I am so in love with my cowl that I made last week. 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.
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.
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 to Make a Cowl
- 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)
How to Make a Cowl
- Cut your pieces down to 9 inches by 30 inches
- With right sides together sew the long sides of the fabric together making a tube.
- Right side out the tube you have just made and iron.
- Tuck the edges under of the on end and iron.
- Tuck the other side into the ironed end to form the cowl shape. Sew down.
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My Vintage Vow says
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.
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Amber Liddle says
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!
Amber, I love it I hope you take a picture!
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!
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.
Another Grace Child!! Love your idea. So snuggley warm. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Anita Stafford says
This looks so pretty and stylish! You are so smart!
Serendipity and Spice says
So cute! Thanks for linking up!
Jo's This and That says
I love it so cute! thanks joann
Pieces of Sunshine says
A great idea and very doable.
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!
Simple but great idea! Found you thru Chef-in-Training; great tutorial.
Easy and great idea.
Green Willow Pond says
Very cute and a great way to keep warm on these cold winter days!
Betsy Pool says
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!
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!
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.
Papgena Made It says
i’ll have to try it!
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Shannon @ COZY HOME SCENES says
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!
Tales of a Trophy WIfe says
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
Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch says
That looks so warm and cozy. Thanks for joining cowgirl up and I hope you caome back again next week.
Jacqueline Mukweto says
awesome and looks so simple! Great job
Cameron Meerdink says
I do love this – and I’ve got the remnants to make, oh . . . about 100 of ’em.
Lisa @ Organized Chaos says
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
Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop says
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
Such a great idea, Marissa! Love the fabric you chose too! : )
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This turned out so cute!! Super easy too. My kind of project!:) Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.
Adorable cowl! Thanks so much for sharing at our Pin’Inspiration party. You’re going to be a feature this week!
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Katie's Nesting Spot says
I love cowl necklines, I have several sweaters with them but hadn’t ever thought about making my own. What a great idea!
Thank you so much for your tutorial. I will be using it tomorrow!
With this tutorial I was able to make 15 cowls confidently for Xmas gifts for my daycare kids. I made some changes but they are beautiful. Thanks for your site!
awwww thanks so much for sharing, that totally made my day. Happy Christmas!