I love felt – I find it sturdy, versatile and really easy to work with in just about any colour I like, so I use that as my base and cut my shapes/letters and numbers [from this post].
The technique is exactly the same as beading: start your stitch and thread a sequin on to the thread:
The looped bead will hold the sequin in place:
Voila. I’m using my sequin and beads to fill my cut letters for two projects I will hopefully be able
If you don’t want to sew each sequin/bead in place – you can use strong craft or fabric glue to hold it all together and achieve the same look. My final tip if you are short for time, is to buy sequin trimmings [usually elasticated, so you can sew in place the space you want between the sequins] and add a few beads when you fix in place for the same look – Perfect for CHRISTMAS sparkle!