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Sew a Tattoo Scarf featuring your favorite song
Add drawings and text for a edgy scarf that will keep you warm as the temperature drops.

Posted by The Sewing Maven from Des Moines, Iowa, United States • Published See The Sewing Maven's 29 projects »
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  • How to make a fabric scarf. Tattoo Scarf - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather up your materials...I chose this Tee Juice Marker Tattoo Set, any fabric markers or sharpie permanent markers would work.

  • How to make a fabric scarf. Tattoo Scarf - Step 2
    Step 2

    Figure out how long you would like the scarf to be, and prepare a rectangle of muslin to that measurement. Iron the fabric as smooth as possible to make a flat surface for drawing.

  • How to make a fabric scarf. Tattoo Scarf - Step 3
    Step 3

    Space out the drawings or transfers in the placement you prefer. I placed one design near each end of the scarf, and two flame designs centered in the middle.

  • How to make a fabric scarf. Tattoo Scarf - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add your favorite song lyrics. For a more graffiti look, layer the text so it overlaps in different directions. You could use bubble lettering, cursive or calligraphy style letters for distinctive looks.

  • How to make a fabric scarf. Tattoo Scarf - Step 5
    Step 5

    Heat set the marker by ironing on the setting specified for the fabric. Then fuse the muslin to the fusible fleece to prepare for sewing. Sew around the edges with a zig zag stitch.

  • How to make a fabric scarf. Tattoo Scarf - Step 6
    Step 6

    Lay the backing fabric face down, and put the muslin piece face up so that wrong sides are together. Pin around the edges to hold the layers in place.

  • How to make a fabric scarf. Tattoo Scarf - Step 7
    Step 7

    Using a decorative stitch and a 1/2 inch seam allowance sew along the edges of the muslin piece.

  • How to make a fabric scarf. Tattoo Scarf - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use pinking shears to trim the edges, adding a decorative edging to the scarf.

  • How to make a fabric scarf. Tattoo Scarf - Step 9
    Step 9

    As a final step, quilt the scarf as desired.

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