I was dying to try out Blender but other tutorials were a steep learning curve. HeathenX came up with the goods and, as usual, I found his tutorial easy to follow.
My text wouldn’t behave properly in the import to Blender from my Inkscape path so I edited text directly in Blender.
I got the red velvet texture from the same source cgtextures.com
It does look almost exactly like the tutorial example (on purpose) so I changed the text so you know I’m not cheating.