Don’t you hate having so-so things in your closet? Not quite awful enough to give away, but not awesome enough to wear either?
This scarf was that so-so thing in my closet. A be-fringed pashmina in a lovely shade of turquoise that was getting no love whatsoever. I can’t even remember the last time I wore it. Probably ages ago.
But add in some fabric paint, craft foam and 2 minutes on the sewing machine and I had a new, printed infinity scarf an hour. It’s silly how easy it was. Makes me really think I should have done it earlier.
Now I have a lovely scarf that’s perfect for lounging around on Sundays. You know, for drinking coffee and hanging out. Perfect Sunday activities.
This little beauty is printed all over with a simple arrow shape. A little dynamic. A little hipster. I wanted something subtle so I went for a turquoise fabric paint (you can see the colour on this pillow project) so that it kinda blends. Maybe I should have gone for something that stood out more. Hmmm…
Confession time. this is my first ever infinity scarf. Ever. I know, I think everyone and their dog must have a few pairs by now. So I’m a little late to the party.
Looks all like too much hassle to do on your own? Why not come to my printing class and I can help you through (I know, shameless plug there – sorry people!)
Make your own printed infinity scarf
You will need:
an old scarf, or some spare fabric cut to 3 yards x 1 yard (or 3 metres x 1 metres)
sewing machine, thread
1. Get you material ready. For me that meant cutting the fringe off my scarf and using a zigzag stitch to stop the sides from fraying.
Decide on a simple shape for your pattern. Cut this out of craft foam using a craft knife. I cut two shapes (but only ended up using one).
2. Print on your fabric. Apply even pressure as you press the craft foam on the fabric. Follow the instructions for the fabric paint to set the paint.
3. Fold the fabric in half, printed side on the inside. Match the raw edges and sew using a medium straight stitch (I used my machine’s 2 setting) using a 1″ (2.5 cm) seam allowance.
4. That’s it – you’re done. Wear on lazy Sundays. Accessorise with lots of coffee.