Brocade and Fleece Cowl
More cowls? Rly?
I pinned this tutorial from the Purl Bee ages ago and have been thinking about it ever since. Once I finally whipped out my sewing machine to sew those last cowls, I figured what the heck? If a little is good a lot must be better. I’m so glad I did. This baby’s all for me! I chose a striking yet simple red and black floral brocade and paired it with a light grey fleece that’s super soft.
The Purl Bee’s tutorial has you cut two lengths of fabric and sew them together to get the final length, but I had enough yardage to just cut one piece and save myself some trouble. Otherwise, I made the adult size and found the tutorial really easy to follow. I’m thrilled with the result and am thinking of making a few more. The possibilities are endless.
This was my first time sewing both brocade and fleece. The fleece didn’t give me any trouble, but I thought the brocade might. After some reading, I found that it unravels like crazy, which I was already seeing just from the cut at the fabric store. People recommended either ironing on an interface or seaming the edges. I chose a small zig-zag stitch around the cut edges that sits inside the seam to hold it together. I think it worked really well. Has anyone ever tried using that unraveling glue?
I’ve also linked this over Raia’s Recipes for Savor it Saturday. Make sure to check it out for other great links.