The Commuter Cowl Pattern from luvinthemommyhood.

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! :)


  1. Shannon says:

    Thanks Jenny! I love how yours turned out!

  2. kristin says:

    Very cute, Jenny! Thanks for featuring my commuter cowl in there!!


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