We have had a very strange winter here in Nashville… the kind the has brought us more warm days than cold. You won’t hear me complaining, I love it! It’s February and it’s 60 degrees for Pete’s sake! I have the windows open and I don’t need a jacket. The mornings are still pretty chilly though, so I’ve been wearing a lot of scarves. I recently whipped up the Commuter Cowl Pattern by Shannon at luvinthemommyhood. It’s one of the patterns that you’ll find in the Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle and it’s really, really cool!
This is a pattern to love for a few reasons…
- It takes only 1/2 a yard of fabric
- It can be made in a couple of hours
- It’s versatile and stylish
The Commuter Cowl Pattern hooked me right away when I realized that it required no tracing or cutting of pattern pieces, my least favorite thing about sewing. The pattern instructions require a rectangle of fabric and then some really creative cutting, twisting, and sewing. Finish it off with a small bit of hand stitching and viola! You have a beautiful cowl to keep you cozy and very stylish where ever you happen to be.
For my cowl, I used a beautiful bamboo fabric from Robert Kaufman’s GreenSTYLE eco-friendly line. This fabric feels like butter! And the color is just gorgeous, I love it. The drape of the fabric gives the cowl a different look than what is pictured in most of the photos that I’ve seen online, but I like the way it acts almost more like a necklace. I do plan on making another with a more structured fabric too, however… probably a fun print! Here are a few more examples of the Commuter Cowl from Hodgepodge Arty, A Pretty Cool Life, and Skirt as Top.
If you haven’t bought your Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle yet, Do Not Delay! The sale lasts for one week only… you could have one of these beauties around your neck tomorrow!