Beads, Brads, and Bobbles: Adding Depth to your Projects

Embellishments are a fun way to dress up embroidery projects and add dimension!

It is fun to combine machine embroidery with 3-D accents. Here are a few examples of taking your projects to another dimension.


The Round Cork Rose Basket from Inspiration Mutz is pretty enough as it is. Cork, fabric lining, and pretty embroidery add decorative finishes to a most useful project. When you add hot fix crystals, it becomes bling for your sewing room.


Stitched on organza, 3D Organza Lace Butterfly 3 from Embroider Shoppe has some extra glitz and glamor with the addition of sequins. You can hand stitch or simply glue them to attach.


Stitched on gorgeous silk organza, Romantic Crazy Quilt 12 from Graceful Embroidery is a lovely example of heirloom embroidery utilizing modern techniques. Lace and ribbons are almost expected but faceted gemstones, pearls, and beads add just the right amount of elegant embellishment.

Brads & Baubles

Zipper Pulls from Stitch Soup are quite functional but that does not mean that they cannot also be pretty. Baubles add interest, half-pearls become flower centers, hot-fix crystals sparkle, and brads add an industrial touch that speaks volumes. Have fun, embellish your projects, and make your embroidery shine!