Butterfly Embellished Duvet Set – Free sewing patterns

Essentials

Duvet set, Reversible Fabric: Art Gallery Fabrics, Orchid Blooms, Green Glow; Turquoise spotty Ribbon: broderie anglaise, gingham, spotty Trim, Butterfly Thread, Embroidery Buttons, Assorted Beads, Assorted Bias binding, Floral Fusible webbing

Dimensions List

Duvet: 135cm x 200cm Pillow case: 50cm x 75cm

Embellish a duvet cover

Turn the duvet inside out and unpick along the top edge and 15cm down either side. Open the undersides of the pieces out. Cut ribbons and bias binding to the appropriate lengths. Weave gingham ribbon through the broderie anglaise piece and then pin all of the strips into place on the lighter side of the duvet, using the image as a guide. Edge stitch each length to secure.

Stitch up the duvet on the reverse, overlocking the edges to keep them neat. Fix fusible webbing onto the wrong side of a range of fabrics with an iron. Using the templates provided on page 83, draw the chosen shapes onto the paper and cut out. Peel off the backing and position on the front of the duvet, using the image as a guide. Press with an iron.

Stitch buttons or beads to the centre of some flowers to decorate. Cut small butterfly embellishments from a length of trim, and fix these around the blooms. Chain stitch an antenna and pearl beads to the large appliqued butterfly. Continue to embellish as desired. When using, fold the top of the duvet over to reveal the ribbon trims.

Make a matching pillow case

Turn a pillow case inside out and unpick along the closed short side. Cut ribbons and bias binding to the same width as the pillow. Weave gingham ribbon through the broderie anglaise. Pin and edge stitch the ribbons to the front of the pillow case then sew up the case on the reverse. Repeat steps two and three for the duvet cover to create butterfly and flower embellishments as for the duvet.