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DIY Pom Pom Scarf

Lisa Kettell Designs

By Lisa Kettell

November 4, 2014

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Project Description

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.


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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 1 hour

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)

  •    fabri-tac glue

  •    sewing needle

  •    sewing thread (grey)

  •   scissors

  •    large pan

  •   4 gallon pot

  •   latex gloves

  •   liquid detergent

  •   measuring cup

  •   large metal spoon

  •   old towel

  •   plastic table cover

Step By Step

  1. Directions to Dye the fabric and pom pom fringe: Prep your surface. Lay plastic table cover or large old towel on the surface you will working over. Put on your rubber or latex gloves

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Remove the fabric and fringe from fixative bath. Place in the sink with Luke warm water. Use dish detergent or soap to final rinse the fabric and fringe. Let air dry or place in the dryer.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  • http://www.ritdye.com The Ritsters

    Beautiful as always!

  • Angela Daniels





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