Sunday

Flower Cowl

I bought a couple of old wool sweaters, washed and dried them on the hottest settings until they were nicely felted.
 I cut a 7" circle then scalloped the perimeter. When I reached the end I continued to cut scallops in a spiral pattern till I reached the center. Beginning in the center I sewed a running stitch around the inside curves.
 I pulled the thread taut, spiraled the petals and sewed the layers in place.
 So that the flowers looked more flower-like, I sewed a button and bead in the center.
 I cut out two leaf shapes about 6" x 4".
I sewed five flowers together end to end and added the leaves on each end. To complete the circle I cut a small slit in the middle of one leaf, making certain that it was just big enough to accommodate the button. I used the buttonhole stitch to finish the edges of the slit. At last I tried on the cowl and positioned the button. 

 A nice alternative to a scarf, if I must say so myself.



29 comments:

Nadine @ Chic with the Kool-Aid Mustache said...

I love this idea! I've been tempted to buy some wool sweaters at my thrift shop but haven't...yet! This I just might try though.

Michelle L. said...

So beautiful! I love the finished cowl, it's just luscious, and I love the scalloped flower.

WhimsyZ said...

Actually, much more lovely than a plain scarf! You did a beautiful job and inspired me to try this! Thanks!

Nadine @ Chic with the Kool-Aid Mustache said...

you inspired me! I couldn't wait to try this so I did, and I'm linking the results http://chicwiththekoolaidmustache.blogspot.com/2014/01/weekend-wool-felting.html

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