Friday, April 10, 2015

How to make Fabric Beads:
Video Tutorial and Giveaway:
STITCHED blog hop

I love making and designing fabric beads. 

Over the years, I have posted a few fabric bead tutorials in this blog...
you can find one HERE and HERE.

Most of my designs can be found in my class called Fabric Beads 
including these beads that I like to call The Rings of Saturn.

These  beads are super easy to make and a great way to use fabric scraps and 
recycle jersey and stretchy t-shirts fabrics.
Here is a video tutorial that I hope you enjoy.
When finished these beads look like colorful pieces of candy.


As you can see from the video, these are super easy to make.

In the past few weeks, I have designed 5 new fabric beads....
I will be sharing those designs with you in May via STITCHED.

STITCHED is a year long collection of online classes and 
every month, I post a new class in the STITCHED site.
STITCHED started in March 2015 and it will end in March 2016.

Here is my list of monthly classes:

March: The Ladies of the Canyon (Art Quilt)
April: Random Stitch Crochet
May: Fabric Beads
June: Needle Tatting
July: Art Yarn Making (the Alma Stoller way)
August: Odd Birds
September: Silk Ribbon Embroidery
October: She's So Unusual (Art Quilt)
November: The Taxidermist's Apprentice ( an Art Doll Class)
December: Handmade Winter Wear
January: Lace Making
February: Home Decor Basics
March: Rag and Scrap Quilts

Read more about STITCHED here. 
You can register anytime.

To win this box of Fabric Beads, simply leave a comment below.
A winner will be randomly selected via 
and announced here on Friday April 24th 2015.

the winner is:
 Congratulations. Please email me your mailing address.

There are more Tutorials and Giveaways.

 Here are the other instructors in the STITCHED Blog Hop:

April 2nd: Carrie at

April 6th: Carmi at

April 7th: Lidija at

April 9th: Hanna at


Lindsay McCain said...

These are awesome! Thanks for the giveaway

Deb Clarke said...

Delightful source of recycling Alma.These are very pretty.

bensedin art said...

I would like to win. I like so much your on line classes:)))

peggymcd said...

So, love,your stitched beads. Would love to win this awesome treat. Thanks for the chance.

Joanne Huffman said...

I'd like to win these beauties, please.

Bea said...

I like the tutorial. Ill try it...bea

tamdoll said...

Thanks for the chance to win! These beads look scrumptious.

Mosaic Magpie said...

The video shows how fun it is to add all the embellishments. A nice way to use those bits and beads you could not throw away. Thank you for the tutorial. Who would think those little beauties would begin life as a cotton ball!

Linda said...

How cheerful these are! Thank you for the tutorial.

Cathe P. said...

Alma, Always love what you come up with, Would love to win this class.

Gunilla Hildén said...

These beads are nothing but effectful antidepressants!

Gill said...

Gorgeous!! Count me in please!

Jan said...

These beads are awesome! What a beautiful box of candy!

Renee said...

The video showed me that I could really do it. I've seen them before but didn't have the slightest idea that I could do it myself. They are so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

craftirn said...

I love this idea. What a great gift for a birthday! Thanks for the giveaway!

Dar said...

What a treat to win this indeed! Thanks Alma!

Allison CB said...

Wow - those are just gorgeous! a low cal!

Carolyn said...

Fabric truffles! So creative. Would love to win :)

Audrey said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

Joanne said...

these are very cool thanks for a chance to win

Anonymous said...

Oh Alma, these are so much fun and I love the idea of recycling old clothes to make them. I would love to win these. They would look lovely in a glass container on my coffee table.

Paula Collins said...

Thanks for the free tutorial. I was going to drive a hour and 10 minutes and pay $65 for a class like this! I hope you can feel my hug. I am thrilled I can now do it for free whenever I want! If it isn't asking to much could I also be put in for your great giveaway? I would love to make a necklace with all these beauties! Or I also am thinking about a garland for my craft tree?

Vic said...

Very pretty! I just filled a bag with scraps to toss, you saved them! :)

katiedidit said...

What fun beads! Thanks for the tutorial.