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walela49 04-13-2005 04:51 PM

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Now, fold and glue the excess fabric against the back of your work. I like to snip the excess fabric into little flaps that fold separately (this is particularly helpful around curved edges). By doing this, your edge stitches are reinforced and protected from fraying! Press it under a heavy book until dry.

walela49 04-13-2005 04:56 PM

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Now, trace and cut some buckskin for backing material. Glue it to the back of your work and press under a heavy book to dry (remember to do any pre-work necessary for barrettes or ties before you glue it).

walela49 04-13-2005 05:02 PM

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Next, just edge bead it and TaaahDaaaah!

This piece took me a total of 4 hours to complete, excluding drying time! Wicked coooool!

AngelaK 04-14-2005 11:31 AM

I wish you were close enough to kiss cause i would your the greatest HUGS to you


Have you ever used that iron on backing stuff? or do you prefer to use glue?

thizgirlpowwows 04-14-2005 09:22 PM

WOW, just a great job explaining everything, hopefully i can get my project to turn out like that thanks again.

walela49 04-14-2005 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by AngelaK
Have you ever used that iron on backing stuff? or do you prefer to use glue?

not sure what you're talkin about...like Wonder-Under or what?

plus, if you have to get your iron real hot it might fry the sequins.

Blackbear 04-15-2005 02:51 AM

I like how you used bugle beads for edging... do you have problems with them cutting through the thread being used this way? It just looks sharp!

walela49 04-15-2005 08:46 AM

I used "Blue Moon" brand bugles on this piece, and they seem to have more polished ends. I occasionally pull the thread too tight and it breaks, but I really didn't have much trouble with the beads cutting through the thread this time.

AngieBuns 04-15-2005 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by thizgirlpowwows
WOW, just a great job explaining everything, hopefully i can get my project to turn out like that thanks again.


I too finally understand what to do, now all I need to do is go to Walmart, buy the materials and get started:lol: Thanks once again for sharing your knowledge with us :58:

wyo_rose 04-15-2005 12:01 PM

Wow, what nice work. And a great tutorial!! I think I might have to have an afterschool class for kids doing this. Thanks oodles!

Blackbear 04-15-2005 01:56 PM

well this thread is being stickied LOL!

AngieBuns 04-15-2005 02:06 PM

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well this thread is being stickied LOL!

Dumb question, but what does that mean?

walela49 04-15-2005 03:50 PM

Wooohoooo....we be stick-i-fied!

I think that's like sticking something to the top of a bulletin board (in this case...the thread is stuck at the top of the forum)!

walela49 04-16-2005 09:36 PM

Ok, I just went shopping for sequins today and here's what I found:

Walmart SuperCenter: no sequins at all
Michaels: Westrim Crafts brand in separate colors or bulk/multicolor at around .59 to 1.99 per bag
Joann's Fabric & Crafts: don't remember the brand, same selection, same price
Hobby Lobby: Crafts Etc. brand (and I think Crafts Etc has a website), lots of separate colors, 2 bags for $1, and bulk/multicolor (don't remember the price).

As for quality, they all looked pretty much the same.

AngelaK 04-17-2005 03:19 AM

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Originally Posted by walela49
not sure what you're talkin about...like Wonder-Under or what?

plus, if you have to get your iron real hot it might fry the sequins.


yes something like wonder under, only now i dont know why I asked that question...must of been having one of those "moments" using that doesnt make sense ............LOL@how silly I am.

walela49 04-17-2005 09:37 AM

I have a friend who swears by sprayable adhesive...I've never used it, so I don't know how it would work. But, I do like my glue. I use Alleen's Tacky glue on everything...I like the small tip that makes it easy to control exactly where the glue goes.

Mato Winyan 04-18-2005 04:11 AM

Just wondering.... do you ever cut the sequins to fit in a spot? Say you have a geometric design that comes to a point.....how do you fill that in? And also, how intricate of a design can you get?

walela49 04-18-2005 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Mato Winyan
Just wondering.... do you ever cut the sequins to fit in a spot? Say you have a geometric design that comes to a point.....how do you fill that in? And also, how intricate of a design can you get?


Your design detail can only be as small as your smallest sequin, in other words, my lines are 5 mm thick, cuz that's how wide my sequins are. You can overlap sequins carefully to give the illusion of thinner lines, but you risk having a bulky, lumpier end product.

I have trimmed sequins before to make tiny points, but I've found over time that it's somewhat pointless (pardon the pun). The sequins will eventually spin around and ruin your efforts, especially on things like leggings that take a lot of abuse. I've just adjusted my pattern creativity to match my sequin size (in other words, all my lines are 5mm thick, and my "points" have rounded ends). Overall, I think it makes a neater-looking product.

walela49 04-21-2005 09:17 AM

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Here's another pic for your enjoyment...it's a belt segement for a fancy outfit. If I remember correctly, this is my very first try at sequins! BTW, I did not use a colored pattern underneath, I "free handed" this one. Up close you can see white shining through between the sequins, which I learned I didn't like so much.

Blackbear 04-22-2005 01:57 AM

I just love multi colored stuff!!! That pic is'nt the greatest but it still looks good, I bet it's really pretty in life ennit?


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