How to do beading on fabric
Fabric beading uses simple stitches that form the foundation of bead embroidery, and the sparkly beads add brilliance and dimension to the fabric. Check out the post on the 60 different types of beads and the 9 different ways to do bead embroidery.
Some simple tips for successful bead work on fabric
Cotton thread is prone to breakage, especially when in contact with the sharp edges of some beads, so use nylon or silk beading thread instead. Apply beeswax to the thread to make it stronger and less prone to breakage, as well as to prevent knots.
1 Beaded Back Stitch
The most basic and widely used method of stitching beads on to fabric is the beaded back stitch, which can be done with any number of beads, but the most commonly used numbers are 3 and 6. The needle comes up at 3 which is one bead back from 2.
2 Couching Stitch
Check out this tutorial to learn how to do Couching0embroidery0in four different ways, including this simple beaded stitch, by simply placing straight stitches across stranded beads at regular intervals.
3 Beaded Chain Stitch
String 10 beads on the needle and thread (any even number will do). Bring the needle down to 2, which is close to 1, to make a bead loop. Make a straight stitch across the bead loop to the inside of the loop.
5 Beaded Cross Stitch
You must first work tent stitch, then go back and do diagonal stitches on each bead; this stitch has the advantage of allowing you to place beads upright because the diagonal stitches anchor the beads.
8 Beaded Fly Stitch
A U is formed with beads, and the loop is then secured with a straight stitch at the base (3 u2013 4).
12 Beaded laced running stitch
A running stitch is an interlaced stitch with beads in between the lacing; each stitch contains a bead, which is attached to a needle with a different type of thread.
This stitch is made up of three pearls/beads sewn together in a triangular shape. Bring needle to right side and thread three pearls; return needle to wrong side at same point. Lay pearls flat and tack between them.
15. Loops and dangles
I love the look beaded edges give to a garment, especially shawls, scarves, and bags. Edging can also be done between fabric pieces to join them together or simply create a line of bead edging.
How do you attach embroidery beads?
When adding seed beads to embroidery, bring the needle to the front of the fabric and thread a bead onto your needle and down the thread to the fabric, then finish the stitch as usual. If the stitch is more complicated, you may need to adjust where the bead lands.
What are the types of beads?
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- CRYSTALOVETM CRYSTALS.
- MATUBOTM BEADS.
- FIREPOLISHTM BEADS.
- NATURAL PEARLS AND SHELLS.
- WOODEN BEADS.
- BONNYTM CUPCHAIN.
What thread do you use for bead embroidery?
Nylon beading thread and gel-spun or fishing line-type thread are the two most common types of beading thread used by leaders. Some readers swear by nylon beading threads for their bead embroidery because they are soft, strong, and don’t leave large holes in the foundation.
Which way up do sequins go?
Step 1: Thread your needle through the seed bead and back through the hole in the center of the sequin. If you used a faceted sequin, it should be facing up. Step 2: Thread your needle through the center of the seed bead and back through the hole in the center of the sequin.
Can you sew through 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.