I love the new adult coloring trend. There are gorgeous patterns that have great crafting uses in these adult coloring books. This craft uses Sharpies to paint fabric and make into a scarf. I use a dupioni silk as my fabric – I like the stiffness of it and how it lays nicely. I chose a simple pinwheel pattern out of the adult coloring book and traced it onto the fabric with sharpies. This is a wonderful handmade gift idea as well!
- Sharpies in your preferred colors (Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, 12-Pack, Assorted Colors)
- Fabric piece 60″X16″
- Serger Sewing Machine
- Adult Coloring Book
- Find the pattern or image you’d like to trace and make a copy of it with a copier. This makes it much easier to trace rather than trying to flatten the book. Try to choose a pattern/design that is not too detailed, as the sharpies will bleed a bit and will make very detailed designs run together.
- Cut your fabric to be 60″ X 16″
- figure out where you’d like the design to appear on the scarf and place that over the pattern copy (over cardboard as well – to prevent bleeding onto counters).
- Begin tracing the pattern/design onto the fabric with the sharpie color of your choice. I used black to make the outlines. Try not to push too hard when tracing to avoid excessive bleeding of the dye.
5. Once you have finished tracing your design, fold the scarf in half lengthwise and right-sides together. Sew the scarf together on the short side to make the scarf into an infinity scarf
6. Using a serger sewing machine use a rolled edge technique and sew along the 2 raw edges of the scarf.
7. Set your iron to the setting appropriate for the fabric you used and NO steam – and iron over your design to heat-set the dye.
Once finished – the scarf should wrap around twice and voila!