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Spring Butterfly Felt Magnet

By: Angie Wilhite for Kreinik

Extra-fine metallic braid gives this colorful felt butterfly a touch of shimmer. Kids will love assembling these butterfly magnets from the felt pieces and an adult can do the blanket-stitch.

Spring Butterfly Felt Magnet


  • Kreinik Very Fine (#4) Braid in 092 Star Pink and 012 Purple
  • 4" x 6" piece of black felt*
  • 4" x 8" piece of pink felt*
  • 4" x 8" piece of lavender felt*
  • 8" x 12" Pellon Wonder-Under transfer web
  • 8" x 12" Pellon Fusible Fleece
  • Beacon™ FABRI-TAC™ permanent adhesive
  • 1/2-inch x 1 1/4-inch adhesive magnet strip
  • Pressing cloth


  1. Cut two 2" x 3" black felt pieces, two 4" x 4" pink felt pieces and two 4" x 4" lavender felt pieces.
  2. The transfer web and fusible fleece give the project stability. Cover felt with pressing cloth before fusing.
  3. Following manufacturer's directions, bond fusible fleece to one black felt piece, one pink felt piece and one lavender felt piece. Bond transfer fusing web to the remaining pieces. Remove paper backing. Position felt pieces wrong sides together; fuse.
    1. Cut body from black felt.

      Buttefly Body
    2. Cut two wings each from lavender and pink felt.

      Butterfly Wing
  4. Blanket-stitch around the black body and lavender wings with Very Fine (#4) Braid 092 Star Pink.
  5. Blanket-stitch around the pink wings with Very Fine (#4) Braid 012 Purple.
  6. Glue wings to back of butterfly body.

    Butterfly Magnet Diagram
  7. Remove paper from adhesive magnet strip. Press strip to back of butterfly.
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This is so easy! My 5 year old daughter made several of these and made them fridge magnets.

This is a great project for a pre-k or kindergarten class to do only glue the pieces on and put magnet on back. Kids and grown ups alike love butterflies and what better way to show them off then to put magnets on them and display on fridge for all to see. This is a super easy tutorial to read to make these. This is also a great beginner project to teach someone to sew.

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Hi there - there's no need to download anything! Simply click on the print button just below the project name and you'll be good to go.

I love this butterfly. But I am thinking of changing it a little. I want to assemble it as shown only using 1 layer of felt for all pieces. Trace around finished butterfly. Cut this out of black felt that is folded in half with top of pattern on the fold. Then I will put on the fleece and transfer web over all entire back of butterfly. Then fuse it to half of the black butterfly cutouts. Inside this put a piece of pink felt that is sewn onto back inside. Sew only on top and bottom. Then this will become a different needle case. I will be teaching girls to sew and I believe they will love making this as a needle case for their needles after I finish teaching them some basics. Thank you for this pattern.

I am so beginning to love felt projects. Not much mess, works up quickly and everybody of every age likes them. :)


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