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Sew with Sequined Fabrics

Threads #203, June/July 2019
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For drama, sparkle, and visual impact, sequined fabrics are without equal. They can be rich with red-carpet glamour, glow with quiet elegance, or add a hint of sparkle to a simple garment. Depending on how densely clustered the sequins are, the fabric can be difficult to work with. Machine-stitching over sequins can dull or break the needle, so special care is needed when sewing sequined fabrics.
In this article, I will go over several types of sequined fabrics and explain the best methods for working with them. Textiles embellished with sequins are widely available, and a close look at the specific fabrication helps determine proper garment construction techniques. Release your inner magpie and make your wardrobe shimmer.

 

See the history of sequins in this web extra from Threads Magazine Issue #203

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