Birdwing Butterfly Beginner Hand Embroidery Pattern

This Butterfly pattern has been designed to give you an insight into my methods and a taste of combining embroidery with painting.

Your purchase includes:

1) A 'Pattern and Tutorial' file This file is is 16 pages long and includes the following:

  • Supply list
  • Printable pattern in two sizes (to fix a seven and nine inch hoop)
  • Painting guide (key for paint placement and colours)
  • Pattern guide (key for embroidery stitches and colours)
  • Step by step tutorial with accompanying photographs and tips to help you in the process
  • Terms of use

2) An 'Embroidery Guide' This file is 24 pages long and contains the following:

  • Detailed information on supplies and what to look for when purchasing them
  • My personal tips to help make your embroidery experience as easy as possible
  • A stitch glossary that illustrates how to execute the stitches used in my patterns
  • Terms of use

The stitches taught and used in this pattern include:

  • Running Stitch
  • Split stitch
  • Stem stitch

The combined file size is 10.57 MB. The pattern is written in English.

This pattern was created with beginners in mind, but can be enjoyed by all skill levels who wish to experiment with the design.


This pattern and its content are the property of Ell Violet, © Ell Violet 2018 and is for personal use only.


  • Illustrated embroidery pattern, stitch key and color chart
  • US imperial measurement. Fits either a 7 or 9 inch hoop
  • Photographs of process and finished design
  • Suitable for beginners

Materials you need at home:

  • Embroidery needle(s)
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Calico fabric or similar non-stretch cotton, approx 13 x 13 inch in size
  • Fabric shears or sharp scissors
  • Six strand embroidery floss
  • Wooden embroidery hoop, 7 or 9 inch
  • Your choice of transfer tools to trace the pattern (eg. erasable pen, light box, carbon paper)
  • Fabric paint and paint brushes (optional)
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Ell Violet

I am a mixed media artist whose work focuses on celebrating the beauty of flora and fauna. My pieces combine delicate embroidered elements with painting, bead work and sequins.

I began offering hand embroidery patterns as a way to share my enjoyment of the process with others. Whether you are a complete beginner or seasoned creator, I hope you find something that inspires you!

If you purchase a pattern and would like to share your work, please don't hesitate to tag me @ellvioletdesign on Instagram. I would love to see what you come up with :)

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