Mermaid Sequin Fabric – For Mermaid Pillows And More!

January 12, 2017

mermaid sequin fabric

Have you ever heard of mermaid sequin fabric before? Watch this quick video and see the magic in action! A creative spin on mermaid fabric!

Soothing right? Well, you can use this fabric to make a plethora of things. Keep reading to find out:

  • Where to buy
  • What project you can make with mermaid sequin fabric
  • What sequins are
  • Sewing with sequins
  • How to recognize quality mermaid sequin fabric

Where can I find it?

Great question! I recently went to Joann’s and Michael’s my local fabric stores. Both had “sequins fabric” but it wasn’t the two-toned reversible sequin fabric that is multi-color changing like the video above. I recommend buying off of Amazon or Etsy by the yard. Personally, I would rather buy online than take my chances hopping fabric stores to find exactly what I am looking for. They have plenty of colors to choose from that will match your Mermaid Home Decor whatever it may be.

You can expect to spend around $30 a yard for the higher quality mermaid sequin fabric.


mermaid Sequin fabric from Amazon



What do people use mermaid sequin fabric for anyway?

What are you going to make with your sequin fabric? I have listed a few links for related products already out there to get your creative juices flowing. Comment below and let me know what mermaid project you are working on!

Sequin Mermaid Pillow

This is a simple project you can do to start working with sequin fabric. Make sure to use the high-quality fabric as you only need 1 yard!

Leegleri Mermaid Reversible Sequins Pillow Case, Filp Sequin Throw Pillow Covers Decorative Cushion Cover Pillowcase for Couch Sofa Bed and Magic Mermaid Gift
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Sequin Seatbelt

Fun, simple, and a way to keep kids entertained while driving with these shiny sequins.

Color changing mermaid scale sequin seatbelt cover shoulder pad
View on Amazon * $11.99 3.8 out of 5 stars
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Sequin Drawing

How clever! Use sequin as a backdrop to write messages or create art.

Sequin Gloves

So sparkly! Any dance performanes happening soon?

Sequin Gloves, 2 Color Magic Mermaid Fingerless Gloves Bracelet for Dance Birthday Party Favor Gifts, Decorative Reversible Charm Sequin Wristband for Kids, Girls and Women
View on Amazon * $10.55 3.3 out of 5 stars
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RAINBOW SEQUIN NOTEBOOK

This could be a great thing or a super distracting thing. What do you think?

PojoTech Magic Sequin Notebook, Reversible Sequin Journal (Rainbow-Silver)
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Sequin Christmas Stocking

What a great idea! Use double sided sequin fabric for a Christmas stocking!

Deluxe Mermaid Tail Christmas Stocking 24 Long - Gold Sequin for the Holidays
View on Amazon * $22.99 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Mermaid sequin backpack

This are totally in right now. Also a great way to meet other mermaids.

Tinksky Fashion Glitter Bag Sackpack Sequins Drawstring Backpack (Purple Blue)
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Sequin Mermaid Purse

It could also just be a tote bag if you didn’t want to mess with a zipper.

Magibag DIY Mermaid Sequin Cosmetic Bag Magic Glitter Handbag Bling Evening Party Clutch Purse
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Double-sided sequin background

Having a new years eve or Halloween party? These are super fun for photo backdrops! I have also seen these used as table runners.

Mermaid Sequin Photo Booth Backdrop, Night Sky Black & Gold Mermaid Sequin Background, 9x8ft Photobooth Photography Backdrop for Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings, & More (Night Sky)
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What are mermaid sequins anyway?


Sequins are flat beads densely sown together in different patterns. Fun fact,  sequins use to be made out of metal but now mostly made of plastic.  The basic flat bead has a hole in the middle, but the reverse sequin bead has the hold to one side giving us the two-tone flip. Do you see the difference?

10mm FLAT SEQUINS ~ GOLD ~ Loose sequins paillettes for embroidery, applique, arts, crafts, and embellishment. Made in USA
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20mm Round SEQUIN PAILLETTES ~ DEEP PURPLE MATTE SILK FROST ~ Loose sequins for embroidery, bridal, applique, arts, crafts, and embellishment. Made in USA.
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This allows the sequin bead to be moveable. Mermaid sequin fabric has a two-tone sequin disk-shaped bead. This is what makes the different colors as you move the sequin beads. How cool is that?


Sewing with mermaid Sequins

Sewing with sequins is not an expertise of mine, so I found a great blog post on sewing with sequins that will help no matter what you are making. If you are looking for a Pillow tutorial this one is great to start with.  Most pillows are 16×16 inches, or 18×18 inches.  Note * if you are making a mermaid pillows, stay away from stretchy fabric.

How to tell quality mermaid sequin Fabric

By now you are enchanted with the magic of mermaid sequin fabric, but how can you tell which is quality before buying? I have a few suggestions for you.

  • Polyester/Polyester Knit, Mesh, Spandex, Chiffon, Taffeta, Silk Dupioni are all good quality base fabrics to choose from.
  • Quality sequin fabric will have a shiny side and a matte side. This will add to the “pop” of the shiny side and make it look professional.
  • Find sequins that are closely knit together and flip with ease.
  • Avoid super material like; stretchy spandex fabric, sequin mesh fabric, velvet fabric, lace fabric, satin fabric or tulle if you are trying to make any of the above items.
  • The best size is a 5mm sequin. Avoid the ones that are too big and feel flimsy.
16x16 Mermaid Pillow with Insert Sparkling Silver with Flip Sequin Throw Pillow Mermaid Magic Glitter Reversible Color Changing Decorative Pillow Shams Dorm Room Decor for Sofa Comfy
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Can you see the dark edges where the sequins change in this photo? This is also a great indicator of the fabric is quality. Avoid sequins that are too big, or to spaced apart.


Good luck with your project!

Let me know what mermaid project or what color mermaid pillow you are working on. I would love to hear from you. These are also a great option as a unique gift for birthdays or holidays!

Happy Mermaiding!

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Molly the owner of Everything Mermaid wrote this post. When she isn't writing about being a mermaid, she is usually traveling the world trade and writing about it. Her specialties include Mermaid tails, blankets, pillows, and leggings . Sign up for her Mermaid monthly newsletter and hear about discounts and product reviews.

4 Comments
      1. I wisH! I added the links to Amazon where you can purchase there. I LOVE mine… It was cheaper then therapy 😉 Let me know if you have any questions!

      1. Hi Karen! Great question! They essentially use different colored sequins in the pattern so the words show up when they are all pushed one way, then disappear when you push the sequins another way. I hope that helps!

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