the pattern along the seam line, and trim the seam to
1/8 inch. Unfold and press.
Repeat steps 3-5 for spaces 3A through 6A, using the appropriately
Construct Sections B, C, D and E.
With right sides facing, join Sections B and C at points
s and t. Sew the seam between the points. Press open.
With right sides facing, join Section D to Sections B and
C at points u and v. Sew and press open.
With right sides facing, join Section E to Sections B thru
D at points w and x. Sew and press open.
With right sides facing, join Section A to Sections B thru
E at points y and z. Sew and press open.