Small mirrors sewn to clothing (shisha mirrors) are often thought of as belonging to the decorative textile arts of India, but in fact are used in many cultures. We offer a large selection of colors and sizes that are complete and ready to sew to any costuming item. And unlike traditional shisha mirrors, adding them takes much less time and far fewer stitches!
Tips for using DIY tribal shisha mirrors
Most of our mirrors are real glass mirrors surrounded by a plastic ring that has been wrapped with a colored woven band. Simply take a stitch here and there around the edge through the woven band, making sure to sew through the band and your costume. Use a matching thread color to make stitches less noticeable. Metal framed mirrors can be attached by stitching through the small holes on the corners where the metal is folded around the mirror. Pass your needle through one hole and out another, then stitch to your costume.