add a sparkling touch
Sequins come in a large range of colours, shapes and sizes to let you loose with your imagination.
A cushion cover can either have a few to highlight an area such as a centre point of a star or flower. They can also be used to give a picture such as the outline of an animal, plant or just to give an abstract glittery effect. These could be put on an elaborated or simple design.
A cushion cover that has this type of decoration would be best suited for an area with light use and not for a cushion that will get a lot of hard wear. It is best not to put small decorations on children's cushions as these may be removed and could be chocked upon.
These glittery products can be bought in craft and sewing shops and come as individual pieces in packets, pre-strung on a strip or band and as ready made appliqué motifs.
Sewing by hand is recommended for attaching these embellishments. The thread used can either be matching or transparent so not to be seen when stitch over the pieces.
Pins can sometimes bend the pieces out of shape so if this happens then a glue stick can be used to hold it where it has to be sewn.