Create a professional-looking finish to your bead embroidery when you know how to make a brick stitch edge. The beads stand at attention while joining the layers and hiding the raw edges. It is a basic edge stitch that you will come back to again and again to finish your bead embroidery projects. And it’s another opportunity to play with design and color. It’s easy!
The brick stitch edge is also called a sunshine edge and is used as a beaded edge around a bezel. It’s also known as the raw edge or basic edge that creates a finished and professional look to your beading projects covering the raw edges with some bling. It’s a terrific finishing technique that also helps secure the layers in your beading project. Here’s how to make a brick stitch edge with bead embroidery.
Can you use seed beads for the edge stitch?
Yes! You’ll get a much neater edge with the Delica beads, but seed beads work, too! Try both on a sample before finishing your beading project and see which one you like the best! Try different bead combinations and have some fun! Remember, this is YOUR beading project – make it yours!
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