Easy Cowl – Upcycled Turtleneck

Recycling used clothing has to be among one of the most satisfying ways to spend a cold Sunday afternoon (other than watching the Patriots win the Super Bowl – GO Pats!)  Easy, frugal, fun and useful all at the same time, this sweater became a pair of hand warmers for Ella, a mini-skirt for Chloe and a cowl for me.  Now the rule is that no one can wear their item on the same day.  Fair enough.

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Lay the sweater out on a cutting board.
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Cut straight across the top from sleeve seam to sleeve seam.
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Cut off the sleeves. They will need to be edged in some way. Create a thumb hole with a button hole attachment on your sewing machine.
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Trim the neck seam. Embellish with a blanket stitch in a complementary-colored yarn.
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Wear on the days that your daughters are not wearing their items!

Annie
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4 thoughts on “Easy Cowl – Upcycled Turtleneck

  1. You Smarty Pants!! Staying warm. Some icicles fell off the roof today. Does that mean it was WARM ? Love, Pat

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  2. Thanks! I buy cheap cashmere, felt it, have made baby hats and 2 nursing blankets for the 2 daughter/moms.
    The turtleneck from felted cashmere turtleneck sweaters makes a great snuggly neck warmer also :-)

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