On a related note what do people think is the best way for dealing with questions - should I put the answers as a comment, edit the post, send a reply to the commenter or put replies in a later post?
Jane - TNT means tried and true, basically a pattern that you have fitted and can use over and over. I used the term here to mean that you can make a sequin t from any basic t pattern, you don't need to use the same one I did.
The other questions were all on the same theme;
Did you sew through the sequins, or did you pick them off on the stitching line
Question: What type of needle did you use?
Any tips on not wrecking your scissors or machine with sequins? Did you have any trouble stitching over? Were you using a metallic needle? I just did a project with a knit mesh with a few sequins sprinkled on it and even those few sequins caused much groaning among my equipment.
- I just hacked right through the sequins with my scissors (admittedly they will probably never be the same again, but they seem to be working fine. (If yours are precious definitely use some old ones!).
- I shook off the sequins that came off easily, but certainly didn't diligently pick them all out of the seam allowance. You would have to with beads which are more 3 dimensional and would definitely break your needle.
- Speaking of needles, I used a bog standard universal needle, just what I already had in my machine and changed it afterwards.
Sorry I know this doesn't help very much!
I like responses in a new post. That way we all get to see them! Sometimes there are some great tips, points that I would miss otherwise:-)ReplyDelete
This is wonderful to read! I've not sewn with sequins much, and have just hacked through with whatever I've been using for scissors and needles. I've often felt guilty reading the details of how others will carefully remove and re-attach sequins, because I will always use the slapdash approach when wanting a quick fix!ReplyDelete
I agree with Karin, I like responses in a new post.ReplyDelete
Me three - a new post always is easier to read and easier to find if someone wants to go back and look for the info.ReplyDelete