The rhinestones are glue, and sew. The adhesive is transferred to the fabric using glue, iron (termostati), special applicator. There are self-adhesive rhinestones coated with adhesive and protective strip.
Before you decorate the thing with rhinestones, wash cloth pattern. This can be done by drawing with a pencil or a special chalk or with the aid of tracing paper. Tracing paper coated with a pattern superimposed on the cloth, the contour tracing is carried out toothed wheel, while there remain openings. The drawing on the tracing paper colored tailor's chalk, tracing paper is removed from the fabric – on the product, you can see the dotted pattern, which will be sewn or glued rhinestones.
Be sure to calculate what kind of rhinestones you will need for drawing and buy them with a margin of at least 20 %. The number will depend not only on the size of the figure, but the density of the sewing, to the size of rhinestone.
Flatback rhinestones come in two types. First have two holes, which are sewn to the fabric. In each hole twice threaded needle and thread, thread clip on the inside of the product and not cutting off, move on to the next sewing rhinestone. Thus, a single thread is sewn rhinestones 6-12.
Flatback crystals of the second type are mounted on the metal base. The fabric in this case is sewn very Foundation.
The main advantage flatback rhinestones – if you made a mistake in the figure, incorrectly sewn crystals it is always possible to unpick and resew in place, without damaging the fabric.
Disadvantages flatback rhinestones, in that, first, over time the faces of the crystals and the holes for sewing can fray the thread, and the crystals will disappear. Secondly, rhinestones on a metal base often fall out of the rim, and there remains only the Foundation with the scratchy fabric paws. Therefore, if you decide to decorate your costume with crystals, it is not necessary for them to save. Cheap glue crystals when interacting lose color, fade, fall out of the sewing basics.