But today I have a tutorial for you! How to create and add butterfly wings to a backpack. Is it a backpack or book bag? Dora says backpack but I say for school it is called a book bag. I will probably call it by both names off and on for the rest of this post. What do you think? Cute right??
a book bag
fusible quilters batting
about a quarter yard of fabric
a wing pattern.(I free handed mine)
fold the fabric right sides together and trace the wing twice. you want to trace once then flip the pattern over and trace again around the opposite side then cut them out
next trace the batting with the same pattern but when you cut it out cut about 1/4-1/2" smaller all the way around
sew the fabric right sides together. 1/4" seam allowance. leave the narrow part of the wing open. turn right side out.
Then stuff the batting into the wing and smooth it out.
repeat for the other wing
fold the open part inside
press the wings
use an invisible seam to close up the open parts
this part is optional but next I used a decorative stitch around the edge. some sort of top stitch makes it look a little more finished
I didnt take a picture of the next step. What I did was pin (above you can see the pins) and just use a regular straight stitch (black thread to match the fabric) on the inside and outside of the decorative stitch. You can see (sort of) how it is attached in the last picture. Maybe not...
Last step...paste it on the nearest cutie