For my daughter’s wedding dress, we’re using a chiffon with a sequins design for the outer, fashion fabric. Can anybody recommend an efficient way to remove the sequins in the seams allowance before sewing? They appear to be held on by some kind of chain stitch. I’ve tried using a seam ripper and embroidery scissors, but both are very tedious and I’m constantly afraid I’m going to pull the fabric.
I plan to stay stitch before sewing French seams in the skirt and trimming and using Fray Check on the curved seams in the bodice. Thanks!