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Fabric Rescue: Ironing Velvet

CircleCloakIroning and pressing is one of my weaker seamstress skills, and no where is that more evident than when working with velvet! One of my very first sewing projects was a huge circle cloak for a Teen Titans: Raven cosplay, and dear Reader, I will be honest: I ironed it not a lot. I did little but press the seams, and was not entirely satisfied that they could have come out crisper.

But how do you properly iron and press velvet without crushing the beautiful nap? Answer: a needle board! This will allow you to put the fabric nap down and iron to your heart’s content.

There, a little one-off fabric rescue post to get you started on the weekend!

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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