Friday, 10 May 2013

and chemo scarves

So, my family member just got to the hair loss part of her treatment. She saw some scarves online that had a bit of padding along the front from ear to ear. She thought that might be better than a straightforward scarf, as it would give a profile more like when you wear one over your hair. could I make some? Oh, and there was another site with some more fancy ones which would be nice for going out to dinner, etc.

So, first of all I had this scarf a friend brought back from Portugal. It wasn't quite my colours, but it is great for her. and it really looks a lot like the fancy ones she saw.

So, I cut some wadding/batting strips from trimming quilts. Because the fabric was sheer, I covered the wadding first with a scrap of black chiffon. It means it doesn't show as obviously through the scarf fabric as the white/cream colour of the wadding.
Then I folded it into the front middle section and stitched it down back and forth lengthwise.

Here it is on my hat form.

And here are two made from quilting cottons.

When I get a bit of feedback on these, I am doing some more from scraps of fabric in my stash... she has chosen some pretty bright and raucous colours from the quilting cottons!


Sherrie Spangler said...

This is a great idea! I hope she likes them.

irenemacwilliam said...

When my friend lost her hair and wore scarves she went online and found lots of interesting ways to tie and wear them.