Tutorial: 10 Minute Cowl

I am so in love with my cowl that I made last week. The best part is that it uses a small bit of fabric and is super duper fast to make. I actually whipped one up for a birthday party we decided to go to an hour before we left. I know I’ll definitely be making more of these to come.

I love how comfy those basic shirts are but they look so blah but I think a cowl with a fun print is just as just the perfect little pop. Not only is it the solution to boring old solid tops but it’s great when I’m just a little cold but a cardigan is a bit too warm. Oh plus it’s technically reversible.

What You Need

  • 1/4 yard outside fabric
  • 1/4 yard inside fabric (I used fleece but I think flannel or just cotton would be great for a lighter one)

    What To Do

    1. Cut your pieces down to 9 inches by 30 inches
    2. With right sides together sew the long sides of the fabric together making a tube.
    3. Right side out the tube you have just made and iron.
    4. Tuck the edges under of the on end and iron. 
    5. Tuck the other side into the ironed end to form the cowl shape. Sew down.


    1. This has reminded me of something similar I have made a few times before ages ago. Hmmm time to whip up a few cowls i think.

    2. Merhabalarrrr; çok güzellerrrrr….

    3. I’m wearing a cowl I made tonight about a half hour before we had to leave for dinner. It is super warm with the fleece! And I got compliments, thanks for the idea!

    4. Amber, I love it I hope you take a picture!

    5. This is such a cute cowl! Soon as I get my very long sewing to-do list done I’ll give this a try. Thanks!

    6. I love this cowl. It’s easy and something I would really wear to dress up a plain shirt. I’m not one for beads and bling.

    7. Another Grace Child!! Love your idea. So snuggley warm. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    8. This looks so pretty and stylish! You are so smart!

    9. So cute! Thanks for linking up!

    10. I love it so cute! thanks joann

    11. A great idea and very doable.

    12. Wow,so easy peasy and BEAUTIFUL!! I’ll have to make one tonight! Thanks so much for sharing (I love the blue color you used) Happy Valentine’s Day!

    13. Simple but great idea! Found you thru Chef-in-Training; great tutorial.

    14. Easy and great idea.

    15. Very cute and a great way to keep warm on these cold winter days!

    16. Oooo – thanks for this idea and tutorial! This might be easy enough for me to tackle (I haven’t used a sewing machine in years).

      I’ll pin this so I can remember and tackle it this summer! Thanks for sharing this on the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!

    17. thanks everyone, I think I’ll make another today hehe

      Betsy, you can totally do it, it’s definitely a good get you back on the horse project!

    18. What a cute cowl. I just made some in the last few weeks. They are quick to sew up, much easier then when I crochet them.

    19. i’ll have to try it!
      saw you on tales of a trophy wife!

    20. I love quick and easy sewing ideas that don’t take a lot of fabric to make. My Great Aunt loves to sew and is always looking for updated ideas for things to make for her granddaughters. I’ll have to tell her about this because she’d love to make some for them. Thanks for linking to the Your Cozy Home Party!

    21. AMAZING Marissa!!!!!

    22. looks great!

    23. This is SUPER cute..I LOVE it.. Would LOVE if you could please link it up via my Pin’Inspirational Thursday’s linky party happening now pweeease.. ? http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/2012/02/pininspirational-thursday-21-linky.html I would sincerely appreciate it.. : )) ps: I also have a free blog review happening if you are interested ~ http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/2012/02/blog-loving-better-blogging-series-1.html .. Wishing you an amazing evening.. Happy rest of the week.. ~Marilyn

    24. That looks so warm and cozy. Thanks for joining cowgirl up and I hope you caome back again next week.

    25. awesome and looks so simple! Great job

    26. I do love this – and I’ve got the remnants to make, oh . . . about 100 of ’em.

    27. I think I just found my first project with my brand new sewing machine…looks easy enough and yours is too cute!
      ~Lisa @ Organized Chaos

    28. That is really nice. What you may be able to whip up in 10 minutes would probably take me 10 hours. Cause I would first have to round up a sewing machine! LOL

    29. Such a great idea, Marissa! Love the fabric you chose too! : )

      Thanks for linking up at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!


    30. This turned out so cute!! Super easy too. My kind of project!:) Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

    31. Adorable cowl! Thanks so much for sharing at our Pin’Inspiration party. You’re going to be a feature this week!

      Would love if you swung by my blog to grab a button and checkout a fun giveaway that I’m hosting right now.

    32. Oh my goodness…looks so GREAT! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I can’t wait to see what you link up at my party tomorrow! I LOVE following you…you’re so inspiring! Just a little reminder, my giveaway for 1000 free FULL color business cards ends at midnight!! Stop by and enter to wiN!

      XO, Aimee

    33. I love cowl necklines, I have several sweaters with them but hadn’t ever thought about making my own. What a great idea!

    34. Thank you so much for your tutorial. I will be using it tomorrow!


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