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Hi! My name is Emily, and blog over at The Boy Trifecta. I blog mostly about making stuff for my 3 little guys. I’m really excited to be here at Skip To My Lou today sharing a pattern for a SUPER easy, quick gift idea for the men 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.
These are so quick and easy to make. 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!
If you’re looking for a few more gift ideas, hop on over to the blog. Maybe a purse for the ladies?
You can find the tutorial for that purse, as well as some more boy-related goodness over on my blog, The Boy Trifecta. Thanks for having me!
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This is great. Very few things in “bloggerland” for the men in your life and they just happen to be the hardest ones to find ideas for. You will find this one on my “To Make For Christmas” List more than once. Thank you so much.
Laarnie | Business Card Design says
Thanks for sharing these gift ideas of yours. The neck warmer if very good for this coming winter season and your purse is so cute. I like the design and color.
Mama Zen says
What a great idea!