This beautiful hand stamped scarf tutorial makes a wonderful gift and fashion statement piece. Use the design suggested or come up with your own to make it uniquely yours.
1.25 yards of 60″ wide lightweight woven fabric. I used a super soft rayon, but you can also use cotton batiste, lawn, voile or handkerchief linen.
Acrylic paint. You can use fabric paint but I always just use regular acrylic craft paint and never have a problem.
Hand Stamped Scarf Tutorial
Step 1 – Design the stamp
Come up with a design for your stamp and draw it on your eraser.
Cut out the negative space around your design with your craft knife. I cut into the eraser about 3/16″ deep.
Squeeze a bit of your paint on a paper plate. Use the paintbrush to spread out a thin layer. Press the eraser into the paint and then onto your fabric.
I choose to do rows about 9″ apart with the arrows pointing in alternating directions, but you can do a random pattern or use a ruler to ensure accurate spacing.
Let the paint dry then heat seal it with as hot an iron as your fabric can handle.
Trim the raw edges so that they are neat. I only trimmed (and hemmed) the two cut edges since the selvage edges are pretty and won’t fray.
To create a baby hem, fold your raw edge about 1/4″ to the wrong side. Stitch very close to the fold, about 1/8″. (I did a demonstration with white fabric and blue thread so you can see it, but of course you’d want to use matching thread!)
Trim the fabric as close as you can to the stitching. Be careful and use applique scissors if you have them. It really is no fun when you cut a hole in your project…I may have first hand experience…just saying…
Fold the stitched line over to the wrong side and stitch over the previous stitching line.
Done! You’ll see one line of stitching from the right side and two lines on the back side.
Once you’ve practiced fabric stamping and baby hems, you can apply these skills to so many different projects!
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