Sunday, February 26, 2012

BAS - Week 81 - Sequin Flower with Tutorial

This Build a Seam (BAS) Challenge is a little different - not exactly a stitch per se.  It is a technique for making sequin flowers which can be a wonderful addition to a seam treatment or motif.
You will need cupped sequins for this - flat ones will not work properly - and some seed beads. 
Mark your fabric with a center dot and five evenly spaced dots around the outside. 
Bring your needle up through one of the dots on the outside and string on one sequin (cup upwards), a bead, another sequin and two more beads.  Take your needle down through the middle dot.  Carry on making another leg in the same way on each of the other four outside dots, always going down into the center dot which will be the middle of your flower.
This is what you end up with after you have done all five legs - a nice little sequin flower!  You can add a bead or two more in the center of the flower if you wish.  You can also vary the number of legs depending on the size of the sequins you are using.  I hope you will experiment with this one - have fun!


gocrazywithme said...

What good timing you have, Kerry. I've been trying to remember how to do this, thinking it would be nice on a fool's gold block in gold sequins. My memory needed jogging and you jogged it good!

Lorraine said...

Thank you for sharing the tutorial Kerry. I've wanted to make one of these (or more) for some time so will experiment.

Unknown said...

I have to reply here Judy because your comment is set on "no reply" so I can't email you. If you look on the right side of the blog here and find the list of tutorials, you will find one near the bottom called "using waste canvas to create cross stitch motifs". I hope that helps. If not, email me and I will walk you through it or answer any more questions you have.

Unknown said...

Sorry! I meant to say Lorraine, not Judy!

Judy said...

I'm going to give this a try in a little while. Your instructions sound really clear, and it's about time for me to give working with sequins a try. oxo Judy

P.S. I just found your reply to my question. Thank you. I've marked your blog in my favorites...there's much to learn here. I found your link at glad you had it in your signature. :)

Judy said...

Thank you! I went to the waste canvas tutorial and read it. I understand just got added to my shopping list. oxo Judy