Adding Bling with Fabric Stencils, Sew-On Jewels, and Sequins

Step Four:  Adding sequins and other stones

Sequins take a long time to sew, but using a very strong glue instead will save you a lot of time. There is no limit on how much bling you want to add to the costume.  I have made a simple flower with flat back pearls and sequins.  Glue the pearl first and arrange the sequins around it.  I am using 8mm flat back pearls and 5mm sequins.

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The braid needs to be sewn by hand onto the first layer of fabric.  Start next to the zipper at the waist and continue around covering the seam waist.fabric stencilsfabric stencils

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I hope you enjoyed these tips and techniques for adding bling with fabric stencils, sew-on jewels and sequins.

I'm sure your little princess will be excited by how beautiful her Princess Dress can look.  Please give it a try and let me know how you go!

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6 Responses to Adding Bling with Fabric Stencils, Sew-On Jewels, and Sequins

  1. Joy S Cranfield says:

    In process of making similar dress for our great-granddaughter, love the bling idea. Do you think it will work on 100% cotton fabric (granddaughter didn’t want satin fabric for her child)?

  2. Mickie W. King says:

    What a beautiful idea. I would love to learn how to embellish a finished garment or other fabric project with jewels and beads. Thanks for this tutorial!

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      HI Mickie, you read my mind, I am working on a ready to wear a cardigan, bought it for 10 dollars and planning to make it look expensive. Stay tuned.

  3. Mary Lynn Bartram says:

    Thanks for the great tutorial ! Gives the dress the beautiful magical look any princess would be over the moon to wear

  4. Andrea Letourneau says:

    I want one in adult size! Little girls aren’t the only ones who like to dress up as princesses

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