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Sewing Beaded Fringe Trim - Episode 2 I have had many people come up to me at shows, to ask about sewing beaded fringe and how to make it easier to sew. In this video using the Creative Feet Pear...  See details »



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  • 00:00: years ago when I used to live in Los Angeles I used to actually help set up sewing factories and I had a lot of different designers come to me and ask me for help on techniques and please to make things fast professional and profitable that's how I invented the
  • 00:30: sequins and ribbon foot as a matter of fact but today I'm going to show you the pearls and piping foot and one of the people that contacted me was a manufacturer that was very frustrated the year these beautiful fringed bead or beaded fringe came out they were like wow we really want to sew this on but this is not profitable because first of all the beads the BEA defringe cost a lot of money and time spent hand sewing
  • 01:00: this on was really eating through their profits so I hadn't seen the trim yet and I had them send me some because I just I just couldn't envision it and oh my gosh when I saw it I was so impressed and then came up with a way for them to sew it on without having a problem I tried all kinds of things I even tried taping the beads to tape to keep them from dangling and then I was like well
  • 01:30: manufacturers not going to want to do that and they don't want to wash anything they just want to sew it and be done with it and get it off to market so this is what I came up with take the trim and it's normally sewn onto a ribbon that sometimes not and if it isn't you can sew it on ribbon to make a prettier place the presser foot onto the ribbon and then take a small cord and this is a wrapped up cording that's what they call it it's
  • 02:01: actually a satin cord and it comes in eighth inch and sixteenth inch dye it's it's really pretty in this case we're we can leave it in and we can also save it for later so I'm going to use this exact stitch and this is when you want to be accurate you want to make sure you sew straight this is pearls and piping and the trim slides right underneath the tunnel so I'm not in charge of guiding the wrapped up cording all I'm in charge
  • 02:32: of is guiding the ribbon straight it doesn't matter if you're centered on the ribbon you just want to make sure that you sew or keep the ribbon straight just go ahead now and if you notice my hand positioning is always holding the trim or the fabric that you're sewing up or least amount of holding possible imagine a manufacturer having a bunch of people
  • 03:05: working for them all working like this all day long they would have a lot of pain and suffering and that actually was happening we had one company that had my father and I don rally menorquin he could all go into this to their manufacturing plant and we helped them to so Jurgen AMA Klee so that they didn't have as many workman's comp one of the things that is important is that you never lift your elbows when
  • 03:35: sewing I'll just rest your body and so if you're doing this you're actually you know it hurts I won't hurt yourself so keep sewing and sewing and sewing so now we have this cording stitched on the edge of the ribbon and since the pearls in a piping foots tunnel is engineered as a rooftop it's not going to be able to escape the cording which when you
  • 04:05: look here see that the cord is stuck underneath the foot it's not me guiding it it's the presser foot that means now we can go ahead and insert this into our fabric there's more than one way of doing this you can sew twice we want to have right sides together or you can sew once sewing twice is no blue required sewing
  • 04:35: once you glue your your trim in and since we're speaking about manufacturing they don't like to glue if they can avoid it so I'm just going to stitch it in and show you how to sew it without pinning now if your sewing machine has needle positions you're going to want to position your needle as far over to the left as possible and and if you can't get your needle over where you want it you can take the presser foot off of the
  • 05:05: sewing machine slide the washer over and now you have more needle positions to choose from remember the washer on the pearls and piping foot doubles your sewing machine needle positions on every stitch your sewing machine has now we're going to go and use a straight stitch left needle position and all I'm in charge of is a straight stitch gotta change my stitch easily this sozin and even though
  • 05:38: they're loose and my job is to guide my fabric the beads are crazy flipping all over the place as long as I keep my eye not at the needle but ahead of it I can't be surprised and have those beads get damaged these are some of the most beautiful beads and I got a stun for a steel probably because the
  • 06:08: manufacturers were having some see how easy that is now hard part sewing the beads into a seam they're stitched on but we could see them now we're not going to be able to see them and it's still going to be as easy as it was absolutely take put your raw edges together nothing makes me happier than teaching you guys how to do something
  • 06:40: that seems difficult and making it easy for you go and go ahead and take it place it underneath the foot and just as before we were not in charge of those beads not getting struck by the needle and that we're also not all we're doing is making sure that we keep this raw edge lined up with that raw edge this is not required straight tips as you watch my show you'll realize that I probably I I don't know how many times are you
  • 07:11: taken but probably one in a thousand techniques and then of course you'd secure the beginning in the end with your reverse which this reverse is very slow but sure ready though now we have the beads inside of the fabric and the ribbon is
  • 07:41: protruding out so you don't want that much ribbon to show or you don't want any move in the show now you just take and your seam looks like this I mean so there's no point in really pressing because that cording isn't going to allow that to press down really very well and it's not that important anyway in this particular situation now we're going to take and we just want to fold
  • 08:14: our all of our seam edges going toward the presser foot and you can take the fabric and fold it fold it up oh my my my these are the biggest of the beaded fringe I've worked with yet this sewing machine does have a knee lift but my
  • 08:44: table doesn't allow me to use it and a knee lift would be raising the presser foot with a bar that allows you to move your knee and lift the presser foot remember that you do have the ability to raise your foot higher by pushing up harder on that lever in almost every sewing machine okay so basically all I ever do is plot out four inches ahead of the presser
  • 09:15: foot we can go ahead and we can secure the beginning by doing our other stitch and then notice how I just hold my finger in one spot and then I stop and I plot out four inches ahead and then I put my finger down there and this is what I call planting my finger I planted I'm not actually pushing down really hard isn't this gorgeous I sit there I go what am I going to make with this
  • 09:49: just a sample for you all to see I don't know maybe on another episode I'll turn this is another reason to subscribe to my channel it's I'm just gonna keep showing you more and more exciting once complex and scary techniques make an easy baby and you can either just enjoy the benefits of it or make money from your selling isn't that absolutely amazing how beautiful and clean and
  • 10:24: professional that looks I tell you what I want to make something with this be sure to subscribe so you find out exactly what I have planned for this beautiful sample of beaded fringe