What happens when you combine velvet and knit together? You get stretch velvet. It's used for making simple style garments that have a flow-y drape. While this fabric can produce some beautiful results, you need to be careful when working with it. The fibers or nap of the fabric can be damaged or sewn together wrong. Plus, you also have to treat it similar to knit. Because of these issues, many find stretch velvet to be an intimidating fabric to work with, but it doesn't have to be. This video will offer some basic tips so you can jump in and make some lovely garments. The video covers ideal pattern styles, pattern layout, cutting, pressing, sewing and finishing. Stretch velvet can make a basic garment look like a million bucks so consider trying it for your next project.
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