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The luxury of velvet – the softness with durability – makes it a classic for home decor projects.

From drapes in the bedroom to a refinished foot stool in the living room or a newly upholstered love seat with coordinating cushions in the den; there is always a use for velvet. Make your next project extra special with something from these new indoor velvet collections.

Ciara Velvet

The metallic accent in this collection adds a special flare and is on trend for this Fall/Winter 2020 season.

Item# 0906304 | 100% Polyester  | 150cm width 

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Red is an energizing, intense, dynamic colour. It captures attention and is the colour of love. Is red your favourite colour?

Fleece, Flannelette and Brushed Fabrics

Sewing a fuzzy jacket, cozy blanket or some comfy PJ pants? … make it red and make it bold. A red buffalo check is a must-have look for any project.

Feature Fabric:
0374304 True North Flannelette | 100% cotton | 110cm
0264000 Fleece | 100% polyester | 100% polyester | 150cm
0242300 Dimple Chenille | 100% polyester | 150cm
0760000 Plaids | 65% polyester 35% cotton | 150cm

Fashion Prints and Solids

Show your confidence, be courageous and make a powerful statement with a new outfit in this great all season colour.

Feature Fabric:
3381359 Cotton Lycra Knits | 90% cotton 10% spandex | 160cm
3478459 Poly Peach Prints | 100% polyester | 147cm
3472889 Crepe Solids | 95% polyester 5% spandex | 162cm

Craft Prints

There are so many options for your next quilting or crafty sewing project. Red can make a statement or be a fun accent colour.

Feature Fabric:
0649121 Just Basics | 100% cotton | 112cm
650038 Sparkle Blender | 100% cotton | 112cm
0649125 Fruit Stand | 100% cotton | 112cm

Feature Fabric:
0649127 Cara Mia | 100% cotton | 112cm

Notions

Accent an outfit with trim, beads, tassels and more or colour it your way with fabric dye. Stock up on zippers, thread and buttons to add a pop of colour to your next project.

Home Decor – Indoor

Whether in the living room, bedroom or kitchen; stimulate your decor with a pop of red!

Feature Fabric:
0906200 Luxe Velvet | 100% polyester | 145cm
0111522 Renaissance Jacquard | 55% cotton 45% polyester | 150cm
0973 Rosedale Coordinates | 100% cotton | 140cm

Home Decor – Outdoor

Prep now for some new patio decor and bring red outdoor this summer!

Feature Fabric:
0951000 Gallery Decor Solids | 100% polyester | 140cm
0943204 Capri Outdoor Solids | 100% olefin | 140cm
0943 Outdoor Prints | 100% polyester | 140cm

Whether you’re going out on the town or celebrating at home, make a statement and ring in the New Year wearing something luxurious or sparkly … or both!

Sequins, velvet and lace are go-to choices for fancy dresses and evening wear. Pick your favourite pattern and fabric and sew yourself something spectacular just in time to shout HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sequins

Tips For Sewing Sequins

Pick a simple pattern with as few seams as possible.

Identify the “nap” or the direction of the sequins and cut all pieces in the same direction. Cut your pattern pieces from the wrong side, and from a single layer of fabric.

For best results, remove any sequins from the seam allowance by hand before sewing pieces together; particularly if they are large and stiff. You may need to hand sew ‘extra’ sequins along the seam afterwards to cover any blank areas.

Use a needle that’s thin and sharp and keep plenty of extras on hand. A thicker or dull needle can get stuck in the sequins when sewing.

Don’t iron, but do press. Very low heat (remember sequins may melt at high heat), press from the wrong side of your fabric and use a presser cloth (such as a scrap piece of cotton) to protect your sequins. Remember to test on a scrap piece beforehand.

Sequined fabric should always be lined to avoid skin irritation.

Velvet

Tips For Sewing Velvet

Cut all patterns pieces in a single layer. Lay your fabric nap side down and place your pattern pieces on the back to minimize slipping and use a lot of pins.

You want to make sure your pattern pieces are secure and won’t shift when sewing. Again, use a lot of pins or hand baste in place before sewing.

Use only the sew-in type of interfacing if needed.

To press use a towel or scrap fabric to protect the right side of your fabric while you steam the wrong side. Hover with the iron rather than apply any pressure so the velvet isn’t crushed.

Lace

Tips For Sewing Lace

Check your lace fabric for any obvious right and wrong sides. Pay attention to the design elements of your lace and place the pattern pieces to take advantage of the design rather than trying to cut the lace straight across. Cut all patterns pieces in a single layer.

If pins don’t hold the lace pieces together, try small binder clips. Another option would be tailor tacks or a loose basting stitch which can be removed afterwards.

Use a narrow zig zag stitch for the seams. Use a strip of skin coloured fabric to bind the trimmed seam allowance; it will then be almost unnoticeable against your skin. Alternatively, use a French seam.

A traditional choice for nobility, velvet for fashion is more accessible than ever. Woven or knitted, this luxurious and super-soft fabric is the go-to fabric for party season, but is showing up in more casual outfits as well; with smoking jackets, tops and pants! And with it’s warm and cozy feel is perfect for any winter event.

Stretch velvets are particularly rewarding to sew and, although a little tricky to cut and sew without the pile shifting, are a little more forgiving than classic woven velvet.

Woman wearing a lace topped velvet evening dress made using Burda pattern 6483

Item #3387158 Stretch Velvet Solids | 88% polyester 12% spandex | 148cm

Woman wearing a velvet wrap dress made using Vogue patern 9350

Item #3387558 Ice Crushed Velvet | 92% polyester 8% spandex | 153cm

Woman wearing a crushed velvet, ruched dress made using Vogue pattern 1632

Velvet isn’t just for grown-ups… mixed with a matching satin, velvet looks sweet for little ones too.

little girl in a crushed velvet and satin dress using McCalls pattern 7648

Along with solid or crushed stretch velvet, there are additional opulent choices such as burnout, glitter or even embellished with pearls! Be sure to check out the entire selection in stores now.

Item #3136600 Burnout Velvet | 95% polyester 5% spandex | 150cm

While you’re planning your party dress, why not get a head start on gift making for the holidays? This DIY Fringe Scarf, using an assortment of stretch velvet, is an easy, elegant project that all will love.

Velvet Side Chairs

A perfect addition to your decor; velvet fits in almost any room. Our Luxe & Pleated Velvets are upholstery worthy and so great for side chairs, dining chairs or benches.

Velvet Headboards and Bed Frames

Create a bedroom oasis with velvet covered headboards or full bed frames. Velvet adds the perfect mix of luxury and softness; sure to add to a blissful sleep.

Cushions

And of course, cushions, cushions and more cushions!!! Simple back-to-back velvet cushions can be sewn in all sizes and colours for comfy, cozy accessories in every room.

Item #0906200 Luxe Velvet | 100% polyester | 145cm

Item #0906300 Pleated Velvet | 100% polyester | 145cm

Soft greens and blues dominate the ‘Into the Mist’ home decor collection creating an airy look that’s sure to be a favourite. These perennial colour combinations are easy to live with for a relaxing and serene feel.

Room setting with soft greens

Luxurious velvets and rich textures pair with pretty prints in misty colours. Mixed with a hit of bright chartreuse, this collection is timeless.

Into the Mist decor collection fabric stack
Luxe velvets and Aria texture from the Into the Mist decor collection

View the entire collection in stores now.

Into the Mist colourcard

It’s the season for velvet! Burnout, sparkle, crushed and so much more are luxurious choices for this pretty DIY Fringed Scarf.  Pick all your favourites of this trendy fabric and make fancy gifts for someone special…like yourself!

Featured items:

  • 5109006 Chainette Fringe
  • 3136400 Burnout Velvet
  • 3387500 Crushed Velvet
  • 3387158 Solid Velvet

Download printable instructions here.