How to Create Bead Work Applique for Pow Wow Outfits

Posted By Paul G February 26th, 2014 Last Updated on: February 26th, 2014

Juaquin Lonelogde shows how to create applique designs for contemporary Pow Wow outfits.  The videos below include steps for laying out the design and beading the project as well as many tips and tricks from an expert craftsman.

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Blue Sky

I actually learned this way of beading, some call overlay, or one needle applique. My experience using this technique is both good and bad.For me, it does not hold the beads as tight as I would like. So, I am looking into two needle applique.

Sheila Hawkins

I would really like to go to hands on class for beading anywhere

Glenna Jean

Very interesting and helpful. Great tips. I will give you one in return. To clean the gunk off your iron, simply take a small towel or washcloth and sprinkle it very, very generously with table salt. While the iron is warm, not hot, rub it in the salt till it’s clean. Works slick and the salt does not scratch the surface.

witi tehaara

so lookin forward to tryin this out


This was super helpful. While my gourd or peyote stitch is always pretty smooth, my appliqué work always comes out bumpy. Thanks so much for this. Can’t wait to try out this technique.

Victor Walter

Man, this was awesome. Love seeing I’m not the only guy that knows how to sew. Great info on templates and loved the beading stuff too! Ok, I’m going to start beading. Go great with my copper jewelry I make. Thank you Juaquin.


I’ve always wanted to learn how to bead! Loved watching and listening. Thank You.


there are several DVD’s and VHS’s that show how to do beading.
different kinds. great to get the basics and then you can practice what you want.
about.com and eHow.com and you tube all have beading.
don’t be afraid you can always rip it out and start over.
keep the project small at first so you won’t get bored or
teaching my grand kids to bead, ages 5-11.


my family has used the crib and small size ‘puddle pads;
usually used under a baby to cover a wet area and not require
a total linen change it has rubber in the middle and fleecey flannel on both sides. also good for moc soles.
one advantage to applique is you can remove it and put on another garment. my moc beading has been on at least 4pr of
mocs, able to do a bit of re-sewing the lose beads. also
dental floss is great for beading. water proof and boy is it

Danecia Wandrie

Great video! I think it’s awesome that my tribe is promoting cultural & heritage for future generations. I hope young people will find this video and choose to do something positive to carry on tradition.

Susan Caldera

What is the name of the fabric that is attached to the construction paper and heat bond? Where can I purchase this fabric? Thank You Juaquin Lonelodge

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