Free Butterfly Applique Pattern


Download and print my free Butterfly Applique Pattern that’s perfect for a bag, tee shirt, quilt, pouch, and more! There are quick applique instructions below, and you can find more detailed instructions for putting an applique on anything here.

So here’s our design this month. I wanted to share with you some butterflies like the one that I put on my butterfly quilt (except that one is huge, lol!). I was inspired to sew a butterfly when I imagined her wings filled with my favorite scrappy prints.

You can download my free Butterfly applique template here!

Guess what! Now I also have a mini version of this free butterfly applique pattern too.


As usual, I used HeatnBond fusible web to trace, cut, and fuse my butterflies using several different fabrics.

Then I sewed them on using rayon embroidery thread and straight stitching. The cute little butterfly bodies needed more shine so I stitched back and forth a bit. 🙂


The little butterfly applique pattern is so adorable… she’s only 1 3/4” across. The larger one is 6 1/2”. If someone appliques a whole field of butterflies, they must let me know!

I hope you decide to use this free butterfly applique pattern on your next project.

Here’s some more of my free applique designs… enjoy!


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