Sunday, October 14, 2012

3-D Polyester Scarf

I bought this dress at Goodwill because I loved the polka dot polyester sheer.

I cut the dress round and round to make a ribbon/scarf that was about 10 ft by 4 inches.  I used a heat tool  to cut the polyester so I would not have to worry about raw edges.  (Of course I have heat tools!  Check out the title of the blog!  LOL)

I then used by crazy ninja ...er...shibori binding skills and bound various sizes of buttons into the scarf.

I coiled, boiled, iced, then sliced the binding.  Here is the result.
And a couple pictures of close-ups of the texture.





Judith


7 comments:

  1. How cool is that!!! I certainly wouldn't have thought of doing that, but I sure will be taking a second look for cool polyester at my local Goodwill.

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  2. Leave it yo you Judith to come up with an amazingly clever way to use this technique. Didn't come out great too!! I went to Joanns for a bolt of felt for batting and grabbed a yard of white polyester satin. Hum????

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  3. I so LOVE what you are doing with the polyesters! Really inspiring!

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  4. I love,love,love this. It is on my list of things to do. I'm going to donate some Christmas things that I no longer use and when I do I will go into the store to check out poly clothing. Thanks for sharing this.

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  5. Wow, turning a dress into a great design scarve. What a great idea to use the heat tool to cut and finish at the same time!

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  6. Very cool idea. I'm going to UpCycle all my clothing that was on it's way to Goodwill! Thanks for the inspiration.

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