Here’s a dead easy something to make. All you need is some fabric, needle and thread. I used my sewing machine as well, but if you’re Amish you can stitch it by hand.
3 pieces of fabric – two were 13cm wide and one was 16cm wide, but they all need to be the same length: 180cm.
1. With right sides facing, and with a 1cm seam allowance, sew the long sides of the pieces together. All of them.
2. You’ll end up with a tube.
3. Push your arm through the tube…
4. … and pull the end of it through to the top.
5. With right sides together, you’re going to sew the raw edges together, leaving a 10 to 12 cm gap. (You haven’t turned the tube inside out yet). It’ll look like this (the arrows are to show you where I left the gap):
6. Pull the cowl through the gap in the seam til it’s all right side out. Slip stitch the seam closed. Give it a light press, and it’s done!
At this length, and especially if you’ve used stretchy t-shirty fabric, you should easily be able to get it round your neck three times, if you want to. I generally wrap mine round twice, but you can also fold it in half and pull one side through the loop for a different look.
and if for some reason you don’t want anyone to know it’s you, you can flip one loop over your hair and smack on some sun gogs….
Back soon x
PS. I’m not sure about this new blog theme. Any comments?
I love it! Even with my limited sewing skills, I think I could do this. And, I like the new blog look — very “clean” and easy on the eyes.
Easy indeed! And you can use up lots of scraps, because you can make up the long strips as “patches” first.
I rather like the new look. It makes a change. But if you’re not sure, you could always go back till you find one you do like? Nice scarf, too!
Thanks Kate. I’m still not sure. It’s having all the chunky stuff on the right that bothers me, plus the font is very light. I had to bold all my text!
That sounds like a pain. But they do have lots of nice themes…. you’ll find one you like even if it takes a few trials. We’ll stick with you in the process!
I love your scarf and the new look on your blog. Very refreshing. I still think you look like Kate Hudson and even more so with the scarf and dark glasses on. :) Love and Hugs, Tamara
Thanks Tamara. But you should see me with a paper bag over my head – you wouldn’t be able to tell us apart :-)
BWAHAHAHAHA. You are so funny. ;)
Such a good idea, thanks for sharing, Jill. I like the new look. xxx
You could do this, Gail, with all your scraps…!!!
Another inimitable quick and easy project. Only comment on the new blog is that on my screen it seems very narrow. But it is clear and easy to read.
Narrow? Oh dear. Let me think about it some more
Only relatively speaking. I can still see everything obviously. If you like everything else about it why change? I suppose I just like wider for my blog.
Great scarf idea.
I agree with rainbowjunkiecorner… the theme makes the post a bit narrow, but otherwise I rather like it.
Well, I know I have many faults – but I like to think that being narrow isn’t one of them!! That’s it, I’m going back to the old one.
hehe… you can always think of it as svelte!
Hey, who’s that rockstar in your post?! Looking fabulous dahhhling & I like the new theme. Perky and clean :)
That’s Kate Hudson. She was in Cape Town over easter to promote her latest film, Fake It til you Make It.
Love the new blog! Oh yes and the scarf!
Thanks Nikki. But I think I’m going to switch back :-)
Number one; as soon as I opened your blog I thought, ooh different but nice! Then I read the post and I love this idea- just down my street and I am wondering have I got bits in my fabric hoard to make one tonight? Off to Stockholm tomorrow- just enought space in the case for a scarf like that! Your combination of prints are also lovely- just like you- cool babe in your shades!
A great idea and the new theme is very smart. I will follow regardless. :-D
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Loving the theme and the scarf. I saw the theme and thought uh-oh I have been away TOO long and missed everything!