For this project you will need:
3/4 yard of stiffen interfacing
2 Popsicle paint stirring stick
The free sewing pattern provided by Fleece Fun (see below)
Butterfly Costume DIY
Step 1 – Cut out the Pieces to the wings
You will need to assemble the pattern. For instructions on how to assemble the pattern click here.
Cut out the following:
2 of the wings from the stiffen. Tip – trace the wing with marker and then cut out.
On folded cloth cut 2 wings for a total of 4 wings
Cut 1 rectangle that is 3 inches wide by 5 inches long for center piece.
Cut out the decorations for the wings
With remaining cloth cut 2 inch strips for the skirt.
Step 2 – Assemble the Wings
Editor’s note: After my kids “play testing this design The wings began to droop. To fix this I suggest gluing a paint stick or Popsicle stick to the stiffen at the middle running up and down the wing to prevent this.
After adding the stick sandwich the stiffen in between two of the exterior wings. Keep in place with the 505 spray.
Repeat with the other wing.
Sew around each wing with the medium zig zag stitch.
Step 3 – Decorate the Wing
Using fabric glue. Add on decorations to each wing.
be sure to give enough time for it to properly dry.
Step 4 – Attach the wings to each other
Place recant piece between both wings, pin or glue into place.
Cut two lengths of elastic that are 12 inches long each. Bring ends together to make loop.
Place each loop on either side of rectangle.
Sew down the rectangle to join wings and make arm loops.
Step 5 – Make the skirt.
Sew or tie the 1/2 elastic to the proper size for your butterfly. (For a 5 to 7 year old this will be 17 to 20 inches). Tie on the strips to make the tutu.
Download the Pattern Below:
Like the Cute stage below? You can get that tutorial here.