The most common use for sequin fabric is apparel. Everything from dresses and skirts to costumes and doll clothes look great using sequins. Other applications for sequin fabric include wedding table decor (runners/tablecloths) and theater/photography backdrops.
Since the backing fabric is see-through, you’ll want to add a lining for apparel projects. Charmeuse, Taffeta, and jersey cotton are good choices. Glitz sequin fabric is stretchier than 3mm and 6mm, so make sure to use a stretchy lining.
Sequins can be fairly difficult to work with. Make sure not to use your best pair of scissors as the sequins will dull the blade. Putting down a drop cloth to catch the sequins that come off when cutting may be helpful.
Since sewing through sequins can break sewing needles, its often recommended that you use a seam ripper to remove the sequins where you’re going to sew. However, this can be tiresome and time consuming. If you choose to not remove the sequins first, we recommend using a leather needle. Make sure to sew slowly and carefully.
Ironing the fabric may damage the sequins, using a scrap of muslin on the sequins will most likely prevent damage. When cleaning, don’t put sequin fabric in the washer. Dry cleaning is the best way to go.