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Thread: Butterflies for magnets or applique

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    After you have the body done then I curl the antennae. I use a pencil or pen and wrap the wire around the pen.

    I like to put some feet on them so I just tack some thread on where I want the feet and then I trim them.
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    So here we have a newly hatched Butterfly!!

    If I had put the yellow fabric to the inside then the confusion would be showing more when the butterfly was open. It is entirely up to you.

    One note - I have tried various types of bodies such as a cone shaped piece of fabric rolled into a long cone and it is harder to do. So this whipstitch is the easiest way I have found to do the body.

    Attach a piece of magnet to the back side of the butterfly for a magnet.
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    Here are a couple of butterflies I did awhile ago.
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    I forgot to post a list of materials at the beginning so here it is.

    4 or 5 swatches

    length of craft wire -length is up to you depending on the size of your butterfly.

    Magnet -- You can buy magnet in a roll but I don't like the way it won't lay flat very well. I buy the craft magnets or you can buy a pkg of magnets for the back of business cards. That works well too. I am sure you could find these at any craft shop or online.

    I don't use any batting but I suppose if you wanted to you surely could. It would give them a differant 3 d effect. I never thought of it before so it might be something to try.

    I like to use spray starch to stiffen things so if you wanted to you could spray the wings with spray sizing or starch and give the wings some stiffness.

    Hope you enjoy this tutorial!!

    As always if you have any questions just pm or email me at patchesbyr@yahoo.com

    I also have a thread in the PDA section. (Personal Diaries and Announcements)

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    Ronda,Ronda,Ronda, I sure wish we could have real butterflies, but the snow is keeping them away. I Bookmarked this , you are sooooo clever. I love them.
    thanks a bunch.
    Karen
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    I thought this was a good time to do the tutorial to brighten some spirits!!! I think we all need it right now with all the snow! So this is my way of bringing a little spring into our lives right now!!

    Thanks Karen I am glad you like them! I think they are fun to make.

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    Thanks Rhonda. I see your method of cut down theory working here. You make it look so simple; however, after I try making some I'll let you know how simple they are for me. My hands don't want to work in the cold weather. TTUL

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    Wow! Thanks, love them!

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    I LOVE butterflies - thank you for sharing your technique! :) I'm VERY happy now knowing that I can make easy but beautiful butterflies!

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    These are so cute and you did such a great job with the tutorial. Thanks!

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