How to Make an Embellished Ribbon Denim Jacket
Designer Mary O'Neil demonstrates how to embellish jackets, jeans and scarves with embossable velvet ribbon.
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Velvet No-Sew Scarf
Plan on making several of these fast scarf projects. They make great gifts.
1-1/2 to 2 yards of 4" wide Embossable Velvet Ribbon
20" of 1/4" wide Red Line or Tacky Tape
Mod Blocks #T425 Hot Potatoes rubber stamp
9" beaded trim
1. Emboss the entire length of ribbon and remove the wire.
2. Cut the ends to be perfectly straight. Fold the bottom edge of the ribbon under twice and secure with the tape so that no rough edges are exposed.
3. Cut the beaded trim in half and apply tape to the ribbon edge of the beaded trim.
4. Attach the beaded trim to the wrong side of the scarf.
How to emboss:
Note: Rayon acetate velvet is absolutely the best. Silk and rayon work but are tricky to deal with; avoid nylon, polyester or washable velvets. Use big, bold, Hot Potatoes stamps. Little detailed stamps get lost in the plush velvet. Hot Potatoes are made with special glue that allows them to take the heat process. The velvet will hold up to dry-cleaning.
1. Lightly mist the wrong side of the fabric.
2. Place the stamp image rubber side up on your work surface or ironing board.
3. Lay the fabric right side down against the stamp image.
4. Press the iron (set on high) to the fabric and press down.
5. Count to 20 and lift the iron up carefully. If there is any dampness, press again, but never touch or move fabric.
6. Hold the iron over the entire stamp surface and avoid letting the steam holes hit the design areas. They will make an impression as well. To avoid this you can place a press cloth or even tin foil or paper where steam holes might interfere with the design.
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