what needle to use for sequin fabric

When basting the details of the product, use a very thin needle and thin threads. The sewing machine should also be equipped with a #70 needle with a perfect point. In the process of cutting and sewing along the edge of the parts, the sequins may crumble

What needle is used to sew sequin fabric

The sequins in detail

I like to fix applications with Vliesofix/application paper. You also need baking paper for this

Now put all 3 layers on top of each other. First the baking paper, then the sequined fabric (on the left), and on top of the Vliesofix. Now iron the Vliesofix onto the sequined fabric at a low temperature

then paint the desired motif on the paper from the Vliesofix and cut it out

Now peel off the paper and place it on the fabric. Iron again very lightly. It is best to place parchment paper over the sequins. And now the most important thing…use 70s jeans needles to sew tight.

And the application is done

Tips for sewing sequins

  • To cut the fabric:

Fold in half with the sequin inside, in such a way that when the cut is made it is not done directly on the sequin to preserve as much as possible the quality of the sequin, once cut, shake to remove the sequins loosened by the cut .

  • To choose the needle:

Always choose a medium to large needle, no less than number 11, that has a good point (usually after sewing sequins they wear out, check if it is necessary to change it)

The size of the needle varies depending on the type of sequin, if it is very thick, the texture and the fabric where it is mounted, if it is a thin sequin then a medium needle will be used, the thicker and more embossed the size will increase. of the needle.

  • To sew sequins with stretch:

Check the side where it stretches and sew without stretching the fabric very carefully, slowly.

If there are large sequins that make sewing difficult, they can be removed from the points where it will be sewn, to prevent it from being crooked or uncomfortable.

  • To sew sequins without stretch:

As above, however, it will be easier to check if the seam feels loose, if so you can change the machine function to a tighter seam.

Usually no hem is made, linings are used:

  • To sew rigid linings:

Take care that it does not stretch, if it does stretch you must go back and do it again to prevent it from being crooked and uncomfortable, in the same way sew with the sequin on top to prevent it from stretching without realizing it.

  • To sew stretch linings:

If the lining stretches and the fabric too, be careful and put the fabric that stretches the most on top, go slow so that it does not stretch too much.

  • If you do not want to use lining:

Usually the ends where the seams join are lined because it can be uncomfortable, but if it cannot be lined due to the type of dress, the excess is cut as much as possible, leaving at least half a centimeter and placing a bias bias to line the seam and avoid that bothers

Tips extras:

  • The small sequins are easier to sew, if you are starting with sewing it is a good way to start sewing sequins.
  • Cut with correct scissors and use the correct needle, there are special professional scissors for sequins, to prevent the scissors and the garment from being damaged.
  • Avoid ironing, only the inside and edges and place a damp handkerchief.

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