These neck cowl’s seem to be very popular this season!
What is a neck cowl?
Basically a scarf sewn into a circle.
I’ll show you how to make one today using an old sweater!
You know…the one that’s been sitting in your closet. Unworn. For years.
Yes, grab that one.
Lay it out flat, and cut just below the arms like so:
I’ve mentioned that I sew in my garage, stuffed into the corner, right? So bare with me on the bad lighting in these pics!
Then, cut it up the side on one of the seams and lay it out flat:
Fold it over lengthwise, right sides together:
Use a zig-zag stitch to sew up the length of the scarf and across ONE of the ends.
Turn so it is right side out and fold in the end that you did not sew:
This next part is your choice. You can have it look like a normal circle like this:
OR you can twist it once so it ends up looking like this (this is what I did):
Once you have decided what you like (twist or no twist), tuck the end that you DID SEW into this other end opening, matching seams:
Make sure if you want the “twist” look, that it is still there when you tuck in the end!
Then, use a zig-zag stitch to sew them together. This hardly shows up on a chunky sweater, so don’t be too worried that you will see the stitching.
I’m going to make some rosettes and pin them on, depending on the season and/or what mood I’m in!