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Appliqué Butterfly Velvet Cape

Description

This appliquéd and embroidered cape will be the finishing touch to your holiday outfit.

Materials Needed

Materials Needed:

  • Butterick Pattern B4664 (View C). Yardage given is for a size medium (12-14)
    Fabric
  • 1 yard 60" wide deep green velvet
  • 1-½ yard 45" lining
  • ½ yard of fabric for applique
  • 2 yards of beading
  • 2 yards of 1" wide deep green satin ribbon
  • 1-½ yards of ½" wide deep green satin ribbon


  • Stabilizers
  • 1 yard tear away adhesive backed stabilizer


  • Notions
  • Chalk marker
  • Bobbinfill
  • Chromium needles size 14
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Thread to match deep green velvet fabric

Instructions

Fabric Preparation:

  1. Cut out the cape according to pattern directions.
  2. Hoop adhesive backed stabilizer with the release paper on the top side. Score the center area to remove the backing.
  3. On each front position two butterflies (butterfly measures approximate 3- ¼" square). Remember to allow for the seam allowance when determining design placement. The center of the butterfly is 5½" from the edge of the fabric on the sample shown. Mark desired position of butterfly applique using the chalk marker with an X - Y line Mark position for four butterfly appliqués using an X - Y line on the cape back pattern piece with a chalk marker.

Directions for Futura™ users

  1. Turn on the Futura™ machine.
  2. Place large hoop with the stabilizer onto the machine.
  3. Open Futura software. In the TEXT portion of your software type a small period in the text box and apply the stitches. Center the pattern by using the center function of the software.
  4. Open a new screen and open the butterfly design. Center the design by using the center function of the software.
  5. Transmit the first pattern (the period) to the Futura machine. Using the period to find the center portion of the hoop, place the fabric on top of the adhesive stabilizer and insert the needle in the center of the X - Y lines. When the fabric is in the desired position press firmly into place smoothing from the center out. This will assure that the design will sew in the desired position. Cancel transmission.
  6. Now transmit the Butterfly applique to the machine. Place applique fabric square on hooped fabric. Sew out the first block.
  7. Remove the hoop from the machine. Leave the stabilizer & fabric hooped. Carefully trim away the excess fabric from the butterfly outline.
  8. Place the hoop back onto the machine and transmit the second block. It is not necessary to change thread colors.
  9. Continue to sew design until completed.
  10. Repeat procedure to sew out the remaining patterns.

Directions for QUANTUM® XL-150, XL-1000, XL-5000 and XL-6000 users

  1. Turn on the machine and place medium hoop with adhesive stabilizer on machine.
  2. Using the built-in lettering enter a small (7 mm) period. Use the editing tools to center the period.
  3. Enter the Butterfly applique into the machine. Use the edit tools to center the butterfly.
  4. Place medium hoop with stabilizer attached onto the machine.
  5. On the sew screen start sewing out the period without thread in the machine needle. Machine will move to center of hoop and only sew a few stitches before it stops. Clear the error message. Place the fabric on top of the adhesive stabilizer. Insert the needle in the center of the X - Y lines. This will assure that the design will sew in the desired position. When the fabric is in the desired position, press the fabric firmly onto the stabilizer smoothing from the center out. Cancel embroidery. Using the eyeglasses move to the butterfly pattern.
  6. Thread machine and place the fabric applique square in center of hoop.
  7. Sew out first step. Carefully remove hoop from machine, do not remove fabric from the hoop and trim away excess fabric from the applique. Place hoop back on machine and sew out step two.
  8. Continue to sew out design according to color guide.
  9. Repeat procedure to sew out the remaining patterns.

  10. Note: You can also use the Multiple Hooping feature of the XL-1000, XL5000 and XL-6000 to position you design around the cape instead.
  11. Remove excess stabilizers from the back of fabric and trim threads.

Sewing:

  1. Sew beading to the edge of 1" wide ribbon.
  2. Attach ribbon to bottom of cape. We position our ribbon so that the beading would be even with the finished hem edge. We found it necessary to hand tack ribbon around the bottom of cape due to the nature of velvet.
  3. Finish cape according to pattern directions.

 

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Compatible Machines

  • SES2000 | FUTURA™
  • CE-350 Futura™
  • CE-250 | FUTURA™
  • CE-150 | FUTURA™
  • XL-6000 QUANTUM®