I love printed scarves. But for some reason, I have a really hard time spending $2-25 on them…. It’s just one of those little things that you really don’t want to spend the money on, you know? So, being in a creative mood, the other day I put to the test an idea of mine that I had been mulling over in my mind for a while- that is, to make my own printed scarf! Using certain markers (yes, markers) and about a yard of polyester material, I came up with a very, very pleasing result, that I would love to share with you all how to make 😀
1) TEST! Round up your non-washable markers, snip of a bit of the material you will be using, and mark what ever you want all over it, making sure you use all of the markers you will be using to print on your scarf. Wash your test strip in whatever hand-washing soap that you prefer (I used Woolite), making sure to scrub at those markings. Rinse and dry. Inspect which marks faded or washed out completely and eliminate those from your selection. Those which held, you can use to mark on your scarf.
NOTE 1 I found that Prismacolor & Sharpie markers worked beautifully, and didn’t leave any odor, even while marking!
NOTE 2 Make sure that your fabric is right for markering on! I used a polyester chiffon material for mine, and the markings held up splendidly!