When we think of sequins, the first thing that comes to mind is usually New Year’s Eve—a holiday when people venture out in their most shimmery separates to celebrate the coming year amid even shinier decorations.Sequins are the perfect option for evening wear, dance wear, and costumes.
Sequin fabric is a type of fabric covered with plastic or metal shaped pieces. It is also commonly referred to as ‘sequence fabric’, though the only correct term is ‘sequin’. Sequins vary in size, shape and color. They can be glossy or matt, reversible or one-side. The most popular backing fabrics include tulle or chiffon.
What makes sequin fabrics so hot? They look ultramodern and stylish no matter what you sew them into: a boxy top, a pair of cigarette pants or a chic jacket. Designers use two variations: all-over sequin embroideries and random sequins stitched on tulle, lace, silk and more. These shiny pieces can accentuate some areas or outline the entire pattern of the fabric.