I had planned a tutorial for this day almost a month ago, having had several family members and friends who have gone through cancer, and not all of them survived, cancer awareness and charities are always something special to me.
Then earlier this week I heard the news that my Aunty Pamela who has suffered from recurring cancer for years sadly passed away. I am unable to make the journey back home for her funeral, but this butterfly brooch is in memory of her, and my Grandad who also passed away some years ago from cancer.
6mm Satin Ribbon in a colour from the cancer ribbon chart (see pattern download)
Small Brooch Bar
Pattern (download here)
Print off the pattern from the link above. Use it to cut out your felt in two contrasting shades.
And also cut 7cm piece of satin ribbon.
Take one of the butterfly bodies and stitch the brooch bar onto the middle.
Take your other butterfly body and sew on the butterfly wing felt pieces.
Take your ribbon and fold it into a loop. Where the two ends overlap add a dab of glue or hot glue to secure them. Then add a dot of glue or hot glue to the butterfly body and press the ribbon loop onto it.
Note: You can sew the ribbon on, but I did not want the stitches to show.
Take the two butterfly bodies and pin them together, then sew around the outside edge. Your brooch is finished. These are lovely to make in all different ribbon colours too, and support the cancer charity of your choice. See the downloadable pattern for a colour chart of ribbons.