Velvet Scarf »
InstructionsI made up the pattern but used Mary's technique (from Hot Potatoes). She is AWESOME! and this is a great technique. I buy my velvet and stamps from her. I got my iron from the Salvation Army - old with no steam holes.
You can shop at her Rubber Stamp store to buy the goodies. It's worth it - her velvet is the best.
Type of item: Accessory
Velvet, lining fabric, rubber stamps
What was your inspiration?
I saw Mary O'Neil back in the late 1990s on the Carol DuVall Show. She demonstrated this technique. I was hooked. I've made all kinds of things with velvet.
What are you most proud of?
Sewing velvet can be a pain because it shifts. But I use the double-sided tape method that Mary demonstrated. Wow...what a time saver.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Practice first. Once you emboss the velvet, you are kind of stuck with it.
I made my scarves a lot longer - -I bought 2 yards of fabric and cut 5 strips that were 72" long and about 9" wide. So I gave lots of scarves as gifts.
Also, use her stamps. They work the best because they are designed for this technique.