I made this scarf for my sister Phoebe as a (very) early Christmas present. She's a member of the Delta Gamma chapter at her college, so I chose their symbol -- the anchor -- as the stamp for her scarf, and their colors -- navy and pink -- as the paint colors.
I wanted to share the technique I used to make sure I was stamping evenly. Spoiler alert: It's really easy. All you need is washi tape!
To stamp a patterned scarf, you will need:
- Fabric cut to 72" x 22"
- Sewing machine or basic sewing skills
- A stamp (or carve your own like I did)
- Washi tape
- Fabric paint
- Sponge brush
Double hem all the edges of your fabric. Spread it out across a table or floor (making sure there's newspaper underneath to protect the surface), and tape a grid across it. Make sure your stamp is clean, and apply an even layer of fabric paint to the stamp using the sponge brush. Stamp, reapplying paint as needed, being sure to place the stamp in the center of each square created by the grid. Allow to dry completely before removing the tape.
I love this for a one-of-a-kind gift idea. (And Phoebe loves getting early Christmas presents!) We shot these on the street in the Upper East Side where she lived this summer in New York City while working an internship. She's my favorite model.
And a few more, because guys, my sister.