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« on: October 28, 2005 08:04:48 PM »

I want to sew some beads on to a t-shirt, but after giving it a try I think I need some help. I am outlining a stencil with seed beads. Is there a trick or a method to get all the beads laying the same way? Some of my beads were standing on their side and some flat against the fabric. Surely there is some web link on how to sew with beads. I can use all the help I can get, so if you have any pointers or a link to a tutorial I would greatly appriciate it.
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2005 09:54:03 PM »

You might search the Bead Discussion and Question thread for bead-related things (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=167.0).  My favorite bead sewing instructions are Ann Benson's:  http://www.beadseast.com/surfacebeadingprimer.html.  She also has a "beadlepoint" tutorial on her site if that would help.
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2005 09:23:45 AM »

Thanks a million! That link provided everything I ever needed to know about beading. I gave it a try using the instructions and my project looks great. I cant thank you enough.
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kwicz
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2005 04:34:20 PM »

You're welcome!  I really like Ann's instructions.  Don't forget to post a pic when you get done, if possible!
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2005 05:24:23 PM »

I think the best way to do that is make a long string of beads, long enough to go around the outline of the stencil.  Then you lay it all flat and sew the long strand of beads to the shirt.  Just a little loop of thread every 10 or so beads.  It is hard to explain, I hope you get it.  Good luck.
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2005 08:24:25 AM »

Here is my finished project I was inspired by the bleached horsey shirt that is in another post.

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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2005 08:31:48 AM »

I love the result! It's so great with outlines with beads.
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2005 08:38:19 AM »

You might search the Bead Discussion and Question thread for bead-related things (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=167.0).  My favorite bead sewing instructions are Ann Benson's:  http://www.beadseast.com/surfacebeadingprimer.html.  She also has a "beadlepoint" tutorial on her site if that would help.

Thanks for the beadseast link.  It tells me things I needed to know.  One question: When it speaks of doing a separate backtrack thread, it does not show, or say, where the needle should go in & out.  Do I thread through a few beads at a time? Or the entire line of the curve at once?

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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2005 09:17:57 AM »

thats really great! i love it!
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2005 09:20:01 AM »

that looks fanfriggingtastic.  i can't believe it never occured to me.  now i can go fix all of those stupid shirts that bled on me!  and they'll look awesome!
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2005 09:50:39 AM »

Oh yeah, I never thought of using beeds to fix bleeding when using a stencil. That is an awsem idea! Im thinking about selling a few of these shirts in an upcoming art sale, hopefully people will like them, if not I will give them as christmas gifts.
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2005 04:51:04 PM »

Oooo, I like the result of the beads and the bleach stenciling!  Thanks for sharing it.

Thanks for the beadseast link.  It tells me things I needed to know.  One question: When it speaks of doing a separate backtrack thread, it does not show, or say, where the needle should go in & out.  Do I thread through a few beads at a time? Or the entire line of the curve at once?

Thanks --
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I usually "couch" long lines of beads, but it looks to me like the backtrack goes through the entire line of the curve.  I'd make a little backstitch at the end of the curve and go back through the beads from there.  Does that make any sense?
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2005 07:29:10 PM »

Oooo, I like the result of the beads and the bleach stenciling!  Thanks for sharing it.

Thanks for the beadseast link.  It tells me things I needed to know.  One question: When it speaks of doing a separate backtrack thread, it does not show, or say, where the needle should go in & out.  Do I thread through a few beads at a time? Or the entire line of the curve at once?

Thanks --
PS

I usually "couch" long lines of beads, but it looks to me like the backtrack goes through the entire line of the curve.  I'd make a little backstitch at the end of the curve and go back through the beads from there.  Does that make any sense?


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