Silk/Rayon Velvet 45" / 55"

Silk/Rayon Velvet  45" / 55"
4.70 star rating 4.70 ( 51 review )
Product Details 1-9 10+ Bolts
Silk/Rayon Velvet 45" $18.69 17.55 16.65/yd.
Silk/Rayon Velvet 55" $21.39 20.05 18.89/yd.
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Fantastic! That's all I can say. Fabric has two sides, a soft rayon pile on the face with a silk chiffon back. Can be immersion dyed or easily painted on the chiffon back side. Simple painting techniques work the best. Can be used for the Devore technique. See it elsewhere for $20 - $40 yd.

Fabric Details

  • 18% silk, 82% rayon
  • 5.4 oz per square yard
  • You can dye this with our Fiber Reactive Dyes
  • We found that this shrinks 11% in Length and 6% in Width disclaimer
  • Available in cut yardage (bulk discounts levels at 10+ yds.) and 35 yard bolts in the 55" and 34 yard bolts in the 45"
  • Machine wash in any temperature water

Remember, bolts vary! They can be over or under - we charge you for the actual yardage. If you need very specific yardage, order cut yardage.

There are a few things you should know about our fabrics...

Made in: CHINA (CN)


Silk Velvet Flower Bouquet and Headband

Silk Velvet Flower Bouquet and Headband

Velvet Flower Corsage and Headband

a Dharma featured tutorial

Hand made items always carry more weight and sentiment than store bought. We will show you how to make easy and gorgeous silk velvet flowers and add them to other projects. Silk flower making may sound difficult, but it isn't! The results are lovely, and the flowers last forever! In this tutorial we show you how to make a velvet flower bouquet and a headband with a flower. Nothing beats handmade!


Let's get started!

What you'll need

Pre-wash your fabric and if you wish, dye it your favorite color with easy Bread Bag Dyeing.

First you need to create a template you can use to trace and cut out the shape of flower petals. Start by positioning the piece of 8.5" x 11" paper so the 11" side is facing you. Use the ruler to measure a 1/2 inch up from the bottom of the left hand side of the paper and make a small mark. Then, use the ruler and measure 1 1/2 inches up from the bottom of the right hand side of the paper and make a small mark. Use the ruler to draw a straight line connecting the two marks you just made on the two edges.

Next, use the bottlecap to create the petals. Moving left to right, position the bottle cap so the line you made is going directly through the middle of the cap. Then trace the top half of the cap to make a semi-circle over the line. Continue tracing petals down the line until you reach the edge of the paper. Use scissors to cut out the outline you just created. You now have a panel of petals you can trace onto your fabric.

Use bottle cap to accurately make the same arch

Cut out your arch petals

Lay out a yard of fabric. Position the petal outline you created at the base of the fabric so that the smaller semi-circles are on the left hand side. Then use the sharpie to trace the outline of your petals onto the fabric.

Use this to trace onto your fabric

Next, move the panel down to the end of the outline you just traced onto the fabric. This time you are going to flip the petal outline so that the shorter semi-circles are on the right hand side. The idea is to create an outline where the petals become larger as they move towards the middle of the fabric:

It should look something like this

Cut out the fabric below the sharpie line so there is no black marker left on the piece you cut out.

Repeat the above steps so you have two strips of petals to work with:

At least two strips of petals works best

Stagger the two strips on top of one another so that the center of the semicircles on the top strip are laid over the valley of the semicircles on the bottom strip. Here's a photo to better show what we mean:

Stagger the peak of the petals with the valleys of the other strip of petals

Using a needle and thread, sew a running stitch at the base to connect the two petal panels together. Tie off the end of the thread once you've reached the edge.

Running stitch the base of the two pieces together

Take the two panels and begin to roll them up to form the shape of the flower, slowly adjusting the petals as you go. Make sure to roll the panels up so that the velvet side is facing in.

Roll your fabric with velvet facing in

Keep going until you have formed the shape of a flower. It may take some time to adjust and get the right shape. Depending on how you roll it, the final result may look more like a rose or like a carnation. To keep the flower from coming apart, sew the base of the petals together.

Adjust petals as you go and it should look like this

These flowers can be sewn onto anything you'd like! We decided to add them to one of our cotton bunchies to create a corsage, and onto a headband.

Simple corsage idea

Simple headband idea

Average Customer Review
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3 star rating
I don't know if this is only the recent batch but this velvet listing used to be quite plush. I recently had to order a swatch just to see what the difference was and it is quite a big one-- the rayon pile is shorter and more sparse. It's still a lovely velvet but too thin for my needs.
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15 of 15 users found this review helpful.

1 star rating
This velvet was thin--not like the velvet we had purchased from Dharma in the past. It was very disappointing because we were using it for arashi shibori and lost most of the pattern in our design and one of the scarves we made had a big hole in the fabric and is not usable. This velvet had worked well in the past for us but it is not what it used to be--very disappointed.
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26 of 28 users found this review helpful.

5 star rating
Thick Pile that will re-fluff in the washing machine and dryer. Takes dye great albeit some dyes can be tricky and streaky but the velvet texture is very camouflaging of these oopsies. I have had success using procion Dupont and acid dyes on this fabric. The pile is Rayon and the ground fabric is silk. Very drapy and ideal for bias cut and Period Historical garments. There is about 10 - 20 percent shrinkage when washed in tepid water and no heat fluff dried in a dryer. I seriously recomment prewashing prior to cutting for garments.I love to tub dye and tie dye this velvet and have even tried using the burnout velvet fluid to make my own designs (not very successful yet) But seriously at this price you can't beat it from any other competitor -- if you buy it by the bolt! My first bolt I split three ways with friends to help me afford it .... and then I came back for more!
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5 of 6 users found this review helpful.

5 star rating
Took the dye beautifully.
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2 of 3 users found this review helpful.

1 star rating
I've shopped at Dharma for a long time and never come across such a low quality product. The pile is so low it feels tacky like velveteen rather than soft like velvet and the backing has the synthetic feel and shiny look of polyester. If you're looking for a soft velvet definitely look elsewhere.
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