The Cozy DIY Cowl Sweater

November 17, 2014Sheri Pavlović
Turn two sweaters into the comfiest DIY Cowl Sweater!

The temperature is plummeting in Berlin so that means it’s time to start refashioning some of those snuggly leftover knit bits I have lurking in my stash…

Turn two sweaters into the comfiest DIY Cowl Sweater!

Grab a couple of less-than-stellar sweaters and create a cozy cowl with my winter welcoming refashion!

Turn two sweaters into the comfiest DIY Cowl Sweater!

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Snag wide necked sweater + another that coordinates well for the cowl neck (I used the sweater leftover from my Groovy DIY Poncho)

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Now that’s a crazy wide neck!

Turn two sweaters into the comfiest DIY Cowl Sweater!

Chop the bottom off of your soon-to-be-a-cowl victim a few centimeters below the underarm seams

Turn two sweaters into the comfiest DIY Cowl Sweater!

Pop the cowl into the sweater with the wrong side of the cowl neck facing the right side of the sweater (this will ensure that when worn the cowl will fold down with the correct side facing out)

Turn two sweaters into the comfiest DIY Cowl Sweater!

Stitch together

Turn two sweaters into the comfiest DIY Cowl Sweater!

and you are now the proud owner of the largest cowl neck in the universe!

Turn two sweaters into the comfiest DIY Cowl Sweater!

Decide the approximate width you’d like your cowl to have & then easily shrink it with 2 straight side seams

Turn two sweaters into the comfiest DIY Cowl Sweater!

Chop off the excess, zigzag the edges to prevent fraying and you could be done!

Turn two sweaters into the comfiest DIY Cowl Sweater!

I decided to add a bit of detail to my cowl and bound the side and interior seams with some pretty vintage lace

Turn two sweaters into the comfiest DIY Cowl Sweater!

Throw on your cozy new cowl sweater and head out and share your cool creation with the world!

Three fabulous new-to-you garments refashioned from one turtleneck sweater! The projects are so quick you can make them all on a relaxing day off: Start with the funky ponchothen move on to the snuggly cowl sweater and finish up with the groovy maxidress!

For more funky DIYs take a peek at my tutorial index and always remember to keep up your Passion for Refashion!

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