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Video: How to Embellish with Studs and Rhinestones 101

Oct 17, 2011

Victoria North and Judith Neukam

Embellish your garments by adding a little bling. Learn how to add studs with two methods in this episode from Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 2.  This video series is for beginning sewers or anyone who wants to brush up on their skills. Learn basic sewing techniques and gain the confidence you need to get started creating gorgeous garments. Visit to see previews from Season 1, and check back often to see more episodes from Season 2. You can buy both seasons in our store. This series also makes the perfect gift for any new sewer in your life! Click here to order Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 2 on DVD.

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  1. ArtsySharon October 20th

    Fabulous, Judith! You sold me on the heat-set method of setting rhinestones, etc. I finally feel confident to try it. Thank you!!!

  2. User avater MDNB October 19th

    Just a quick note to let you know that the heat set method works on stretchy fabrics as well. I sew swim suits for synchronized swimmers and use the heat set method with great results. I have also used the sticky back films that allow you to draw a design on the non sticky side then create your design upside down. You can always flip the clear film over to check how it looks. (this method allows for a repeatable design) after you have placed all heat set items then you use an iron and heat set many "gems" at one time. I wait until all are cool and remove the sticky back film. then I check with a fingernail if all are secure if not it is easy to go in with the small heat setting tool shown in the video.

  3. cree99 October 19th

    Thank you! I am excited to try this.

  4. budgetb October 19th

    I have been confused about using my heat jewel setter, this video was a great help. Will certainly be braver and try it now. Thank you.

  5. fergus4 October 18th

    Thank you Judith! I have purchased the second method but have not used it as I did not know how. Now I am fearless, thanks to you. I will get it out in the morning - I can't wait to try it out.

  6. aneitafash October 18th

    Thanks for the great video. I now have a better understanding how to do embellishments. Great teacher you are.

  7. LindaLouise October 18th

    Thank you so much Judith, very nice

  8. kathykat October 18th

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I purchased the latter of the two no instructions included in the box. Now I can finally use the tool the correct way.

  9. BRosser October 18th

    I'm glad you decide to create this video; and the timing is just perfect for me. I recently decided that I wanted to learn both of the embellishing techniques that you featured.

    You're an excellent teacher. Thanks!

  10. onyx107 October 18th

    I agree with the previous comment. There have been several embellishment applicators sold in the last few years and I too have wondered, "does it really do what it's suppose to do?" Now, because Judith has taken the time to give us a wonderful demo of two ways to bring a little flash to our garments, well, thank you so very much, Judith. You are truly a wonderful "sewing angel."

  11. russellgibson October 18th

    Judith is an excellent presenter to watch,,,

  12. ipodgrannie October 18th

    Thank you sooooooooooooo much for that video, I have seen this in the stores but always hesitated to buy it, and with your video, now I will purchase this.

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