So, you like the cowl that you saw? It’s so Wisconsin. It really is. We all love camo, and we need blaze orange. I wanted to make one of these for the days that were windy and cold. I need something around my neck while I run on the trail with the dog. Sometimes I worry that I won’t be seen as a jogger. Safety first. The dog has an orange vest, but I don’t. So, I thought this reversible cowl would work wonders.
Instructions for Cowl
1/3 yard Shannon Cuddle Blaze Orange
1/3 yard Shannon Cuddle Camo
Thread to match
Hand stitching needle
Walking Foot for your Machine ****You must use your walking foot and pin well. It’s your best insurance that this will work perfectly.
- From each of the Shannon Cuddle Colors cut a rectangle 27’’ x 12’’
- Pin the rectangles right sides together.
- Stitch one long end using a 1/2’’ seam allowance
- Stitch the opposite long end using a 1/2’’ inch seam allowance, but leave a 4’’ opening in the center. Back stitch when stopping and starting.
5. You now have a tube. Leave it right sides together.
6.Bring one end of the tube inward by putting your hand inside and pulling it toward the opposite end.
7. Stitch the edges of the tube together by pulling it over the arm of your sewing machine and sewing it as if it were a sleeve. It should remain open like a tube.
8. Now, pull the entire thing right sides out through the opening.
9. Stitch the opening closed with a simple slip stitch.
Here’s an additional link to help you.