Stitch Tutorial :: Butterfly Stitch

This is a stitch, or I guess a stitch combination, I used in my next book (pre-order a signed copy of Thread Doodling) and I also used it in my March Dot sampler. I have tried Googling ‘butterfly embroidery stitch’ but no results look like these guys, so I dunno…have I invented an embroidery (combo) stitch?! :-D

Whether I have or not, I thought I’d share a tutorial for them. They’re so cute! :-)

* First make two lazy daisy stitches about a millimeter apart.
* Next, bring the needle up halfway along the side of one lazy daisy stitch and push it down opposite under the other lazy daisy stitch, cinching the two together.
* Finally, at the top of the butterfly, make two pistil stitches for the antennae.

Easy-peasy! :-)

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  1. Shannon Conley
    April 2, 2020 / 3:23 pm

    This is fantastic and so timely! I just picked up my embroidery again after a long break; it’s a voided monogram with a flower-garden like fill and I needed something new! The butterflies will be a fantastic addition!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Carina
      April 2, 2020 / 6:26 pm

      My pleasure! Happy stitching! :-)

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