sequin Rows – Hand Embroidery series

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Sequin Rows – Sequin and bead hand embroidery technique for beginners.

Sequin Rows for me are one of the most underestimated embellishment techniques I’ve come across.

Satisfaction in every stitch and the varied combinations of seed beads and sequins are surprising if not a little indulgent.

How to Create Sequin Rows

You will need: Embroidery hoop, fabric, needle, thread, sequins and size 8 seed beads.

This is the way I do it, but if anybody has any tips, tricks or comments please leave a reply below!

Experimental Embroidery for Fashion and Textiles

embroidery-course-experimental-sonia-bienek-textiles-london copyStarting from Wednesday 27th February until Wednesday 3rd April, I’ll be tutoring at City Lit. Classes are from 6pm until 9pm.

A creative and non-traditional approach to hand embroidery, exploring stitch techniques and materials in your own personalised way to leave an impression on an existing garment or textiles piece.

More info can be found  on the City Lit website.

DIY: Evil Eye Embroidery Patch

Another week and another embroidery tutorial!

This week we will be creating an evil eye embroidery patch.

I have included the materials and threads that I have used, but you can use whatever brand you prefer or what you have available to you.

In this video tutorial we will be working with running stitch, stem and satin embroidery stitches to create our Evil Eye Patch. We will also finish with applying iron-on adhesive so you can apply your patch to almost anything once it is finished!

The design template is full of all the details you need to complete your project!

Click below to get yours!



Here is a list of tools you may need if you’re not equipped already!


If you give this patch a go, please let me know! I’d love to hear from you and see your designs! Also if you have any design idea requests let me know in the comments below!