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Does anyone know a foolproof way to machine sew sequin fabric.i broke that many needles on the fishscale fabric but.i finished my dress. The smaller.hand stitched.sequin fabrics another matter.though. After using every.size needle and breaking one every couple of inches i gave up.i have one dress.which.i.hand sewed but don.t trust it.to wear out and another ready for.sewing. I.d love some.advice. Thanks mary


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    Jan 18, 2013, 07.30 AMby mayajane001

    Im having the same problem too…

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    Jan 29, 2013, 08.41 PMby bjr99

    In the ’Someone help me" section there was a thread on this in early Jan. of this year. Check there for info.

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    Feb 11, 2013, 04.41 AMby purplefan

    What I have read (and not yet tried myself) in sewing articles is that you remove sequins from seam allowances first before sewing. Thus you save your machine needles!

    So you snip the threads in the seam allowances and slide off the sequins in the stitching line before sewing. Retain the sequins because you may need to restitch by hand sequins to cover up bare spots near the seam.

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    Apr 8, 2014, 06.49 AMby ginaminton

    Hmmm… never had that problem.

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    Jul 10, 2014, 06.06 PMby JustSewYouKnow

    I believe you are correct, purplefan. This what I have read and also in one of the long ago sewing T V shows, this is how they demonstrated sewing the seam, by removing the sequins from the seam allowance that you are about to sew. Hope that this somehow helps Mary Athey and maryajane001.

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