I just realized I'll be flying home this Friday to Tampa and that I still have a few Christmas gifts to make and wrap. Oops! December seemed to have whizzed right by me! I had most of this morning off so I thought I'd take the time to get crafting!
Kinsey had the most adorable printed feather tee tutorial and I've been thinking about it for months now. As I put together some ideas of what I can give one of my dear friends I decided on a scarf and the printed feather scarf seemed like such a great idea.
For the feather "stamp" I basically followed her tutorial. For the scarf portion I cut 2 large strips of fabric and sewed them together to create a long scarf. Make sure you cut as close as possible to the seam you've sewed. Then I used a brayer and some black paint to print the feather on both sides. Make sure to left one side dry before flipping to the other.
This isn't meant to be a warm scarf by any means and that's not what I wanted. I mean it's Tampa where it's summer 11 months out of the year! I thought it was cute enough as an accessory to an outfit but also light enough so she could actually wear.
Because the fabric is so thin some of the paint leaked through. To rectify the problem I made sure I repeated the pattern as close as possible on top of the paint that showed through from the other side.
If you're super meticulous and don't like the frayed edges you could sew two pieces together into a tube, flip inside out and stitch the top. I personally think the frayed edges add charm.
Super easy! Because at this point I'm all about the easy gifts to get them out of the way.
Now all I have to do is go back and iron out the wrinkles! (Shame on me for not doing so before photographing.)