Is it fair of me to blog about something that’s already in the dumpster? I don’t know. This project had so much promise, but I should’ve known the minute I cut into this fabric that it would end badly.
You might be looking at it, wondering what could have gone so wrong that I have already thrown it in the trash?
See it now? It’s the “Make-Your-Own-Fun-Fur Scarf”! It shouldn’t have been this way, but I failed to heed the directions, which very clearly stated that I should choose a fabric that wouldn’t fray. Oh, what’s a little fraying among friends, right? Well, you see there. It looks like a wig for your neck! It wasn’t even the extra-hairy appearance of the scarf, either, that was the biggest problem, it was that if I wore it, or actually if I even touched it, it shed all over me and I looked like I’d been wrestling polar bears. Little teeny hairs of rayon just flew off this thing. There was a cloud of them. They were in my hair and in my mouth. They fully coated the work room, and everything I made for a week afterwards had strings of rayon all over it.
This could have been awesome, if I’d listened. I think the right fabric choice would still make this a great scarf. I don’t know. I might try again. The pattern, if you feel like taking a crack at this thing, is in the super-clever book Fabric-by-Fabric: One Yard Wonders. Seriously, look for a fabric that doesn’t fray very much. Really.