I am a self taught beader. I became interested in beading about 2 years ago when I wanted to spice up a shirt. So I went out and bought beading supplied and learned using trial and error. Then I got some beading books at a used book store; those are the best for finding cool books for making crafts!
(1) Beads – you can sew most beads to fabric. I use seed beads because they are small but these instructions should work for most beads.
(2) Beading Needle – these are longer and thinner than regular needles so they can go through small beads like seed beads. However, they are weaker than most needles so they can bend and break more easily. Make sure you don’t use a fabric that is too thick or tough (like leather, vinyl, etc..) because it will ruin the needle.
(3) Bead Spinner - use this to quickly add beads to your needle
(4) Beading thread– you can buy special beading thread (usually nylon) that is coated and specially protects the thread from fraying, knotting and tangling.
(5) Fabric – and fabric you want to bead that isn’t too thick (if using a beading needle)
Step 1: Thread Needle
Step 2: Begin Beading
Step 3: Stringing the Beads
Step 4: Stringing the Beads 2
Step 5: Attaching the Beads
Pull the thread all the way through.
Step 6: Second Set of Beads
Now the thread should be coming out of the last bead attached to the fabric and you are ensured that there will be no gaps between the beads already attached to the fabric and the new beads you will be adding.