I made this easy scarf recently using an old t-shirt, some bleach, a sharpie and embrodery thread.
I have a friend who was a little blue. She's been going through some difficult times lately, and we were just talking about how she is trying to live by the mantra: "To Thine Own Self Be True".
We all know how easily we put ourselves last on the list for any attention, pampering, lunch.... (fill in the blank).
So, I made her this little lightweight t-Shirt scarf from a soft old shirt I came across.
Cut a long rectangle. (you can use a scarf you currently have as a guide) make it long or short depending on how you like it.
Cut strips of the fabric (6) to sew along the ends.
Take a q-tip dipped in bleach and gently apply the bleach to the edges of the strips. (The bleaching process takes awhile-don't get discouraged if the color seems a bit off at first).
Then take embroidery thread and stitch each strip to the ends of the scarf. I like the stitches chunky and uneven...handmade.
Lastly, add a personal message with sharpie along one of the stripes. If you kind of "dab" on the sharpie, it gives a weathered charcoal type of look.
Wrap yourself in the reminder to follow your dreams, and be true to yourself!