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How to Emboss Velvet

Embossing velvet is one of those things that looks difficult, but it really couldn’t be easier. Why might you want to attempt such a thing? Well, it’s a great way to add some flair to a luxurious yet somewhat stodgy textile.

created on: 01/23/09

What you need:

  • velvet
  • an iron
  • a rubber stamp with a design you’d like to emboss upon the velvet

 What you do:

Heat the iron to the appropriate temperature. My velvet was a polyester blend, so I set my temp to ‘polyester’.

Lay the rubber stamp, stamp side up, on your ironing surface. Lay the velvet fuzzy side down over the rubber stamp.

created on: 01/23/09

Sprits the back of the fabric where the rubber stamp lightly with water and set the iron on the spot for a 5 to 10 seconds OR skip the sprits and use a burst of steam on your iron for the 5 to 10 seconds. Either of these methods will work; I suggest you test each on a scrap of velvet to see which you prefer.

created on: 01/23/09

Remove your velvet and ta da!

created on: 01/23/09

One image looks cool, but so does a bunch of overlapping ones.

created on: 01/23/09

Embossed velvet is great for embellishing a myriad of crafty things. It could also make for some very cool cushion covers and such.

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