Creative Scarves: 20+ Stylish Projects to Craft and Stitch

Creative Scarves: 20+ Stylish Projects to Craft and Stitch

Heidi Borchers

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 1440238952

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Show off your scarf style!

Why shop endlessly for the perfect scarf when you can create one that is perfectly you? In Creative Scarves you'll find 24 fashionably fun and incredibly easy design ideas to help you make (or make-over) your own gorgeous scarves for every outfit, occasion and season. Add your own personal touch as you sew, stamp, stencil, dye, bead, paint and trim your way to a complete scarf collection. Flip to the "Favorite Ways to Wear" section for tips on wearing your unique creations.

Sew, stamp, stencil, dye, bead, paint and trim your scarves!

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we often cut one scarf into several smaller pieces so we can test the application. Sometimes we don’t end up with the color we had in mind for a specific project, but we still end up with beautiful fabric samples we can use for other projects. Paints and inks There are many different choices for fabric paints, but the most important quality is leaving the fabric as soft as possible while getting an intense opaque or semiopaque color. You will want to make your selection depending on how

circle, then layer with a large organdy, medium felt, small organdy and small felt. Hints and Tips The base scarf on this project measures 70" (178cm) long and tapers from 11" (28cm) wide at the neckline to 21⁄2" (6cm) wide at the ends, giving the finished design a lot of bulk at the neck and shoulders and tapering down to a few flowers at the tips. For the base scarf, be sure to select a soft, lightweight, drapey fabric, but make sure it is strong enough to hold the weight of the felt.

BORCHERS Author of more than 100 paperback and hardbound crafting and lifestyle books, Heidi has created thousands of designs that have been featured in major magazines and on The Learning Channel, Lifetime TV, Hallmark Channel, The Family Channel, The Nashville Network and Cool2Craft. Her innovative and upscale jewelry and gallery art, made from recycled cans and water bottles, have been featured in galleries nationwide. She teaches mosaics and mixed-media art in her California studio. Visit

sewing and embroidery needles Jewelry pliers: flat-head and roundnose Sewing machine, pom-pom maker, iron (preferably without steam holes), ironing board, straight pins No. 2 pencil, pens, chalk, black permanent marker (medium tip), large marking pen, gel bleach pen, .01 and .05 Sakura Pigma Micron pens Soft-bristle brushes: small round and 1⁄2" (13mm) flat Scissors, nonstick scissors, craft knife, rotary cutter, cutting mat, brayer Measuring cup(s) and spoons, 3 buckets, 2 plastic tubs

rigid plastic), white photocopy paper Patterns and stencils (see individual projects) 6' (1.8m) table (or a clean floor) Favorite Ways To Wear Scarves are worn to provide warmth and comfort or worn as a featured fashion accessory. Whether simply looped or fancily twisted, a scarf allows you to add color, design and texture to any outfit. There are dozens of ways to tie your scarves, and your choice will depend on the size and shape and how bulky you want the scarf to feel and hang.

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