Rated 3 out of 5 by 2
Rated 3 out of 5 by meringuedesigns too stretchy
I am a VERY experienced sewer but this fabric had me swearing. I used a walking foot and pinned like crazy but still this fabric moved and shifted as if it were chiffon! It's too stretchy and the backing is more like a tricot. I can't believe my pillow even turned out half way decent. I thought I was buying a cotton velvet but now I see it was a polyester velvet. Grrrrr.
April 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MrsPursuitofHandyness The description should note that this is a knit.
I am a beginner sewer so I rely heavily on the description of a fabric before ordering. It states it's upholstery velvet which leads me to assume that the backing is a woven fabric. The velvet is backed by a stretchy knit. I would have returned had I not waited much too long for standard shipping. I've never sewn a knit before so it was a challenge and I had to go out and buy a needle just to sew my pillow shams. I used invisible zippers so it was difficult to keep my fabric from bunching up.
The price was right but I would have liked to know that this was a knit and not like most "upholstery" fabric.
February 9, 2014