November 18, 2014

Easy Faux Fur Cowl Scarf

Morning All!

Old Man Winter has made itself know to those of us in Minnesota this past week.  
No easing in to colder temps and snow for us ... no sir.
Just here's temps in the teens and a bunch of snow to get you started.

Thanks Old Man Winter - - your the best!

It does make it the perfect time to show you what I've been up to in my studio lately.

I'm sure you've seen this type of thing in the stores lately and if your at all like me their soft, cozy look has you wanting to take it home.

The only thing that stopped we was the price tag.  
They range in price between $25 to $35 that I have seen which I thought was ridiculous.

Hoping I could make it for cheaper I stopped off at my local JoAnne's and found what they call Swirl Fur.  I bought two yards for $15 dollars with a coupon -- that's more like it!

Ridiculously easy to make, I snapped a few photos while I sewed one together.

Follow along if you'd like to make yourself one in ten minutes tops!

Let me just say, this fabric makes a mess like nothing I've ever seen before.  Clean's up nicely with a vacuum and I promise once all your seams are finished it will stop shedding.

I took my finished cowl outside and gave it a good shaking once it was finished and now it's perfect.

Here I am trying it on for the first time.  It's become my favorite scarf to wear.  I wear it all the time.  
Inside ... Outside... Whenever I get a little chilly.

Now I prefer cowl length scarves like this but if your the type of person who like to be able to wrap a scarf around your neck a couple times you could easily double the length of the fabric to make it work better for you.

They would make great Christmas gifts too!  
hint, hint

Happy Sewing!



  1. Wonderful tutorial. Thank you
    I think when I make one, I might not want to take it off. Yours looks super comfortable.

  2. Yes, it's so much smarter to make something like that than to spend the insane prices they ask at the store. Very nice job and great tutorial! :-)

  3. That look so cozy and snuggly. I'm really into snuggly in winter here (about 18 miles west of Grand Junction, CO out in rural area). I've wanted one of those but not going to pay prices when I can make one also (if can get my ornery sewing machine working right that is).
    I have some flannel think I'll try it on first so I don't waste the fur. Just got coupons from JoAnn's yesterday in mail. Might have some wool to make one also but it's a bit itchy. You gave us such a great tutorial I ought to be able to make one. Thanks for sharing your talents. Happy days and enjoy season.
    No snow here yet doggone it. Been waiting. Have gone thru and delivered to places in MN in winter in hubs truck so know how cold it gets there. We lived in Mt for 7 yrs., know they've gotten some snow and below zero temps as I still talk to one of our old neighbors from MT. He lives south of Helena. We used to live on Canyon Ferry Lake and he was our neighbor there. I'd go back in heart beat if we could have close to what we did when we lived there, 20 acres. That was in 92' we left San Diego for MT. Then we moved to Bowling Green, KY in 99 then came here to CO in 2004, climate in KY was too hard on me with arthritis, asthma, and allergies.

  4. So cute!!! Our weather is ridiculously cold for south Louisiana at this time of year - 29 this morning. UGH!

  5. I love this! It looks really cozy and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing - sorry for the reason, though :) xo Karen


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