Crushing on Velvet

Our new velvets will have you going weak at the knees.  If you want some velvet sewing inspiration why not check out my Pinterest board. Or keep reading to see my favourite velvet sewing patterns and top tips for sewing with velvet….

We have a wonderfully rich crushed velvet jersey available in Rust, Saffron, Champagne and Chocolate.

We have also added 3 new limited edition colours to our plain Carlotta velvet jersey range Navy, Grey and Olive.

Here are my top Velvet sewing patterns for this season…
The Agnes top would look great made in a velvet, wear in to work under a jacket then come 6pm whip it off and head to the bar!
Tilly and the buttons Agnes top sewing pattern
If you fancy a bang on trend outfit update make this Rowan bodysuit in velvet and tuck it into high waisted jeans. (If you are as old as me you may remember this trend first time round, could you go back there??)
Megan Nielsen Rowan Bodysuit and Tee (Beginner)
How cool would a bomber jacket be in velvet??? The Rigel Bomber would be perfect with the option to add in contrast should trims, our Metallic Faux Leather would be perfect!! 
Papercut patterns Rigel Bomber (Intermediate)
A velvet party dress should be on everyone’s list and the Turner Dress has just the right amount of swing to it.
Cashmerette Turner dress pattern
Here are my Top Tips for sewing with velvet
  • Velvet has a pile or nap. Make sure when you cut out your fabric that the pile faces the same way on all the pieces. Traditionally the pile should run down the fabric but this season in Max Mara I saw velvet with the pile running giving a more light reflecting sheen. Well if it’s good enough for Max Mara ….. 
  • Because of the pile velvet has a tenancy to ‘walk’ while sewing. Just make sure you use lots of pins or even tack it is place before you sew.
  • If you have an overlocker these jersey velvets will breeze through, if not don’t worry just make sure you use a jersey needle and a stretch stitch or narrow, long zig zag so the threads don’t break.
  • If you iron your velvet make sure you use a coolish iron and a pressing cloth or piece of muslin to protect your velvet from steam burn. Ask me how I know about this one!
Happy sewing xxx

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