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Sewing or Gluing Sequins To Felt- A Refresher

8 Dec

How to sew sequins to felt

Do you love sequins?    Do you love felt?     Boy I know I do!

Combine the two and double up on the awesome!

Here’s how to sew down sequins.

Rows of Sequins:

sew sequins to felt

Sequins: Hot Pink from American Felt and Craft

To sew down rows of sequins start by coming up the back of your piece with your threaded needle.

sewing down sequins how to

Slide your sequin down the thread.

tutorial for sewing sequins to felt

Move needle behind your sequin.

How to sew sequins onto felt ornaments

Push needle through and come up one space in front of the sequin you just placed down.

sew sequins to felt

Pull the needle through and thread the next sequin repeating the process.

Sewing down single sequins or sequins that are spaced further apart is also very easy.

How to sew down a single sequin

Come up through the bottom of your piece. Slide sequin down thread.

Create a small stitch to hold half the sequin, repeat on the other side. These two stitches are enough to secure the sequin but without another sequin behind and in front of it like the ones above the sequin is more likely to catch on items. You can also hold it down with an even four stitches but keep in mind  the more thread you use the less sparkle.

While we’re on the subject there is a right way and a wrong way to secure sequins to felt using felt glue.

Tips for using felt glue

Sequins: Grape Soda from American Felt and Craft

Felt is made up of small bits of fibers all tangled together. If you press the glue into the fibers it becomes trapped inside the fibers making the piece stiff but failing to properly secure the sequin to you piece for the long haul. If you press into the felt piece when gluing the sequins the bond will be stiff and brittle and the pieces are more likely to pop off.

How to glue sequins to felt

Instead float the sequin on a thin pillow of felt glue as the moisture evaporates the sequin will become more even with the felt and the glue will dry clearly.

properly glued felt piece

When your sequin dries it should look like this.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

Stop by the Shop for 30 colors of Sequins,  Felt Glue and a whole lot more!

30 sequin Colors from American Felt and Craft

AFC Presents: Chocolate Fudge- Hot Glue!

3 Jun

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American Felt and Craft is proud to announce our new product, Fudge- Hot Glue! Not since kindergarten paste has glue been so appetizing! Made in the U.S.A, this chocolate brown hot glue adds an unbelievably realistic look to your felt food creations and holds tight to fibers for a strong bond. Great for drips, drizzles, toppings, and dips. Totally non-toxic and best of all available at our on line store, 4 – 4″ sticks for only $2.75, talk about a cheap thrill!

For use in all full sized low temp glue guns.

Hot Fudge

Tips for use:
To avoid stringy pieces never pull away from the piece until you have stopped all pressure on the trigger and waited a few seconds.
To remove colored glue from gun place new color (or clear) glue stick into gun, pull trigger emptying glue onto paper until no more of the original color can be seen, usually around 3-4 trigger pulls.
In the event you need to remove the fudge glue from your piece, wait for it to cool thoroughly and then attempt removal.

Note:  This hot glue sticks firmly and in some cases it may be impossible to remove, in which case try cutting away as much as possible and cover spot, attempting to remove glue while still hot can result in messy strings and smashing it into interlocked fibers making removal impossible.

Please do not attempt to eat glue of any kind, even paste.

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