3D FSL Butterflies ( 12 Machine Embroidery Designs from ATW )


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Butterflies FSL 3D

12 Free Standing Lace 3D Butterflies
Digitized by: Connie Alden
Artwork by:Clipartopolis


Designs fit in a 4x4 hoop unless otherwise specified.


The finished designs are slightly under 4" on the largest side.

There are 2 designs that make up each 3D butterfly. The bottom design is about 3-7/8" on the longest side. The top design is about 3-1/8" on the longest side.

Once you stitch out the two parts, you stitch them together (small one on top of large one) either by hand ( just a few stitches ) or with normal sewing machine.


Designs come in PES, DST, HUS, AND JEF formats.

This item is a digital file used by an embroidery machine. It is a digital download, not a physical product. THIS IS NOT A PATCH. This design is meant to be used on an embroidery machine. You must have an embroidery machine and a way to transfer files to your machine to use these designs.

You can instantly download your order after purchase. After payment is complete you will receive an email from ETSY confirming your purchase and and with a download link. You can also access your downloads by going to "my accounts” then "purchase" and click on the download button.

Due to the electronic nature of the product you are purchasing, refunds are not offered. If you receive a damaged file, I will exchange it for another one in a new format. I am not responsible for the design if you resize it or edit it in any way.

Files are zipped and you will need to unzip the folder and extract the files. If you have any trouble with downloading or unzipping, please email me and I will send the file to you and try to help you. Resizing or editing of the designs is not recommended and I can not guarantee the quality of the designs if you alter them in any way.

All our design are copyrighted and protected by United States copyright laws and by international agreements. You may use my design on products for personal use, on handmade items to sell, and on gifts. You may not sell or share my designs.


Additional info about sewing out these butterflies...

Hi -

The designs that go together are named the same except for the size indication after the main part number.

For instance these two pieces go together...





Each butterfly is made up of a design ending in 4x4 and 3x3. Those are the two parts.

The larger part is about 12,000 stitches. The smaller part is about 11,000 stitches. That is an average stitch count for FSL 3D designs but that is not your normal 10 minute stitch out time you may be used to with normal filled designs. One butterfly may take 30 to 45 minutes for your machine to stitch out both parts.

Sew out both parts for one butterfly then lay the small one on top of the large one and stitch the two together along the center line. ( the body ) Most people would hand stitch that last little bit but you could use a regular sewing machine if you are careful with finger placement.


Have you sewn out FSL before?

When sewing out FSL ( free-standing lace) use the same color bobbin thread as the top thread. For free standing lace hoop one or two layers of fiber water soluble stabilizers making sure it’s taut in the hoop and embroider the design onto the stabilizer. No fabric - just stabilizer!

Remove the stabilizer with the design stitched onto it when the embroidery is complete. Cut away all large pieces of stabilizer. Then submerge the embroidery in plenty of very warm water. Move it around continuously in the water bath to dissolve the remaining stabilizer.

Keep it in the water bath for about 10 minutes then remove it from the warm water and place the design onto a dry flat surface until the thread has thoroughly dried.

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