A little fabric and batting goes a long way to make this a great gift. I used 2 pieces of muslin that was 4 x 4 and 1 piece of batting the same size. The butterflies were cut with the big shot all at the same time. Got to love that! I used a glue stick to hold the butterflies down instead of pins to prevent breaking needles and used a small zig zag stitch and to finish a straight stitch around the edge. Trust me when I say I don't do too much with my sewing machine I don't even know how to make a button hole! I'll tie a ribbon around them when I give them away with a pretty bow and I'm done.