How to Make a Frilly Fleece Cowl

Welcome the the third post in the Pennywise Presents series.  Don’t forget to link up your presents on Friday.

If you missed post 1 and 2 click on the pictures below to see the Beaded Stamped Silverware and the Bake It Forward plate.

I saw this adorable cowl scarf in a boutique in downtown Milford, Michigan when I was there over Thanksgiving with my family.  My dad’s girlfriend bought it and I had one of those “I could make that” moments, and I was too cheap to pay $20 for it.  My version was $3.  It is so cuddly and warm.

10” wide Fleece (58 inch length)
Assorted Cotton Fabrics
Coordinating thread
Sewing Machine

1.  Cut four cotton fabrics 4” x 16”.  You could use one long piece also but this is a great way to use up some of those scrap pieces.  Iron them.

2.  Sew the 4 pieces of cotton fabric together with a 1/4” seam and press the seams open.  Then press the long sides of the fabric strip under 1/2”.

3. Cut out a 10” piece of fleece.  The fleece is 58” in length so the piece will be 10” x 58”.

4.  Pin the cotton fabric to the fleece making sure it is centered.  Stitch down both sides to secure it in place.

5.  Next cut 1/2” strips in the fleece being careful not to cut into your cotton fabric.  Leave about 3” uncut on each of the ends so you can sew them together.

6.  After you have cut all the strips sew the two ends together matching up right sides.  Cut the last strips.

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Now if you despise sewing you could always glue the cotton fabric onto the fleece with fabric glue.

A sweet little cowl to keep someone cozy.  And for $3 it qualifies as a Pennywise present!  Oh and it is reversible!

See you tomorrow with present #4!

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  1. sleepyhead designs studio says:

    That's cute–wish I could sew. I love the colors and patterns you picked

  2. Oh crud! I thought I was first… cute scarf… who could have too many scarves? : ) And such a be-a-u-tiful model too! : )

  3. asnipofgoodness says:

    That is really cute on you, love it!

  4. Cute! Am loving this series of posts

  5. So cute – I wanted to let you know that I made the car seat cover you featured in January and linked you over at my blog – thanks for the great tutorial!

  6. Well, thanks….just when I think I have all the projects I'm wanting to make on my list, you go and show me something else I want to make too. There just aren't enough hours in the day!!! 🙂

  7. Adorable! I'm amazed that you can come up with so many great ideas!

    I'm totally jealous!

  8. Lynn from For Love or Funny says:

    This is so clever!!

  9. I love this series! That scarf is so cute on you! So cute! Can't wait to see more fun projects.

  10. says:

    Wow, that is super cute and really different, I love it! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

  11. You are so crafty. It turned out great! Love it!

  12. This is so cool! I love the bit of patchwork down the center!!

    I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


  13. Scarf is very cute. Made one tonight, though I cut the fringe too wide, so I'll recut them. One question, how do you get it to lay so nicely? Mine was kind of bunchy. Thanks for the project though. I'll post a picture and link later.


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