In case you missed this one last month over at Skip to My Lou, here is the Manly Cowl pattern. This pattern is insanely quick, and makes a great gift for the guys in your life.
Cowls, or neckwarmers, or whatever you want to call them, are super trendy these days, and can be made from all of those gorgeous wool fabrics that are showing up in fabric shops this time of year.
Did I mention that these are so quick and easy to make. I did? Well, I meant it. Seriously. All you need is a half yard of fabric. If your fabric is 60 inches wide, you only need a quarter yard!
Step 1: Cut two pieces of fabric 30 inches wide by 9 inches tall.
Step 2: Sew them right sides together along the long edges of the fabric. Turn it right side out. You should have a very long tube.
Step 3: Fold your tube in half, matching the seams.
Step 4: Sew the short edges together. To do this, you want to sew the MIDDLE two layers of fabric together, being sure to keep the top and bottom layers out of the way while stitching. You can see me holding those layers out of the way in the photo below. Stitch as far around as you can - as you close the opening with your stitches, the fabric will need more maneuvering to keep from sewing the outer layers to the inner layers.
Step 5: Slip stitch the remaining opening shut.
Step 6: Give the cowl a good pressing, and then top stitch the top and bottom edges about an eighth inch from the edge.
Step 7: Find a SUPER handsome guy to model for you!
Ask him not to make faces likes these.
And when he ignores your request to not make those faces, embarrass him with the photos on the internet. :)