How to Remove Sequins from Clothes

Last Updated on 10 months by Susan Mayrich

Sequins are everywhere. They’re on clothing, accessories, and even furniture. And if you have a sequin dress or other garment, you may want to know how to remove sequins from clothes.

How to Remove Sequins from Clothes

Removing them is not as difficult as it may seem. All you need is patience and care.


Super Glue Solvent

The best way to remove sequins from clothes is by using Super Glue solvent or nail polish remover. This solution will dissolve the sequins glue so that you can wipe it away. The solvent should be able to dissolve even the most stubborn types of glue.

Super Glue Solvent

Put the garment in the sink and pour the solvent into the fabric until it starts dripping out of the garment. Let it soak for 15 minutes or so, then use a toothbrush or cotton swab to scrub away any remaining glue residue. Rinse out the sink and let everything dry overnight before wearing again.


Tin Foil Method

You can use tin foil as a way to remove sequins from clothing. Simply take a piece of tin foil and roll it up into a ball shape. Using your fingers, press down on the ball so that it gets stuck onto the top of the sequin. 

Tin Foil Method

Then carefully pull the tin foil off of the top of the sequin, taking it with it. This should leave behind only one or two holes in your garment where there used to be several dozen or more before you started this process.


Lint Roller

Use the sticky side of the lint roller to grab sequins off fabrics like clothing and upholstery, then roll them off onto newspaper or another surface where they can be thrown away safely. 

Lint Roller

If you need to wash sequins off your clothes after removing them with the lint roller, wash according to label instructions using cool water on a delicate cycle with mild detergent only.


Using Acetone

Acetone is a solvent that dissolves most glues used in the garment manufacturing process. You can use acetone to help dissolve the glue on your clothes that hold the sequins in place before washing them. 

Using Acetone

Pour a small amount of acetone into a small bowl or cup and place it on top of the stain until it dissolves.


Goo Gone

Goo Gone is another option for removing sequins from clothing. Goo Gone is a solvent-based cleaner that works well on many types of stains and adhesives, including glitter glue and hot glue. 

Goo Gone works best when applied directly to the stain rather than poured into water, however, if you don’t have any Goo Gone on hand, try pouring some water onto the stain first before applying Goo Gone so it doesn’t dry out too quickly.


How to Remove Glued Sequins from Clothes

Glued sequins are a common issue in clothes. These sequins are glued onto the fabric and then the fabric is sewn together, resulting in a permanent bond between the sequin and the fabric. 

To remove them, you will need to first soak the garment in hot water and detergent, then scrape off as much of the excess glue as possible with your fingernail or another object.

Wash the garment in hot water and detergent. Allow it to soak for at least 30 minutes before washing again with laundry detergent, then rinse thoroughly.

Scrape as much of the excess glue from the sequin as possible using your fingernail or another object such as a plastic spoon or butter knife. This may take some time and effort, but be patient, you will get there eventually.

Dry your garment according to its care instructions.


How to Remove Pearl Beads from Clothes

Pearl beads are a popular item, but they can also be very difficult to remove from clothes. The beads are often made of either glass or plastic and can be found in many colors. 

If you have some pearl beads on your clothes and want them removed, there are several methods that you can use.

Soap and Water

The simplest way to remove pearl beads from clothing is by washing them with soap and water. You should first wash the entire garment on a delicate cycle in cold water with a mild detergent. 

You can then hand wash the garment in warm water, using a gentle detergent if necessary. 

Rinse the affected garment with lukewarm water and then let it air dry.


Rubbing Alcohol

You can also use rubbing alcohol to remove pearl beads from clothes. Put some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball or cloth and rub it gently over the pearl bead area until the bead breaks free from your clothing. Do not rub too hard or you will damage your clothing.


How to Remove Hotfix Rhinestones from Fabric

Hotfix rhinestones are beautiful, but they can be tricky to remove from fabric. Follow this guide to learn how to remove hotfix rhinestones from fabric.


Remove hotfix rhinestones from fabric by scraping them off with a razor blade. Remove any excess glue with a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol, then scrape away any remaining glue with a razor blade, using a fresh blade for each stone removed.


Using adhesive solvent

Remove hotfix rhinestone from fabric by using an adhesive solvent. Hotfix rhinestones contain a form of epoxy that melts at low temperatures, making it possible to remove them without damaging the fabric. 

Final Words

To sum it up, you can’t just remove the sequins by washing them regularly. Instead, you want to use an adhesive product like a fabric or glue remover or adhesive tape that can easily pull the sequin off the surface of the clothing.

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