INSTRUCTIONS ONLY Digital file, without beads. Right-Handed

Fans: Tambour Beading & Couture Hand Bead Embroidery

You can use your own beads & fabric to make this project or purchase a Bead Pack.

Colour: Blue Fabric & silver beads

Size: 15cm X 15cm (6” x 6”)

Skill Level: Beginners & Enthusiasts.

This is a hand bead embroidery project. (Using a needle)


You will need to know how to do the chain stitch with the tambour beading method.

Learn how to combine Tambour thread work embroidery and tambour beading with hand bead embroidery.

Tambour Beading & Hand Bead embroidery techniques with a needle are used to stitch beads to plain fabric in a design.

Tambour beading chain stitch technique is used to fill in areas with thread work and scroll outlines in beads, then, using a needle, embellish with beads, rhinestones, and sequins.

Stitches include, Chain stitch, chain stitch fill in bricking, tambour beading, lapped sequins gradated sizes, centre seed bead anchor, triple seed clusters, loop work sequins & rhinestone method. This piece perfect to use as a home interior accessory or to use in any part of a garment, as an insert or applique.


At a glance:

How to put fabric onto a slate or roller bar frame

Fabric preparation for beading: Transferring pattern to fabric.

Hand Bead Embroidery: Starting and finishing techniques, Hand bead embroidery techniques



You will learn how to transfer the design to fabric, Bead embroidery on fabric on a roller bar frame. Starting and finishing techniques

Using a tambour hook, embroider chain stitches with metallic thread to create an embroidered lower layer and then add beads & lapped sequins. Hand beading techniques: bead loop, centre seed bead anchor, rhinestone method.

Finally, make your finished bead embroidered piece into cuffs for a garment or frame as an artwork.



  • Booklet: Finished project photo cover page, Design Pattern BW, Color Key, Instructions
  • Bead & Materials list:  description & quantities needed to complete this kit
  • How to transfer an embroidery design to fabric
  • Starting & finishing stitches.
  • Step by step instructions Hand Bead Embroidery techniques with diagrams & photos


How it works:

Step 1: Purchase, INSTRUCTIONS ONLY Digital file beading kit, online: Download the online instruction booklet immediately & print in the comfort of your own home.


Step 2: Use your own beads OR purchase online, a corresponding BEAD PACK.

1 x Bead Pack (complete kit of beads, fabric & materials to complete the project) will be mailed to you. Free Shipping offered world-wide. Beads will arrive in 2-3 weeks postage permitting.

Fan Tambour Kit: Digital INSTRUCTIONS ONLY, No beads Right Hand

  • These Beading DIGITAL Instruction Kits & Bead Packs have been exclusively designed by Karen Torrisi. Designs, photos & instructions are the intellectual property of Karen Torrisi and are not to be reproduced or used as teaching material without prior permission of Karen Torrisi.