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Embossed Velvet Scarf

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Romantic
Ms. Elaineous on

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Velvet Scarf

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What materials did you use? Velvet, lining fabric, rubber stamps

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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.

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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.

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what kind of velvet did you buy, I know some will not emboss. Great look. I have made several stamps from old mouse pads glued to a scrap piece of 2 X 4, this allows you to make it as long as you would like, just keep glueing stamps on the wood.

10/30/2011 Flag

I bought it at Hot Potatoes - if you go to the pattern link above, it will take you to Mary's blog - then you can follow her links. But yes, you have to use a particular type of velvet.

10/31/2011 Flag

Sigh, I always enjoyed watching Carol's shows and remember the episode with her funny friend Mary. Thank you for renewing this great craft.

11/09/2011 Flag

I know. I long for the old HGTV. I did find Matt and Shari on PBS! And Mary is awesome. I ordered some stamps from her about 10 years ago. I had two of the same stamp (one for me and one for a friend), she actually called me!

11/10/2011 Flag