I've been wanting to make this pin for a while. Essentially it's adding your favorite quote to a pashmina, but I wanted to change it up a little since I already have so many of those. Instead, I found some jersey in the remnant bin at JoAnn and tried out the same idea on an infinity scarf:
|Man, I've been wearing that tan sweater a lot.|
a scarf or a long piece of fabric
newspaper or cardboard
needle & thread
First, find a quote/lyric/poem to add to your scarf. I used this one:
Once you've picked your words, it's time to prepare the fabric. (If you're using a ready-made scarf, you can skip to the next step.) I used jersey because I wanted a thin, lightweight scarf. My remnant was already 60" long, so I left that dimension alone and cut the width down to 13".
Next, put down some newspaper or cardboard to protect your writing surface. Fabric markers tend to bleed and we don't want any mishaps on the dining room table. If your markers are new (like mine were), you'll have to press the nib until the paint comes down. Just to warn you, it's slow.
Now you can write! For the best coverage, apply medium pressure and take your time. Don't press too hard, or you'll just pull the fabric along with you.
If I ever do this project again, I think I'll try a sturdier material. Jersey is SO soft that I couldn't move the marker across the fabric very well. I ended up making 936,234 little dots to form the letters and get decent coverage. Here's a close-up:
Finally, sew the short ends of the fabric together (unless you're in the ready-made scarf group, in which case you're done!). You can do this with a machine if you want, but I didn't feel like fighting that battle so I did it the old fashioned way. It took less than 10 minutes.
And that's it! Not difficult, though I would recommend using a different fabric next time. The dots got old fast.
Have you ever made a scarf? Infinity or otherwise? Maybe you've added some fun quotes to other things? If you did this project, what would your wording be?
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