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.
Tools and Materials
Fabric adhesive, such as Fabri-Tac
Bells or beads
1. Cut a piece of velvet to 4 by 4 inches, and place it facedown on an ironing board. With a hot iron, press a piece of interfacing on the back of the velvet. Place a rubber stamp with the design of your choice on the ironing surface with the outline facing up. Place the velvet, pile side down, on top of the stamp. Spray lightly with water, and press with the iron set on high. Hold the iron steady for 30 seconds.
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.
We used stamps from Stampworx (800-998-7826) and the Great American Stamp Store (203-221-1229).