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