Velvet is a luxurious material that can make you feel elegant. One of the things that add to the beauty of velvet fabric is the embossed designs. You can find embossed velvet for scarves, bags, clothes, pillow covers and many more. However, purchasing these embossed velvet pieces can be really expensive. The good news is that you can make your own embossed velvet at home. All you need are a few materials and you will end up with beautiful embossed velvet fabric that looks expensive without spending so much money.
Find out how to emboss on a velvet fabric by following these simple steps.
- Materials that you need. The materials that you need for embossing velvet are your velvet fabric, rubber stamps in the pattern and shape that you like and a steam iron. You also need a wide flat surface to work on. You can find different designs, patterns and shapes for the rubber stamps from your local craft store. You can also purchase some rubber stamps online from the website Addicted to Rubber Stamps. The website has a wide selection of stamps. Some of the categories that you will find there include stamps for holidays, animal stamps, nature, greetings and more. They have over 11,000 rubber stamps to choose from.
- Determine where to emboss. First, spread your velvet fabric on your work area and determine where you want the embossed design to be. You can place plenty of designs and make it into a patter or just work on a space on the fabric. The choice is up to you.
- Arrange the rubber stamp. When you know where you want the design to be, position the stamp face up and put the velvet fabric over it with the wrong side facing you. You must end up with the rubber stamp and the plush side of the velvet fabric connected to each other.
- Start embossing. Prepare your stem iron and then, hold it down on the area where the stamp is. Hold the position for 5 to 8 seconds. When you do this, make sure that you have a steady hand. Avoid shaking so that you can come up with a perfect embossed design. Life the steam iron from the velvet fabric and flip the velvet fabric over to check the design. Now you have embossed velvet.
- Different pieces. You can do this to any velvet fabric that you have. You can emboss velvet curtains, bed covers, pillow cases, scarves and many more. Now you do not have to spend so much money to purchase embossed velvet since you can do it without spending at all.
These are the steps to follow for embossing velvet. You might not do it
perfectly the first time. The key is to have a steady hand and to not
let the velvet burn. You can practice embossing velvet if you have some
velvet fabric scrap pieces at home. Once you get used to it, it will be
easier for you to emboss bigger fabrics.