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How to Make a Butterfly Mobile

comments (9) May 19th, 2016     

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kaytet kayte terry, contributor
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This butterfly mobile would make a beautiful accent for an outdoor wedding.
Randomly fuse the butterflies on the string. It will look better when you hang them all together if each strand looks a little different.
This project is a great way to use up some of your fabric scraps.
This butterfly mobile would make a beautiful accent for an outdoor wedding.

This butterfly mobile would make a beautiful accent for an outdoor wedding.

Photo: Kayte Terry
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3. Roughly cut out each butterfly. Grab one butterfly, peel off the back (not the side that has the butterfly outline though!), and lay it on the wrong side of a piece of fabric. Iron the webbing to the fabric. Make sure to set your iron to dry and to the content of your fabric. Fold the fabric over so that the right sides are together and cut through both layers on the lines of your butterfly outline. Now you have two butterflies. Repeat for all the other butterflies, keeping the two butterflies together after you cut them.

4. Cut eight pieces of thread or yarn that range from 18 inches to 30 inches.


Randomly fuse the butterflies on the string. It will look better when you hang them all together if each strand looks a little different.

5. Grab one of your butterfly pairs and lay out one butterfly, webbing side up. Lay the string or yarn in the center of that and then the other butterfly right side up over that. Fuse together with an iron.

Continue doing this for the rest of the strands of string or yarn, fusing two to four butterflies per strand.


See what I mean about the butterflies looking better if you fuse them on randomly?

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Comments (9)

Aesha writes: Nicee but I had a little difficulty in understanding step texts
Posted: 5:15 am on September 9th
MaioOoia_YoOoYa writes: wooow >>>so simple and nice ...great idea thanks a lot
Posted: 8:44 am on December 12th
patchworkhero writes: Hi, I made one of these with Christmas trees cut out of Christmas fabric for my patchwork group's Secret Santa. Stupidly, I did not take a photo, but the recipient was very pleased. Thank you for the inspiration.
Posted: 8:33 am on December 15th
gwennabee writes: Beautiful ... thanks...
Posted: 7:25 pm on September 9th
blazing writes: You will be missed your work is beautiful. I will follow your site. Good luck in what you do in the future.
Posted: 8:48 pm on August 12th
myrtasews writes: Love butterflies! Will try.
Posted: 3:53 pm on June 15th
delfinelise writes: Thanks for a great idea!
Posted: 4:31 am on June 12th
HeatherK writes: This is such a simple idea that can be used for all sorts of events - they could be autumn leaves, baby items, anything! What a stash-buster! Thank you!
Posted: 4:04 pm on June 4th
elbowyoyo writes: You will be missed.

Thanks for all of your past contributions. I'll be sure to check in on your personal site more often :)
Posted: 9:09 pm on May 28th
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