Lisa Kettell Designs
By Lisa Kettell
November 4, 2014
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I decided to create my version of a designer scarf using left over fabric and pom pom fringe from a previous project. This is such a quick and easy project to make and the possibilities are endless. Just purchase 2 yards of white fabric of choice and 2 yards of pom pom fringe, some Rit dye, easy stitching and you'll have a designer masterpiece.
Rit Products Used
You'll Also Need
2 yards white pom pom fringe
2 yards white fabric of choice (Use can use a white scarf too)
sewing thread (grey)
4 gallon pot
large metal spoon
plastic table cover
Step By Step
Make your dye bath. Fill a large container with 10 cups of boiled hot water. Then pour in about ½ the container of pearl grey liquid dye. Use a scrap cloth or paper towel to test the color before your add your shirt
Next saturate the 2 yards of fabric (or white scarf) and pom pom fringe in water. Do this by placing your fabric and fringe in a sink and run ordinary tap water through it to wet. Then transfer the fabric and fringe into your dye bath. Stir them around till they are completely immersed and saturated with the dye. Leave in dye bath for around 20-30 minutes stirring occasionally.
Remove the fabric and fringe from the dye bath when desired color is achieved, then rinse in the sink. Now put the fabric and fringe back into a clean pot and pour a bottle of Rit Dye Fixative over them. Next pour Luke warm water over the fabric and fringe until it is covered in the Dye Fixative solution. Leave them in this fixative bath for 15-20 minutes.
Directions for attaching the pom pom fringe: Line the edges of the fabric with fabri-tac glue, then layer the pom pom fringe onto it, let dry. Finally stitch the pom pom fringe in place using a needle and thread. Now your scarf is ready to wear.
Tips/Tricks: -Use a white scarf in place of the fabric. -Recycle an old tshirt and turn into a scarf. -Line towels, curtains, clothes and linen w/pom pom fringe for some flirty fun.