Make a Tufted Velvet Flower Pillow as Good as Urban Outfitters

Tufted velvet flower pillow project
Photo by Holly Wade

I have a pillow problem. Anywhere I go, I instantly want to look at the pillow section and leave with an armful of pillows I DON'T NEED. It never stops me, and one of my favorite places to pillow shop is Urban Outfitters, which is where I stumbled upon these velvet flower pillows with tassels. Since velvet is my go-to fabric this time of year, I fell in love with the pillows and decided to practice self-restraint, telling myself I could make one and save a few bucks. Continue Reading

Wanted: Green Velvet Upholstery Fabric

created at: 2009-08-01

I’m on the hunt for this exact color of green velvet upholstery fabric. The velvet studio sofa is from Nate Berkus’ furniture collection for the The Home Shopping Network. Other photos of this piece don’t look like the green in this photo. I’m specifically looking for this deep shade of green velvet.

created at: 2009-08-01

Check out the gray velvet sofa–lucky for me I have yards and yards of gray velvet just waiting to cover some unsuspecting frame. However, I’m just loving this color of green and would like to staple something right on up. Continue Reading

How to Emboss Velvet

Embossing velvet is one of those things that looks difficult, but it really couldn’t be easier. Why might you want to attempt such a thing? Well, it’s a great way to add some flair to a luxurious yet somewhat stodgy textile.

created on: 01/23/09

What you need:

  • velvet
  • an iron
  • a rubber stamp with a design you’d like to emboss upon the velvet

 What you do:

Heat the iron to the appropriate temperature. My velvet was a polyester blend, so I set my temp to ‘polyester’. Continue Reading