Velvet garland for the holidays

velvet christmas garland close up of velvet garland stocking that garland was made to complement

I purchased some velvet stockings a few years ago and decided to make a matching velvet garland for the fireplace. I used fabric glue to attach the leaves and then added some wooden beads for the berries. I backed it with a red polka dot fabric so that I can use it for valentines day or for a birthday party. This only requires minimal sewing skills and is really fun to make.


  • fabric or the front and a contrasting fabric for back.
  • fabric for leaves
  • red beads to use as berries
  • brown embroidery floss
  • decorative ribbon for hanging
  • fabric glue

pattern piece for velvet garland

Step 1.

Figure out how many pieces you will need to cover the area you want to hang it.  Then cut out the amount of pieces you will need from the velvet, or whatever fabric you choose, then an equal amount from a contrasting fabric for the back.

put some fabric glue on the back of the leaves place the leaves on the velvet garland pieces as shown

Step 2.

Put fabric glue on the back of each leaf. Place it on the velvet garland pieces as shown.
make a line using embroidery floss. Start at the leaf and then stitch to the top of garland piece

Step 3.

Sew a line with embroidery floss starting at the top of each piece and working your way down to the leaves.(I used two strands)

sew two wooden beads at the top of leaves

Step 4.

Sew two wooden beads at the top of the leaves as shown.  Be sure to secure it at the back with a knot so they will stay on.

stitch along middle of each leaf as shown

Step 5.

Stitch down the center of each leaf with embroidery floss as shown. (I used two strands)

pin your back pieces to your front pieces, right sides together. stitch around the edges as using a quarter inch seam allowance and leaving the top open turn each piece to the outside and press the back

Step 6.

Place front and back pieces together (right sides together) and pin.  Stitch around edges using a quarter inch seam allowance. Leave top open.  Turn to outside and press the edges from the back.

press under a quarter inch on the top of garland piece Stitch the top of each piece as shown

Step 7.

Press under a quarter inch all around the top and then stitch it close to the edge as shown.

lay out garland pieces and pin in place stitch the ribbon to the garland pieces. Stitch along top and bottom of decorative ribbon make a loop at each end of decorative ribbon and stitch

Step 8.

Lay out garland pieces and pin the ribbon to the top of each one. Carefully stitch the ribbon to the garland pieces. I stitched along top and bottom of the decorative ribbon. Make a loop at the ends and stitch.  To reverse it for another occasion just glue or stitch another ribbon to the back of the first so the stitching doesn’t show.  For Valentines day you could just take off the bells and sew on hearts.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.