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I had this sherpa fabric in my stash for a long time and have known I wanted to combine it with buffalo check to sew an infinity scarf for more than a year. I finally made it and I’m so happy with it! It’s really quick and easy to make, too.
Warning: it is slightly enormous. A little hard to photograph (at least I’m going to say that’s why I only managed photos of it that don’t contain my head). Kind of fussy when you first put it on. But it is so warm, you’ll forgive it.
- 18 by 60 inch (or so) cut of brown sherpa fabric (or use any faux fur, minky or fleece of your choice)
- 1 yard plaid flannel (this is similar to what I used)
- sewing machine, thread, scissors
- Aleene’s Fabric Fusion or other permanent fabric glue
How to Sew a Cozy Cowl or Infinity Scarf
I started with two pieces of sherpa fabric that I sewed together to make a piece measuring 18 by 60. If you like you can cut it in half lengthwise so you have a narrower and longer cowl, which was actually my original plan. Laziness won the day, though, and I’m so glad it did.
Trim the flannel fabric to the same dimensions as the sherpa. In my case, I cut my fabric in half so it was the same width as the other fabric, sewed the pieces back together to make one long piece, then trimmed a bit from the end so the two pieces of fabric were the same length.
Turn fabric right-sides together. Sew across one long side, one short side and the other long side.
Turn right side out. Iron if desired.
Fold the raw edges down on the open end (I folded back about an inch). Slide the finished edge into the slit of the open edge, making sure not to twist the loop unless you want to.
Secure the edge on both sides with lots of fabric glue or sew by hand — this operation was way too much for my machine, but if you have a heavy-duty machine you can sew it by machine. Just get that end closed up some way.
I love this cozy cowl so much, when the weather took a cold turn for a couple of days recently, I wore it all day long. Inside the house. My daughter made fun of me but I didn’t care because at least I was warm.
How do you like to bundle up when you’re cold?
Love the plaid, great article