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.
Step Five: Adding the braid
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.
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!
Where do you apply the glow in the dark paint? Interesting tutorial and great pictures.
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)?
Yes, it will work. Cotton is easier to paint on as well so you can really go wild.
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!
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.
Thanks for the great tutorial ! Gives the dress the beautiful magical look any princess would be over the moon to wear
I want one in adult size! Little girls aren’t the only ones who like to dress up as princesses