Sew Mama Sew: Giveaway Day!

Welcome Blog Hoppers! (Note this Giveaway is now Closed)

Twice a year the amazing sewing blog, Sew Mama Sew, puts together an incredible Giveaway Day for bloggers and makers of all types.

This December we thought we would get in on all the fun! Simply tell us what you are making and gifting this holiday season in the comment section below for your chance to with a $50 gift certificate to our shop, Style Maker Fabrics. A winner will randomly be selected on the evening of Sunday, December 13th, 2015.

$50 Gift Certifcate

Need some ideas for your holiday sewing or gifts? Be sure to check our our 12 Days of Sewing here on the blog. We are posting a new gift idea and some daily specials everyday. Check out all the post HERE.

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12/14/15: This Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to Bobbie, our randomly selected winner. Happy Holidays!

 

Selecting the Random Winner

Selecting the Winner

Bobbie's comment- the 5th comment posted.

Bobbie’s comment- the 5th comment posted.

 

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Day Nine: Cozy Cowl

On the Ninth Day of Sewing…

We are in the home stretch of the 12 Days of Sewing. For today’s gift idea we thought about something extra toasty to keep you warm on a chill day- a cozy cowl. The question was… how do we want to construct it? Then we had the great idea to use the same technique that we used in for Day Three’s Infinity Scarves and they turned out perfect! So quick and easy to sew, these snuggly neck warmers are a great last minute gift. You could sew up a few of them in just an evening!

Cozy Cowls using Faux Fur and Shearling

Cozy Cowls using Faux Fur and Shearling

For our cozy cowl we chose two soft and warm fabrics, a cotton flannel and faux shearling. We cut our fabrics to be 12″ x 30″- for wide fabrics you get 2 cowls with just a 1/3 yard of each!

Cowl Supplies

Cowl Supplies

Layer the two pieces, right sides together, and pin along both long edges. Stitch each side using a 3/8″ seam allowance.

Pinned layers of the cowl.

Pinned layers of the cowl.

Just like the infinity scarves, pull one end of the cowl up through the middle matching the raw edges of both ends. You will be matching up the like fabrics- flannel to flannel and shearling to shearling. Take care to match up both seams and pin securely.

Carefully stitch the layers together starting just before one of the seams. We started on the flannel side- we thought it would be easier to whip stitch the opening closed on the flannel than the plush shearling. Leave about a 3 to 4″ opening for turning when you get all the way around. Turn the cowl right side out and whip stitch the opening closed.

Remaining opening to whip stitch closed.

Remaining opening to whip stitch closed.

This shearling cowl went together so quickly we sewed up another one right away using faux fur and a coordinating woven. You can totally customize this project with any combination of fabrics. The shearling is a nice choice for one side since it is so plush and warm but it would be great paired with any knit or woven.

Here are our finished cowls- you can even wear them as a hood for even more warmth.

We also used the same technique of using two fabrics to make another infinity scarf, with the full width of the fabrics. We chose matching sweater knit dots– so that the two sides ended up being reversed. Another great project and gift!

Opposites attract- dot knit infinity scarf.

Opposites attract- dot knit infinity scarf.

Happy Sewing!

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