Saturday, December 10th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Soft and luxurious, velvet can nonetheless be difficult to work with. The professionals have ways to ease the pain and Leslie Mayfarth is here to let us in on their secrets.
We will make a scarf or small drawstring bag while learning to stitch it up. And once our seams and casings are perfect, we'll embellish with rubber stamp presses.
Topics covered include:
myths/urban legends about sewing velvet
direction of nap on a garment
interfacing, pros and cons
pockets, zippers, piping
pressing and pressing equipment
cutting pattern pieces on velvet
nap to nap vs back to back
chalking out pattern pieces
scissors vs rotary cutters
how to handle the fabric while sewing
imprinting velvet with stamps
address individual velvet issues
Velvet – yardage is good, but scraps are fine too.
10% off fabric purchases at Nob Hill Fabrics for this class.
We have silk/rayon velvet in black and brown with remnants in a variety of colors.
Sewing machine, needles, thread scissors.
Rubber stamps (optional)
Please call us at Nob Hill Fabrics (266-0674) or email (email@example.com) to sign up.