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Butterfly Patch Shirt




Embellish a solid-colored shirt with bright butterflies in flight -- and conceal stains at the same time. Have your child choose the fabric; iron it to one side of fusible webbing. Trace our butterfly template onto the fusible-webbing side, and cut out. Remove paper backing, and iron the shape on top of the stain. Use several sizes and vary fabrics for a decorative effect or to cover multiple stains.


If your child is more of a fish fan than a butterfly buff, use our fish template instead, as seen on "The Martha Stewart Show."

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Reviews (10)

  • CertainlySusan 19 May, 2009

    You can also purchase packets of die cut butterflies or dinosaurs or leaves of scotty dogs from quilting suppliers.

  • 812SAL 18 May, 2009

    This is a verycute idea! It's also so practical ......covering up a stain on an otherwise perfect item.

  • Anna_Marie 18 May, 2009

    Man, this is sooooo practical! What a great suggestion!

  • MelissaP11 18 May, 2009

    I find images I like using clip art and microsoft word. Just enlarge the image to whatever size you want, print it, and cut it out. Works like a charm!

  • Sakura_Kitten 30 Aug, 2008

    It looks like you can also use this idea for big kid's clothes! Also for teens, you can just use it on clothes from last year or to jazz up not so fashionable clothes! great idea!

  • brandihawkins 30 Apr, 2008

    I hope to use my cricut machine to make "patches" for the kids stained clothes

  • Bethposivio 17 Apr, 2008

    I just like the idea of covering the stains. It's so disappointing when the kids have cute outfits but one little stain and it's ruined. this way it's a new outfit.

  • dharmagal 17 Apr, 2008

    You will find the template in the body of the text of the instructions. It is a light blue color. I downloaded and it came through just fine. I save all templates directly to my computer, use them when I need and save the expense of paper/ink.

  • MorganJade 13 Feb, 2008

    You can use stickers as tempates they work very well.

  • michellewash 29 Jan, 2008

    I don't see the butterfly template listed. Any ideas?