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Sewing, Embroidery and Hand Application | Swarovski Professional


There are many Swarovski products that are suitable for sewing and embroidering onto garments, jewelry, interior pieces and more. These products can be easily applied either by hand, or with standard domestic or industrial sewing and embroidery machines. Swarovski also offers an ideal selection of sew on crystals and other products for a variety of creative techniques by hand.

Sewing, Embroidery and Hand Application for Swarovski Crystals

Which Products Are Suitable for Sewing, Embroidery or Hand Application?

How to apply Swarovski crystals to fabric, jewelry and accessories

Many Swarovski products can be hand sewn on fashion designs, jewelry items and accessory pieces, including: Settings, Beads, Pendants, Cupchains & Findings, Crystal Pearls and more. Browse our Application Manual for the full list of products which can be affixed by hand application, embroidery or sewing and unearth innovative ways to enhance jewelry design.

Sewing – Jewelry Application Guide

What is the best way to sew on Swarovski stones and beads to fabric?

Follow these simple application steps and consult the eBook download for in-depth explanations of each stage.

1. Select the optimum thread

2. Select the stitch type

3. Adjust the upper thread tension

4. Application

Sewing Machine Application Techniques

Alongside sewing by hand, some Swarovski products are also suitable for machine application, for example:

  • Synthetics, such as Crystaltex

  • Metal Trimmings, including Chaton & Flat Back Bandings

  • Swarovski Crystal Beads and Buttons for sewing

Want to find out more? Discover which other Swarovski products are ideal for machine application in our downloadable eBook.

How to Make Embroidered Jewelry Designs

Read through our complete Application Manual to view pictorial steps to demonstrate an industrial application of single-row Plastic Trimmings and Lochrose art. 3129, using fully automatic embroidery machines.

How to Apply Swarovski Products by Hand

In addition to machine sewing and embroidery, there is a range of alternative application techniques available. Consider these creative application methods:

  • Knitting

  • Crocheting 

  • Beading

  • Threading

  • Wire Working

  • Weaving

  • Knotting

The full collection of Swarovski products which can be applied by hand is listed in the Product Overview of the Sewing, Embroidery, and Hand Application eBook section.

How to Fix Sewing Problems

What are the common problems faced when sewing products onto accessories, clothing attire and jewelry?

  • Product or fabric is not fed through correctly

  • The machine misses out stitches

  • The thread breaks

  • The needle breaks

  • The crystals break out of the cups

For quick assistance, review our Applications Manual for sewing solutions as well as advice on how to avoid common sewing problems.

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Or download the Application Manual, chapter for "Sewing, Embroidery and Hand Application"

Application Manual

Sewing, Embroidery and Hand Application

Sewing, Embroidery and Hand Application Application Manual

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Last Update: 11 / 2017

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