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Make Crushed Velvet | Insider Video

Learn how to make crushed velvet by steaming the fabric.

Crushed velvet has a luscious texture, and you can make it yourself.  In this Insider video, Kenneth D. King shows you how.

Start with a silk, rayon, or silk-rayon blend velvet. Twist the fabric to establish an array of irregular creases, then steam it for 20 minutes. Unwind the yardage and let it air dry. Voilà, you have created crinkled velvet.

Try making a skirt, easy-fitting tunic, or a cape with the textured fabric.

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  1. user-7038095 | | #1

    Hi Kenneth
    Thanks for the tutorial on making crushed velvet. Can't wait to try this technique and make a waistcoat with it.

  2. ElisabethL | | #2

    How do you care for the fabric without having the crushing come out?

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    sunnylutz | | #3

    I think I missed something. The fabric did not seem wet when it was removed but it look like there was boiling water in the pot. Was the fabric wet or was there something in the pot to prevent the fabric from touching the water?

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