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Tutorial Monday :: Beaded Embroidery

Posted by amyistheparty from Sacramento, California, United States • Published See amyistheparty's 41 projects »
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  • How to embroider . Beaded Embroidery - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather supplies: fabric with pattern drawn on it (this pattern is from my Vintage Flora Patten Collection), floss, needle, beads, hoop.

  • How to embroider . Beaded Embroidery - Step 2
    Step 2

    Single bead per stitch:

    Step 1: Pull the needle through the back of the fabric, like you would for any other embroidery project.

  • How to embroider . Beaded Embroidery - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 2: Thread a bead onto the needle. I used seed beads here, but just about any kind of bead or sequin will work.

  • How to embroider . Beaded Embroidery - Step 4
    Step 4

    Step 3: After you thread one bead, poke the needle down through the fabric. Stitch as you would any other embroidery stitch - I used the backstitch here. Repeat until you are finished with your design.

  • How to embroider . Beaded Embroidery - Step 5
    Step 5

    Multiple beads per stitch:

    You can also embroider with more than one bead per stitch. You might try this time-saving method for easy to stitch areas (like the circle in the middle of the flower).

    Step 1: Pull the needle through the back of the fabric, like you would for any other embroidery project. Start by threading your beads onto the needle. I used 6 beads per stitch.

  • How to embroider . Beaded Embroidery - Step 6
    Step 6

    Step 2: After you slide the beads on, poke the needle down through the fabric.

  • How to embroider . Beaded Embroidery - Step 7
    Step 7

    Step 3: Now poke the needle up through the fabric, at the approximate mid-point of the beads you just strung (between beads three and four if you are stringing 6).

  • How to embroider . Beaded Embroidery - Step 8
    Step 8

    Step 4: Now thread your needle through the last half of your beads. Pull the needle all the way through. Then string another row of beads. Repeat this process until you get to the end of your design.

  • How to embroider . Beaded Embroidery - Step 9
    Step 9

    Step 5: When you reach the end, pull the needle through the first few beads you strung to secure them in place. Pull the needle down through the fabric and finish off like you would any other embroidery project.

  • How to embroider . Beaded Embroidery - Step 10
    Step 10

    You're done! Now you know how to add beads to your embroidery projects!

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asha a.
asha a.
i love this
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