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Project

Embossed Velvet Stockings

With its plush texture and luxuriant sheen, velvet adds an aura of opulence to even the simplest items. In this project, an embossed velvet trim enhances a Christmas stocking with an extra measure of festiveness.

Materials

  • Velvet
  • Rubber stamps
  • Interfacing
  • Fabric adhesive, such as Fabri-Tac
  • Bells or beads
  • Pressing cloth

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Interfacing

  2. Step 2

    Apply the fabric adhesive to the back of the embossed piece of velvet, and attach to the stocking. Hold in place for a few seconds and allow to dry. Embellish with bells or beads.

Source
Martha Stewart Living Television

Reviews (5)

  • 12 Dec, 2010

    Is there a video or more detailed instructions somewhere? Thanks for any info...

  • 2 Apr, 2008

    DEAR REDPEBS
    The item you are looking for is called a Velvet Pin Board. The run in size from 4X12 ($57.75) up to 8X36 ($346.00) Just copy this address into your browser and it will take you right to a web site that sells them. They are at the bottom of this page.
    http://www.greenberg-hammer.com/store.asp?CatID=42

  • 13 Jan, 2008

    I, too, had difficulty finding the pad that Martha used to iron the velvet, but after a lot of research I found something called a Velvaboard. I finally found a couple of places online that sell them. Just do a google search on Velvaboard and you should find some places online to purchase them from. They are $20-25 for a 9"X19" pad.

  • 11 Jan, 2008

    I love this idea.. I have run into a snag. I am trying to find the pad that Martha used on the show to keep the velvet from being flattened. It had "thousands" of little pin tips. Can anyone help with the "technical" name or where one could be ordered.
    Thanks a million.

  • 7 Jan, 2008

    I think this is such an elegant method to tie my holiday decorations together. I am planning on using this in stockings, tree skirt and table runner. The only trouble I am having is locating the specialized board I will need to iron the velvet. Is there anyone out there that could point me in the right direction?