The Beautiful Conundrum of 10 Yards of Black Velvet

The odd part of social distancing is that ordering online is that sometimes in order to get what you want, you have to get it in odd amounts. Recently, I ordered some black velvet, and in order to get it shipped I had to get 10 yards (thank heavens for coupons) of the stuff.

Light Switch Kept in Frame to Help You Understand the Scale of The Bolt

And now, here it is, in my house. I needed enough for a waistcoat that I had been fantasizing about for a while now. Though I will say that this fantasizing has come mostly from watching one Ms. Rachel Makey, who is 100% the most relatable sewing You Tubber I have seen to date*.

So, I’ll cut my waistcoat and then…. I don’t know. It’s a beautiful, blank canvass. And one that I don’t want to waste.

Sadly, however my brain is a bit stuck. I have plenty of ideas for what to do with the inevitable cabbage that I will create, but I don’t know what to do with the extra yardage.

In the meantime here are my cabbage ideas:

  • Pencil case – like an art brush style for my nicer markers and pens
  • Watercolor tube pouch – like a shoe tree but for my new paints
  • Fancy detached cuffs for my hands/arms – in a Gothic inspired style

Of course, depending on how well I can fit my pieces I may not have enough for all of these ideas.

*Though I will confess to also very much enjoying the content of Bernadette Banner as well, but I find her work a little bit intimidating. Shes just so knowledgeable.


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