Monday, October 4, 2010

deep cowl neck scarf tutorial

Third time's a charm . . . I'm not really sure where that saying came from, and I don't completely understand it.  But this is my third scarf tutorial of three so I figured I would start with some catchy phrase about the number three . . . so there you go.

I've made this scarf for my oldest daughter:

Then this one for my youngest Monkey:

And now it's time for Mamma to get a new scarf too:

I don't know how to knit or crochet . . . and don't know the difference between the two for that matter, but I'm loving those cowl neck scarves that I've been seeing everywhere lately.  Or at least I was loving the $30.00 one I saw in the mall last week . . . but I wasn't loving the idea of spending $30.00 for it.  So I came home looked through my pile of old sweaters in need of new life, and this is what I came up with:

The Deep Cowl Sweater
**This project easily takes less than twenty minutes**

Here's what you need:
-a sweater that needs new life

Here's what you do:
1)  Fold up bottom of sweater about 8 to 9 inches.  Cut so you have a big loop.  Then cut a slit up this loop so that you have one big long sweater strip.


2)  Fold right sides together.  Pin.  Sew along the one long edge. 

3)  Turn right sides out.

4)  Fold in one end.  Insert other end into this folded in end.  Pin and sew.

5)  Attach pin according to mood or outfit. 

Done!  Now Mamma's happy too!  I'm loving this free cowl neck sweater, and I'm getting ready to make myself an entire stack from my old sweater pile.  Woo hoo!

If you are looking for another super cute sweater scarf tutorial that is not a cowl-style scarf, check this one out from Potholes and Pantyhose.

Craft on!

31 comments:

Melissa said...

Very clever, I might have to make one for myself.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

This is definitely my favorite. Probably because I'm selfish and it would be for me haha. I love it though!! I'm going to have to go to the thrift store and hunt up some sweaters I think! Thanks Elizabeth - super cute scarf. ;)

Holly said...

Clever and fabulous!

Lu said...

So perfect. I love scarves that can dress up an outfit. My bright yellow fleece scarf with the smiley face doesn't exactly fit the bill...

Jocelyn Christensen said...

IT's very pretty! Great job!

I made this one last winter: http://beinglds.blogspot.com/2010/02/no-sweat-sweater-scarf.html

Papgena Made It said...

I like it!
Althought I would do it a little more close to the neck, if it was for me. I don't like to feel the neck expose in the winter. Maybe with some buttons as you did on your precious scarfs or with a kind of ribbon.

Leslie said...

this is fantastic...you look great in it

Sarah said...

Elizabeth! Love all of these scarves! I was inspired by the button scarf from a few days ago and came up with a recycled sweater version of my own. Hope it's okay if I like to your posts since they were my inspiration!

Sarah

sweetpeaandjojo.blogspot.com

jennoreilly said...

this is brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing!

Christina said...

Oh I really like this! I just bought some sweaters at Goodwill to make pillow covers...I may make this with what's leftover!

Visiting from It's so Very Cheri!

Modern Country Style said...

Hiya!

I'm visiting from It's So Very Cheri!

What a great idea - and a tutorial to match. Thank you!

Sarahx

Tony and Kimra said...

i love the goal of your blog. one per month is an awesome goal! (something I should try to attempt!) Your cowl scarf looks AMAZING. Come check out my blog!

Kimra
http://crafty-cove.blogspot.com

Twin Inspiration said...

I love the cowl scarf. I have lots of old sweaters that need a new purpose. Thans for the great tutorial.

Lisa
www.twininspiration.blogspot.com

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

ALL of the scarves are just adorable! Love the idea of recycling the sweater into one. Now I'm off to look around at your other items.

Melissa said...

Very cute - love the flower!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

Michaela said...

This is adorable! Flowers are my favorite!

Stopping by from Lucky Star Lane link up
~Michaela (:

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Looks GREAT! Thanks for linking up with Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

aww I love that! Such a great idea!

Wendy said...

Super clever idea!! I've got two sweaters that have been sitting in a box waiting to be made into something new ~ this just might be their new calling :)

Lori said...

Wonderful job.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori! Please join me again for another great party!

anne maskell said...

I love this idea! I know just the sweater to use...
Thanks for sharing!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Very cute!
Another friday's favorite for sure :-)

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love it--it is beautiful, looks very warm and cozy!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Momma should be happy! You upcycled your sweater into a fabulous scarf!

Stopping by from MM @ BNOTP.

Kristi said...

It's beautiful!! I've been snapping up $1 clearance sweaters at GW for crafting, lately. I need to try this one! Thanks for sharing!


~ The Speckled Dog

Sherry said...

Very clever! I love to see things repurposed. Sherry

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Elizabeth, This looks so cozy for the winter! Very cute. Fantastic tutorial as always. I featured this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it. Hope you enjoy your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Beth @beth-adam.blogspot.com said...

Great idea!!! :) You're so smart!! :) And I love that pin!! Did you make that as well??

Beth

http://beth-adam.blogspot.com

northern cottage said...

awesome idea and tutorial! I love me a warm cozy scarf and this is just the ticket....I'm so gonna makes one of these! Great great idea! p.s. love that flower pin on it too!

Jerri said...

Love that embellishment! Great addition to the scarf!

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

Kelley said...

Adorable!

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