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Pretty Velvet Pouches




These slim velvet sacks are sure to make a good impression -- they're imprinted with delicate patterns from evergreen sprigs. Easily sewn from ribbon and thread, they're perfect for glasses, knitting needles, or a camera. 


  • Gray velvet ribbons, 50 mm
  • Brown velvet ribbons, 24 mm
  • Purple velvet ribbons, double-faced, 75 mm


  1. Step 1

    Lay a sprig of greenery (we used cedar, but any sturdy evergreen will work) on a hard, heatproof surface. 

  2. Step 2

    Position synthetic velvet on top, nap side down (velvet in picture is double-faced), and hold iron on it for 15 to 20 seconds. 

  3. Step 3

    Stitch the sides closed, leaving a flap to close the pouch. 

Martha Stewart Living, February 2011



Reviews (6)

  • owlover1 3 Mar, 2011

    I got the same craft yesterday and today...did anybody else?

  • Tasis 3 Mar, 2011

    Jouously - Of course you're right. The photo isn't as crisp as an auto-enlargement would be, but it definitely helps!

  • joyously 2 Mar, 2011

    I don't know about you all but on the bottom task bar on the right side there's a sort of spy glass with 100% after it. If you click he spy glass it'll enlarge the whole page alng ewith the image you want to see enlarged. If you click o the little arrow to the right of the100% you can custom enlarge to whatever. To go back to normal just go back. to the 100%.

  • Tasis 2 Mar, 2011

    I agree about the photos. It would be a real plus to be able to enlarge most of the craft-a-day images. I see comments like this on a lot of the projects. I love the idea of using items from nature! Usually the velvet embossing involves rubber stamps - lots of those projects on this site which might provide more help.

  • JazzleBug 2 Mar, 2011

    Oh, wow! These are gorgeous. I'm looking forward to making a slip for my glasses.

  • jiosorio 2 Mar, 2011

    It would be great if the photo could be enlarged. I had no idea what the sprigs were about--I thought I was just looking at velvet shimmer.