Showing posts with label scarf. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scarf. Show all posts

Monday, August 25, 2014

DRESS CODE: Tulip Tie Dye Watercolor Scarf

Tulip Tie Dye Watercolor Scarves via homework - carolynshomework (12)Friends, I have such a fun project to share with you today. As part of the Tulip Tie Dye Your Summer fashion team, I’m demonstrating Tulip Tie Dye but not in the traditional sense. When you think of tie dye, you think fun t-shirts with spirals of bright colors. I used Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye which is America’s favorite tie dye, to create fashionable scarves in a watercolor effect.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sew and Tell: blanket scarf with fabric flowers

I jumped on two bandwagons with this project – a cowl neck scarf and scorched fabric flowers.

I started with a piece of fleece blanket leftover from covering our dog’s bed. The blanket was on sale for $2.99 and after finishing the dog bed, the piece I had leftover was the perfect size to make a scarf. I also used fabric from my stash for the flowers and beads from some old bracelets.

The scarf seemed a little too plain, so I thought it would be the perfect time to try out another hot craft (no pun intended) – fabric flowers with burned or scorched edges.

To make the fabric flowers you simply cut out circles using a synthetic satiny type fabric making each circle a little smaller. I cut about seven circles using a cream colored satin fabric and very wide copper colored organza ribbon.

Hold your circles close to a candle flame or use a long barbeque lighter. I tried both methods and found the candle flame left more black scorch marks but was easier to control since you have both hands. Turn your circle until all the edges are slightly melted and start to curl.

Caution: the edges of the synthetic fabric melt and are very hot and sometimes catch on fire. This is a project to do near a sink or outside. Also, I used tongs to hold the smaller circles to the flame.

Sew your circles together and add beads or buttons to the middle.

Here’s a nice tutorial with photos of the process.

From a $2.99 blanket to a dog bed and a scarf.

This project is linked to the following:

       handmade projects Childmade  A Crafty Soiree giveaways