- Scarfs (I have to make myself NOT wear one at least once a week so people don't start thinking I am hiding hickies or something...)
- Handwriting. Case in point, my lamp redo. My eyes are just instantly drawn to handwritten letters and fabric, so when I saw a friend who had a scarf on with handwriting on it, I fell in love. She got it as a Christmas gift and it had passages from Pride and Prejudice on it. HELLO. She said she thought it was from Etsy.
I looked on Pinterest and found a blog with a tutorial. I bought some supplies and am pretty excited to show it off!
I tried to take some selfies in the mirror for you of me wearing it but I couldn't get it to work right (blogger fail). Plus, the only mirror that would work is in R2's room, which is a PIT and I didn't feel like picking it up to look nice in the background of the photo. :) Ain't nobody got time for that!
So here's what you need and how you do it:
- A scarf. The fabric from the scarf I got HERE on Amazon, worked really great. The ink didn't bleed and it's a nice light weight fabric.
- Fabric Markers - The ones I found on Amazon were cheap. They are a little hard to write with, so practice first. Also, it's really important that you lay your scarf flat and use your other hand or maybe a book to secure a piece of it so you can hold the area you are writing on tight.
- Cardboard (or something hard you don't care gets marker on) to lay underneath the scarf. The ink bleeds through.
- The most important part: THE WORDS! I had fun thinking of all the beautiful letters, poems or stories I could write on my scarf and finally chose one of my favorite poems by E.E. Cummings:
- So just lay your scarf out flat on top of a piece of cardboard or hard surface.
- Hold the marker, tip down on a piece of paper and press down until the tip is saturated in the ink.
- Make sure the scarf's surface is taunt when you begin to write or the fabric will move around too much and bunch up. I wrote pretty big, but you can do whatever you want!
- Let the ink dry for about 15 minutes
- With the iron set on cotton, iron the entire scarf, making sure to cover all the ink.
Have you ever made a handwritten scarf? If you plan to make one, I want to see it, so remember to share it with me!