Velvet is a luxurious and elegant fabric known for its soft and plush texture. With a variety of colors, velvet can elevate the elegance and glamour of any project you create.

This beautiful fabric is not just for garments or furniture. You can also use it to DIY small accessories like headbands, book covers, or planters. To discover more DIY projects using velvet fabric, let's read the article and acquire inspiration!

9 Creative DIY Projects Using Velvet Fabric

Now, let's start exploring the world of DIY projects using velvet fabric. Read on, and choose your next crafting adventure with velvet!

Velvet Pillowcase

Velvet pillowcases are luxurious and elegant accessories for your bed or sofa. They can enhance the look and feel of your bedroom and living room in no time.

  • Measure your pillow and add an extra inch to each side for the seam allowance.
  • Cut two velvet pieces according to your measurements.
  • Pin the two pieces around the edges with the right sides facing each other.
  • Stitch along the three sides using a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Don't forget to leave one side open.
  • Turn the pillowcase right sides out and insert your pillow through the open side.
  • Finally, sew along the open side to close the pillowcase.

Now, you have successfully made your velvet pillowcase. You can enjoy your cozy new cushion.

Bench Seat Cover

Velvet is a perfect fabric for bench seats. Due to its softness, velvet makes sitting more comfortable.

  • To make a velvet seat cover, first measure your seat and add an extra 30cm to both the length and the width. 
  • Cut the velvet according to the measurements and lay it on the floor with the right side down.
  • Then, place the seat on the velvet, upside down.
  • Starting on a short side, pull up the velvet and secure it to the seat base with a staple gun. 
  • Repeat this step on the other three sides, and your velvet cover is ready to use!

Shopping Bag

Instead of regular cotton or polyester, you can try velvet to make your shopping bag more stylish and elegant.

Start by preparing an 88cm x 54cm velvet piece and sew a 4cm hem along the long edge. Fold the piece in half with the right sides together, thus creating a 44cm x 50cm bag. Stitch along the bottom and one side.

For the handle, cut two strips of 80cm long and 38mm wide canvas heading tape. Sew the ends of one strip onto the outside of the bag. Finally, turn the bag right sides out to finish your velvet shopping bag.

Velvet Headband

Headbands are excellent hair accessories for many occasions. Using velvet to make headbands is an attractive way to express your personal style.

  • Prepare a plain headband and measure its length.
  • Cut a velvet strip or prepare a velvet ribbon. Make sure it is long enough to cover the whole headband.
  • Apply a dab of glue to one end of the headband. Then, press one end of the velvet strip to the glue firmly and let it dry.
  • Now, wrap the strip around the headband slowly. Keep the fabric tight and smooth to avoid wrinkles.
  • After wrapping, glue the other end of the strip and trim the excess fabric. Don't forget to let the glue dry completely.

Velvet Bow Tie

To make a velvet bow tie easily and quickly, you can try fabric glue or a glue gun.

  • Prepare two velvet pieces: one larger piece for the bow tie and a small strip to wrap around the center.
  • Fold the larger piece in half with the right sides inside.
  • Use glue to secure the fabric edges together, leaving one edge open.
  • After the glue has dried, turn the larger piece right-side out to reveal the bow tie shape.
  • Then, wrap the small strip around the bow tie center and secure it with glue.
  • Trim any excess fabric and adjust the bow tie shape if necessary.
  • Finally, glue a bow tie clip to the back of the bow tie. And your unique bow tie is now finished!

Velvet Choker

Apart from velvet headbands and bow ties, you can also make a velvet choker. The process of making it is quite straightforward.

To start, measure and cut a velvet strip or ribbon according to the circumference of your neck. Next, use pliers to place the clasp on both ends of the strip or ribbon. Instead of jewelry clasps, you can tie the strip in a ribbon and coat the end with clear nail polish to prevent fraying.

Velvet Book Covers

Give your books and notebooks an elegant makeover by making velvet book covers. Follow these steps carefully to create your own book cover:

  • Open your book and measure the width and length you need.
  • Cut the velvet according to your measurements. Remember to leave at least an extra inch of velvet on each side.
  • Apply the glue evenly to the front cover of your book. Then, flip the book and press the front cover firmly to the wrong side of the velvet.
  • Repeat the process to the book spine and back cover.
  • Wrap the excess fabric over the edges of the covers and glue them down inside.
  • Allow the glue to dry completely.

After making this gorgeous book cover, you can also embellish it with small accessories to further enhance its look.

DIY Napkin Rings

Making these napkin rings is easy and cost-effective. All you need are several extra curtain rings, velvet ribbon, scissors, and fabric glue.

  • To start, remove any eyelet screws in the curtain rings. If your rings don't have eyelet screws, just pass this step.
  • Then, glue one end of the velvet ribbon to the ring and start wrapping the ribbon around the ring. Make sure the ribbon overlaps to cover the entire ring.
  • When wrapping the ribbon, pull it tight and secure the end with glue.
  • Make a small velvet bow for the ring and secure it with glue. Remember to let the glue dry completely before using the ring.
  • Repeat these steps and make napkin rings in different colors.

These DIY napkin rings are perfect for adding glamour and color to your dinner table, whether it's for an everyday meal or a special occasion.

DIY Velvet Planters

Why not bring a touch of elegance to your plants with these DIY velvet planters? More sustainably, you can start by repurposing tin cans as planters.

Though velvet fabric is a little expensive, velvet ribbons are budget-friendly. They come in a variety of colors and widths. You just need to wrap these ribbons around the planter and secure them with a glue gun. And your one-of-the-kind planter is complete! 


Now, you've learned nine different DIY projects using velvet fabric. These projects all offer you a luxurious and elegant touch, from hair accessories to home decor.

So, grab your velvet fabric and start creating a project with your unique style!

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