I had another scarf tutorial that I was going to show you guys but we’re doing this one first instead.
I really like all the tie-dying that I’ve been seeing. I love a little tie-dye. Here are some scarves that i’ve noticed that I’ve really liked.
So here’s how I did mine. I started with a light blue cotton.I had a yard of it.
I got rubber bands and started doing this:
(sorry. I don’t know technical terms. But over at Edie’s Fashion Factory she has lots of great tie-dye techniques)
Then I took each one of “those” and twirled it and wrapped it Sort of like a little bun. A fabric bun.
I did that all over the fabric.
Then I threw it in the wash with iDye in brown. I love that product for basic colors. You don’t need soda ash or any other setters. Just throw it in the washing machine with salt and you’re done! I took it out of the wash, undid the bands and dried it and it came out like this:
Here’s a little closeup:
Then I cut the material so it measured 17 inches across and 82 inches long. Obviously you could do this before you begin the project.
(Note, you’ll see notice a seam at the end of mine. That’s because it was shorter and I didn’t think it was long enough. So I added pieces on each end to make it 82 inches. I think it would have looked better to have one long piece of 82, but I had to have a ‘make it work’ moment.)
At the ends of each side, cut small strips. Mine were about 6-7 inches long.
Then tie them together with double knots. For whatever strage reason, I thought it would be genius to tie every other one together. To give it some kind of cross over effect.
After tying them all this is how it turned out. I believe it would have looked just the same if I would have tied the ones next to each other. Live and learn.
Here’s my final product!
I really like how there’s slight variation in color without being too tie-dye-ish.
And I really like the fringes.
Enjoy, have fun and have a great weekend!!
Tags: accessories, fall 2010, scarf, tie-dye, tutorial
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