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.
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.
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
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
Tips for sewing sequins
sew individual ones onto the fabric a back stitch is used from the hole
to the edge usually done 2 or 3 times to make sure it is secure.
it is bought in a strip then it should be sew almost the same as
individual ones but probably only once from the hole to the edge as then
you would attach the next one to the first by another stitch.
- Wider Bands
you wanted a larger area then these are supplied on wider bands. Before
these bands are attached you will need to cut it to the required
length. Tape should be put over the cutting area and then cut in the
middle of the tape to make sure that you do not lose any bits.
- Applique Motifs
These come already for sewing onto the item and just have to be slip stitched in place with a matching thread.
Have fun making up your design whether you add just a few or maybe .........one too many.
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Please take care with any soft furnishing that it does not come into contact with any heat source.
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