Need a quick and easy project for the kids? We show you how to make a felt butterfly plush with free pattern! All you need is this free pattern download and a few craft supplies you probably have on hand. These are so fun for children to let their imaginations soar. Older kids can even stitch up the butterfly themselves! This is a nice project for when you want to practice you hand sewing as well!
This pattern is perfect for a plushie or softie, but it can be used in several other ways too. You can make Christmas ornaments out of it, use them as decorations for a child’s room or party, or even string them together as a banner. Whatever you decide to do, this fun and easy felt craft can be done in about 20 minutes. Let’s get started!
Supplies For Felt Butterfly Plush
For this craft, you will need:
How to Make a Felt Butterfly Plush
The first step on this how to make a felt butterfly push sewing tutorial is to download and print the free template pattern on your home printer. You can use the link below.
Once you have your pattern printed and cut out, we can lay it on your felt fabric.
Trace the paper patterns onto felt in the colors of your choice with a pen or pencil. I used a variety of colors here so that my felt butterfly would be vibrant, but you can also make this with just a couple of colors or even just one.
Carefully cut out the felt pieces with scissors.
Next on this how to make a felt butterfly plush sewing tutorial, place the small wing pieces on top of the larger wing pieces, in the centers. Stitch all the small wing pieces in place with a needle and embroidery thread.
Now, place those inner wing pieces you just made on the main butterfly pattern with wings, and stitch them in place.
Next, stitch two eyes and a smiling mouth on one of the felt body pieces. Place the other body piece on a flat surface with the antenna at the top of the head. We are about halfway through this how to make a felt butterfly plush sewing tutorial!
Now place the body piece with the face on top of the other body and stitch nearly around the perimeter. Leave about 1″ open to stuff the body with felt scraps. Then continue stitching around to close.
Stack the two wing pieces on top of each other. Stitch around the perimeter leaving a 1″ opening at the bottom. Stuff the opening with felt scraps on either side of the center. Then stitch down the center, between the wings.
Next on this felt butterfly plush sewing tutorial, stitch the remaining perimeter to close like you did with the body portion in the earlier step.
Finally, the last step in this how to make a felt butterfly plush sewing tutorial is to stitch the body in the center of wings.
And that’s it! Your butterfly plush is complete at this point, but you may wish to further embellish it with sequins or seed beads. Don’t forget to pin this project for later, and check out some other easy felt projects listed below.
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- Hand Sewing Needle
- Download free template.
- Cut out template pieces with craft scissors.
- Trace paper templates onto felt.
- Cut out felt pieces.
- Layer small wing pieces on top of larger ones.
- Stitch in place.
- Place inner wing pieces onto large wing base.
- Stitch in place.
- Stitch eyes and mouth on one body piece.
- Place antenna at top of other body piece.
- Stack body with face on top of other body/antenna.
- Stitch around perimeter leaving 1" opening.
- Stuff body with felt scraps.
- Stitch to close.
- Stack butterfly wings on top of one another.
- Stitch around perimeter and through center, leaving small openings on either side.
- Stuff with felt scraps.
- Stitch to close.
- Stitch body to center of wings.
- Optional - Stitch sequins to wings.
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