Sunday, 20 January 2013

DIY: Converting a plain old V-neck into an interesting cowl

This great little tutorial from Trash to Couture shows just how easy it is to transform an old v-neck shirt into something absolutely fabulous.

You’ll need:
  • approx. ½ meter of fabric or scarf
  • buttons

Make a tube of fabric by folding your fabric into a measuring 92 x 76cm (36 x 30 inches). Fold it in half long ways and sew right sides together, then flip it out. That way it will have a heavier texture and the edges won’t need to be finished. Remember that if making a deep v-neck you will need to measure it accordingly.
Gather folds, with one end of the neck panel starting at the point of the v-neck. Leave about 7.6cm (3 inches) from the shoulder for the panel to wrap around. Sew right sides together.
Pin the rest of the neck piece along the v-neck and back. Top stitch around or sew right sides together.
Add buttons... or not. Gather the rest on the collar, overlapping with the front gathers. Sew right sides together. Trim any excess.
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