Sunday, 23 September 2012
When I did my big Spoonflower order of everything Sunflowers, I also ordered a yard of cotton voile with the sunflower print at half size. I'm always cold, so I wanted to make a lightweight scarf to help keep me warm. The cotton voile was perfect! I was originally going to make both sides of the scarf with the sunflower print, but when the two layers are together it looked quite dark, so instead I backed it with white.
I used this tutorial by Anna Maria Horner to make up the infinity scarf, although I changed the width to 30cm (12") and the length to 1.8m (70").
For the back, I used a super soft old bed sheet and painted yellow polka dots on it. I didn't have a big paintbrush, so I wrapped a strip of felt around the end of a knitting needle and used some sticky tape to secure it. This makeshift paintbrush worked perfectly! I dipped it straight into the paint and then wiped the excess off on the side of the pot. I printed out a grid to place under the fabric so that my spots lined up. I think next time I would water down the paint a little, but I'm still really happy with it. I got the idea for the spots from gorgeous scarf by Kelli at True Bias.
The scarf is about 70" long, and can be worn double or triple wrapped around my neck, depending on how snug I feel like wearing it.
While we're talking sunflowers, my new order of fabric arrived for my bag! This time the sunflowers printed out the correct size (shown on the left). You can see how much bigger they were on the right! Luckily, the big flowers were perfect for the floor cushion. Hopefully I can get my bag made in the next week, ready to show you all soon!