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Simple Beading Technique

Beads are a great way to add flair to a garment or decorate an accessory. Follow this tutorial to learn how to sew a line of beads onto just about anything. This technique can be used to glamourize bags, hats, shirts, dresses and more with beads and gems.

Materials:
  • Beading wire, nylon thread, beading thread or embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • Scrap fabric
  • Beads
Instructions:

How to attach beads to a garment

 

Step 1: Pull a long length of thread through the needle and tie the ends together in a secure double knot. Thread the needle through your fabric so that the knot catches.

 

Step 2: Thread 2 beads onto your needle. Lay the beads flat against the fabric and insert the needle through the fabric at the very edge of the last bead.

 

Step 3: Bring the needle back up through the fabric at the beginning of your beaded row and pass it through the beads for a second time. Add 2 more beads to your thread. Lay these beads flat against the fabric and insert the needle through the fabric at the very edge of the bead.

 

Step 4: Bring your needle back up between the first and the second bead in your row. Pass the needle through the holes in the 3 beads sewn to the fabric, adding 2 more beads to your thread.

 

Step 5: Repeat these steps. To finish, bring your needle down through the fabric at the edge of the last bead sewn and secure on the reverse side with a knot.

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