Finally! Some successful sewing!! This is the Tilly and the Buttons Nora top, sewn with a mermaid sequin panel. Isn’t it lush?
If you aren’t already aware, mermaid sequins allow you to change the colour of the sequin according to which way you choose to run your hand up and down the panel of fabric.
I bought these sequins from New Fabric Shop on Walthamstow market at £10 a metre.
A few tips:
Decide which colour you want to dominate your make and have those colour sequins running down your body.
Cut the sequin fabric out with household scissors. Don’t use your beloved super sharp sewing scissors.
Underline your sequin fabric to avoid scratchy surfaces against your skin.
Be prepared for lots of sequins to be scattered around your workplace.
Expect to lose some needles unless you sew slowly. I lost four overlocker needles, until I realised I needed to sew slowwwwly.
Everyone says we should pick out sequins from the seam allowance. Go on, knock yourself out. I couldn’t be bothered.
Finally, have fun! This is such great fabric. I twinned the panel with jersey and I love the combination, especially with my wool trousers. A bit of bling goes well with more muted tones.
How would you sew with sequins?