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Sew Beads on Sheer Netting and Tulle | Insider Video

Learn how to conceal the thread when attaching beads to tulle or net fabric.

Mar 21, 2018
When sewing beads to sheer netting and tulle, the question is how to conceal the beading threads. Couture expert Kenneth D. King has a smart technique to answer that question. In this Insider member-only video, learn how to mark the sheer fabric for perfect bead placement, and how to manipulate the stitching for an unobtrusive attachment. For more on beading, read the Insider member article “Tambour Beading.” Author Jan Bryant explains the basics of tambour beading (beading on taut fabric with a pointed hook). She shows how to make a beading frame and stretch fabric onto it, as well as how to work a basic chainstitch.  

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  1. User avater user-5258875 April 9th

    Wow. I can't wait to incorporate this technique into my sewing. Thank you.

  2. smockerlady March 23rd

    Another fabulous tutorial Prof King.
    Thank you for sharing this technique. I am teaching myself tambour work, but as you point out, some projects you would not want to stretch in a frame!

  3. Delica March 22nd

    Excellent video for those of us who are bead enthusiasts and also for novices who might be wary of attempting beadwork.

  4. User avater grandmaEileen March 22nd

    Thank-you for another great tutorial, Kenneth!

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