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-large mens sweater
-1/2 yd fleece
-sewing machine
-thread/hand sewing needle

Step 1
Cut off the sleeves of your sweater.

Step 2
Cut off the top or your sweater so that it is about 18 inches tall (you can go taller too).

Step 3
Line up your side seams one on top of the other.
(yours may not have a curved edge like mine if your sleeves were not raglan style)

Step 4
Cut a piece of fleece that is the same width as your sweater, but about 11 inched tall. (mine is folded so the actual size is about 11in by 30in)

Step 5
With right sides together, pin the fleece to the sweater.  Cut open the circle at the center back.

Step 6
Sew both sides creating a tube.

Step 7
You are now going to connect the tube making it a circle.  Pin the two bottom seams together (right sides together) and start sewing around the whole circle.

Step 8
Eventually you won't be able to finish sewing around the whole circle without running over the rest of your cowl.  Stop here leaving about 3 inches open.  Turn right side out, and hand sew the opening closed.

Try it on.  You are done!
ps do you see my bright lipstick?  I havn't worn it out of the house yet, but I kinda love it.


  1. This is great! I love the idea of lining it, too, because old sweaters can be so itchy sometimes!

  2. Told you! Awesome lipstick! Awesome tutorial.

  3. Wow! This is ingenious! P.S. Love the lipstick ;)

  4. I've been following ever since you posted on Presser Foot that you moved here... I love it! I'm a terrible commenter but I have been super impressed with all your projects so far!