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« on: February 04, 2012 03:29:01 AM »

I made those two scarves using soluvlies, a water soluble interfacing.
I love the technique: you simple put some fibers (or fabric and lace stripes in my case) between two layers of interfacing, arrange them the way you like, stitch through the interfacing and fabric and then you wash out the interfacing - then you have a beautiful scarf (or any item of clothing, actually) made of fabric stripes  Grin

Here's the first scarf I made in all its beauty:

And with the interfacing:

The 2nd scarf:

I took photos of all the steps when I made the 2nd scarf, so here's a short (but image heavy) tutorial:

Prepare your fabric stripes (I ripped them, because I wanted them to look frayed and organic)

Cut the interfacing to the shape you like your scarf to be, arrange the fabric stripes on it:

Cover with a new layer of interfacing, pin at a few places to secure:

Start stitching! You can draw a pattern and do this neatly or go wild like I did:

Wash out the interfacing using water, rinse at least twice. If you feel that there's some of the interfacing left maybe use some soap

Put it onto a large towel to dry

And that's it =)
If your finished scarf feels stiff/hard there's probably some interfacing left, if you don't like the effect wash it again.
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012 07:15:00 AM »

This is the coolest thing ever! Love it! Just marked it as "This ROCKS!"... because it DOES!

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012 07:22:29 AM »

That is really awesome! Grin

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012 07:42:52 AM »

This is such an interesting technique! I have a group of friends who would love to make these and I think we'll have to have a scarf making party. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial! I'll be on the lookout for some water soluble interfacing the next time I hit the fabric store.

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012 08:38:47 AM »

Lovely idea and beautifully executed. Thanks.  I have to try this too.
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012 09:38:24 AM »

WOW, this is amazing!  I have seen the water soluble interfacing used on smaller pieces but these are just gorgeous Smiley
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012 11:17:17 AM »

WOW! Those scarves look absolutely amazing!

« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012 01:21:57 PM »

Very cool! Thanks for sharing your technique!!
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012 01:29:34 PM »

These are awesome! I'm hitting this rocks!!
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2012 04:55:24 PM »

This is awesome! Ive been trying to figure out how to do something like this for ages (Contemplated trying to use paper and wash it away) glad to know I can find fancy interfacing to do this!! Thanks

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