Sewing sequins that are overlapped is a common method to give an extra sparkle to your leotards and costumes. The overlapped edges mean there is very little thread visible and can be used to create dense shapes and rows like this example below.
Sewing Sequins in a Row – Overlapping Method
Insert your needle into the wrong side of the fabric and bring it up to the right side through the center of your first sequin.
Bring the needle back down at the side of the sequin. This means the thread will be across one side of the sequin.
Overlap the next sequin and bring the needle up through the center again. Repeat until you have a whole string. Just make sure the fabric underneath stays flat.
Great fun! I find this is a good “sit in front of the TV” job. If you are going to be sewing a lot of sequins, make sure you invest in a thimble to protect your fingers from constant pricks. (Read – What is a thimble)
TRY IT ON THESE PATTERNS – Sequins are perfect for embellishing your favorite leotard.
All done – what will you be putting sequins on? Share your ideas below.
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