The Difference Between Glitz & Payette Sequins

Glitz Sequin Payette Sequins Close Up Tablecloths

If there is one thing you should know about CV Linens, it’s that we take sparkle seriously!

We have built our reputation on providing customers with the highest quality sequin decorations on the market. We expanded our sequin line last year by adding one of the trendiest linens of the event industry, large Payette sequin fabric! Every twinkle and shimmer we offer has been designed with your unique needs in mind.

With that said, we have had questions about the differences between our classic glitz sequins and our new Payette sequin tablecloths. (If you have questions about Payette sequin, check out our Payette Sequin 101 post!)

While you can expect the same quality and stunning results from both of our sequined linens, a common misconception is that Payette sequin products are a larger version of our glitz sequin products, which they’re not. The differences between Payette’s large, reflective sequins and Glitz’s tiny, twinkling sequins are actually pretty huge!

A quick read through this post will explain these products may share the same family tree, however these sequins may be better described as cousins than sisters.

Let’s explore the difference between glitz and Payette sequins and help you decorate with sequins at your next event!

Shimmer and Texture: Glitz and Payette Sequins Unveiled

Glitz sequins are a dazzling addition to event decor, renowned for their radiant and vibrant appearance. These sequins are typically flat and reflect light brilliantly, creating a shimmering effect that captivates the eye. These sequins are available in a wide array of colors, allowing you to select the perfect shade to match your event's theme or color scheme.

The flexibility of sequin fabric makes them a popular choice for various decor elements, from glitz sequin tablecloths and glitz sequin table runners to chair sashes. They are the perfect choice for bringing a touch of glamor and extravagance to any occasion.

Payette sequins, on the other hand, introduce a unique texture and dimension to event decor. These sequins feature small, circular disks that are linked together, resembling cascading coins or scales. This design imparts a captivating tactile element, inviting guests to run their fingers across the surface. 

These sequins come in a range of metallic shades, adding a lustrous and opulent touch to your decor. They are frequently used to craft exquisite gold Payette sequin backdrops, drapes, and large Payette sequin tablecloths. They make a statement of luxury and elegance at weddings, galas, and other special events.

Glitz Sequin vs. Payette Sequin

Gold Sequin Tablecloth
Large Sequin Tablecloth


  • Glitz Sequins are shaped like small circular shape with a hole in the center.
  • Payette Sequins are disc shaped.

The shape of the sequins are not only part of creating a pretty design decision, shape plays a crucial part what keeps these gorgeous items together. But we’ll explain that a little later.


  • Glitz Sequins are 1/4” round
  • Payette Sequins are nearly 3/4” round, or almost triple the size of Glitz Sequins!

Think of Payette Sequins as larger mirrors like a disco ball, while Glitz Sequins can be described as a sea of glitter! 

Attachment Points

  • The hole at the center of Glitz Sequins allows Glitz Sequins to be attached through several points.
  • Payette Sequins have a hole at the top which allows them to have an organic flow.

Glitz Sequins can be sewn through any point of the hole in the center to secure the sequin to the background. Payette Sequins are not tacked down from several points. Payette Sequins are only sewn from the very top of the disc so they can dangle from the fabric background freely!


  • Glitz Sequins are colorful to match their backing and able to coordinate with the color themes.
  • Payette Sequins are strictly metallic and need a light source to shine.

Glitz Sequin may shine but metallic Payette Sequins are essentially small mirrors! Glitz Sequins are colorful to match the bright array of colors we carry.


  • Glitz Sequins products feature a Taffeta backing to match the sequins.
  • Payette Sequin products feature a see-through Mesh backing for a more flowing result!

Taffeta has the subtle shine and durability for bearing the weight of the sequins and stitching of Glitz Sequins. Payette Sequins are sewn onto the less durable Mesh backing, perfect for holding just the well-spaced stitch or two it takes to secure Payette Sequins.

Distance Between Sequins

  • Glitz Sequins are closely sewn across the taffeta background for maximum coverage.
  • Payette Sequins are sewn into clusters to make the fabric move without weighing it down.

Remember, Glitz sequin fabric creates a sea of glitter while Payette sequins need room to move, making clustering the way to go!

Glitz Sequin Payette Sequins Close Up Tablecloths

Trust CV Linens For Your Sequin Party Decoration and More!

Now that you're well-acquainted with the allure of glitz and Payette sequins, it's time to discover how CV Linens can elevate your event with our highest quality products. At CV Linens, we take pride in delivering the highest quality products, ensuring your special day shines with sequined splendor.

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond sequin linens to a wide range of exquisite and sparkling discount linens and decor. Whether you're searching for the perfect tablecloths to set the stage or event drapes to create an enchanting ambiance, we have you covered.

One of the key advantages of choosing CV Linens is our ability to accommodate your needs, no matter the scale of your event. With the option to shop in bulk, you can enjoy big savings while still receiving our signature quality.

And, as a token of our appreciation, don't forget to explore the CV Linens Rewards program. This program not only lets you save more on your purchases but also unlocks exclusive benefits, making your shopping experience with us even more rewarding.

So, when you're ready to infuse your event with the allure of glitz and Payette sequins, trust CV Linens to be your partner in creating memories that shine. Your journey to a dazzling celebration begins here.

We also know it’s hard to choose one sequin over the other, thankfully you don’t have to! You can always follow our Instagram to learn how to combine sequins for your special day. 

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