April 5, 2012

Twisted Cowl Tutorial (no sew!)

As promised, the tutorial for a Twisted Cowl - and yep, it's no-sew....

 I saw something similar to this on Pinterest from Whole Living, but they didn't show how to get the "twist" look so I figured it out and want to show you a quick how-to...

Here I am, trying to replicate their picture, which never really works:

First up make your tshirt yarn.  Basically, you cut a tshirt into a bunch of strips - mine were about 1 inch wide.  Their tutorial tells you that part.  Then you take that strip that you cut, which is actually a loop, and stretch it out.  It will curl in on itself, and voila, it's tshirt yarn.

So lay all your loops out like this:
Then while holding the left end of the oval still, twist the right in of the oval in on itself a few times, til it looks like this - you can see how it's twisty:

Then, with the twists in place, make a figure 8:
And then bring the two ends of the ovals together.  That will make all the side seams from the tshirt in basically the same spot.  Then take a scrap from the sleeve of the tshirt and cut it into a rectangle and fold the edges in, like shown:
Place it around the area with all the seams.  You are going to cover all the seams and hold the necklace together.  Fold one edge down just a little (like a hem) and then put a line of hot glue on it and wrap it around and press it down.  The hot glue will hold it - no sewing required.
Looks like this finished:

It's a little snugger on my neck than I had planned - I think the main reason is because the shirt I used was an XS, so the loops just weren't that big.  But that's okay - it's not tight or anything.

I love simple, quick, easy projects - you can do this - really!!  Go make one right now!

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2 Fabulous Comments:

That is so funny... I used the same tutorial to make one this week too! I love the color of yours!

That is so cute! And I love your side-by-side photos. :-)

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