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25 Velvet Crafts: Bring a Touch of Luxury to Your Creativity

Velvet crafts: When ‘make do and mend’ meets ‘make do and make fabulous!

Velvet! It’s not just for armchairs and smoking jackets. It’s an undeniably captivating fabric. Its softness, the way it catches the light, and its decadent array of colours make it an incredibly tactile and visually appealing material. And velvet can elevate your creations to a new level of elegance and glamour in crafting.

Here’s a secret: you don’t need to break the bank with this touch of luxury. Tiny velvet ribbons or those free fabric swatches you acquire can add a posh spice to your projects.

Not long ago, I found myself knee-deep in velvet swatches, all because I fancied a new velvet sofa for my living room. After much deliberation, a spicy paprika orange number stole my heart.

But what about the leftover swatches, you ask? Well, they didn’t end up in the bin, that’s for sure.

Let’s not forget about my velvet curtains and the scraps they left behind. Those scraps were destined for greatness, and they’ve been reincarnated as some smashing craft creations.

25 velvet crafts and DIYs pin

Velvet is truly a magical fabric to work with. Whether using swatches, ribbons, or leftover scraps, it promises a gratifying tactile crafting experience that results in wonderfully unique and elegant crafts.

So, why not incorporate velvet into your crafting routine and see the magic unfold?

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Other Fabric Craft Ideas

Take a peek at our diverse leather projects for an added dose of inspiration, similar to our velvet crafts, each promising to infuse luxury into your home and gifting.

The site is teeming with further fabric craft ideas, like these tartan projects that effortlessly bring a Scottish aura to your crafting.

Plus, let’s not neglect the potential of repurposing old clothes for your creations! Browse our ideas for breathing new life into old denim and creatively repurposing old sweaters.


Friday 18th of August 2023

Velvet is such a luxurious fabric to work with Claire. Thank you for sharing your velvet crafts round-up at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring this post at tonight's party and pinning too. Hugs, Kerryanne

Claire Armstrong

Friday 18th of August 2023

Thank you, the fabric does add a bit of luxury to crafting. Look forward to seeing the feature.

Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

Thursday 10th of August 2023

I love the look of velvet in my home decor! I'll be featuring your post on tomorrow's Crafty Creators. Thanks for sharing, & I hope to see you there!

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 10th of August 2023

That's awesome, I look forward to seeing it. Thank you.

Becky ~ The Vixens Den

Monday 7th of August 2023

Wow! What a wonderful collection of inspiring projects! I had no idea that I could emboss velvet myself. I have all kinds of ideas for Christmas gifts now! Thank you so much for sharing at Whimsy Home Wednesday. I'm so excited to feature you in this week's link party!

Claire Armstrong

Tuesday 8th of August 2023

Thank you. Yes, I can't wait to try some embossing on velvet too!

Cara ~ Vintage Style Gal

Thursday 3rd of August 2023

So many wonderful ideas here with velvet Claire! We love using velvet in our home, we had curtains made for our living room, and I love how they keep the heat out in the summer, and the cold out in the winter. I still have some left over fabric, I would love to try one of your crafts here. Thank you for sharing with Whimsy Home Wednesday!

Claire Armstrong

Tuesday 8th of August 2023

Thank you, I do have made lots of velvet crafts from the fabric leftover from my velvet curtains.

Julie Briones

Tuesday 1st of August 2023

Thank you so much for featuring two of my velvet projects! Love all the ideas! Pinned!

Claire Armstrong

Tuesday 1st of August 2023

Thank you, you're welcome. I love your crafts.