HOW TO HAND SEW SEQUINS: A Course in Creating Custom Embellishments with Sequins
This winter, I discovered that one of my favorite sweaters had been enjoyed by some moths. The design I had in mind was something between a leopard print and a paisley, and it took probably 10-12 hours to complete, but I am quite pleased with the result. Sequins can be applied by machine or hand sewing, and you can purchase pre-strung beads and sequins for faster work.
HOW TO HAND SEWN SCATTERED SEQUINS
How to make an all-over sequin pattern with a seed bead in the center: Thread the sequin to your needle and down the thread to place it; knot the thread off at the back of your work or carry it over to the next sequin as you go.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
If you want to embellish a garment that will need to be dry cleaned, sew each motif separately onto a piece of organza or tulle as individual appliquu00e9s and then stitch them onto your garment.
Can sequins only be applied by hand?
I prefer the 3-15mm because I can apply them with an embroidery needle and thread; while sequins can be applied by machine, I prefer to hand sew them; however, pre-strung beads and sequins are available for faster work.
Can you sew over sequins?
The most difficult part of sewing with sequins is that needles have a hard time sewing through them, so you’ll need to clear the seam allowance of them in order to sew properly. It’s the safest method, and it’s also the easiest on your sewing machine and needles.
How do you attach sequins to felt?
A Refresher on Sewing or Gluing Sequins to Felt
- Slide your sequin down the thread.
- Move needle behind your sequin.
- Push needle through and come up one space in front of the sequin you just placed down.
- Pull the needle through and thread the next sequin, repeating the process.
How do you make a sparkly dress?
Using a glitter spray made specifically for fabrics is the easiest way to apply glitter all over your dress, but you can also create specific designs using a fabric glitter bond and loose glitter instead. With just a little time and lots of glitter, you’ll have a beautiful sparkly dress.
What needle do you use for sequin fabric?
First and foremost, you’ll need some extra sharp fine point needles for your machine u2013 size 70 is ideal u2013 and plenty of them! Cut a scrap of your sequin fabric and set it aside.
How do you embellish a dress with rhinestones?
The most common method for attaching rhinestones to clothing is to use glue on the back of the rhinestone and then hold it down to attach to the fabric. You can also use tape to hold the rhinestone down if necessary.