If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook (it's where are the fun is, you know ;)), you will have seen some velvet goodness happening in my workroom. This is the project... My client contacted me, looking for covers for her couch cushions. She has a leather couch and a largish puppy who was leaving his claw marks on the cushions.
As you can see, her first line of defense was to flip the cushions so the full leather sides were underneath. But, of course, this was not the look she was going for. So, covers were in order. She has a collection of South American textiles and thought that a rich velvet would complement these best. We found a delicious chocolate cotton velvet that was an almost perfect match to her couch!
The fabric was very nice (lots of colors at fabric.com :)) and was a good weight - there was measurable shrinkage, but otherwise, it washed and dried beautifully. We added piping edges to the cushions and made arm covers as well. I made the arm covers extra long, so they would tuck under and be held in place by the back cushions.
Velvet can have a tendency to "creep" against itself when it's being sewn together, but this was minimal with this fabric.
Looks comfy to me!
I hadn't had a chance to work with velvet on this scale before; I think I might need to see what other velvet projects I can come up with :)
Do you have velvet in your home?