cross stitch butterfly sachets

Butterflies are self-propelled flowers.  ~R.H. Heinlein

As summer nears it’s end, the butterflies are busy flitting from flower to flower.  For a special summer blog project, designer Terry Loewen shares a beautiful butterfly pattern to cross stitch and bead embellish! butterfly sachets

butterfly sachets

designed by Terry Loewen


For product information, see sources below.

DMC embroidery floss in Nos. 4050, and 3810 (for green butterfly), and Nos. 4215, and 792 (for purple butterfly)

 Mill Hill Magnifica beads in No. 10052 and No. 10113

 Wichelt linen in No. 65B Natural Brown

 Crochet lace, dried lavender, embroidery and large-eye needles, hoop, hot glue gun and glue, iron and ironing surface, mother of pearl buttons, scissors, ribbon, thread to coordinate with linen

butterfly inset 2


Note: One strand of floss is used throughout design. Finished sachets measure 3 -1/2” x 4 1/2”.

1. Center each design on a piece of fabric big enough to put in a hoop and enough to ensure that you have a 1/2” seam allowance.

2. Following chart, stitch design.

3. Hand wash completed design in cool water, then squeeze out excess water and press, face down, until dry.

4. Cut to 4” x 5”, with design centered closer to top. Sew around edges twice to prevent fraying; leave the top open.

5. Adhere or sew on lace and buttons.

6. Fill with dried lavender.

7. Thread ribbon through large-eye needle and sew top closed with a running stitch.

8. Use hot glue to adhere ribbons on each corner.

Sources for your supplies: The DMC Corporation Mill Hill/ Wichelt Imports

butterfly inset Butterfly Sachet Chart


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