Cowl Neck Sweater: 3ten.ca
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Sewing: Week Thirty Five: Cowl Neck Sweatshirt

Cowl Neck Sweatshirt: 3ten.ca

Cowl neck sweatshirt is this weeks sewing project. I know it’s been a bit since I’ve last posted, but that’s because the summer has been so busy and it finally caught up with me! A few trips to Kelowna and a lot of family came to visit, which was so awesome. Anyway, that’s the reason for me being MIA this past week. Yet, here I am, back at the 52 weeks of sewing and this cowl neck sweatshirt is the perfect almost fall project – let’s get sewing!

What You Need

  • 2 1/2 yards of sweatshirt fabric
  • serger
  • matching thread
  • pins
  • scissors
  • pattern

This pattern is a free one from Jessica Rabbit – check it out. I have a few tips and tricks, but over all, it’s a great pattern.

First, print your pattern and put it together.

Cowl Neck Sweatshirt: 3ten.ca

Then, map out your pattern pieces to ensure you’re maximizing your fabric.

Cowl Neck Sweatshirt: 3ten.ca

For this whole project I used my serger – didn’t even turn my sewing machine on. You pick which machine is best for you.

Cowl Neck Sweatshirt: 3ten.ca

She has the right moves since she pulls one of my favourites by creating one seam with the sleeve and the side body.

Cowl Neck Sweatshirt: 3ten.ca

Attach the bottom and then the cuffs and the cowl.

Cowl Neck Sweatshirt: 3ten.ca

When it comes to the cowl, I skipped the button wholes in hopes of creating a more polished piece – not so casual. I did, however, use the fold hem technique on my serger and it worked well.

Cowl Neck Sweatshirt: 3ten.ca

Make sure all of those seams line up and you’ll be left with a super polished piece.

Cowl Neck Sweatshirt: 3ten.ca

Done!

It turned out a bit bigger than I thought it would – I went for a small. Next time I’ll try an XS. Although, it’s easily modifiable – I think I’ll be okay with it baggy over black leggings.

Cowl Neck Sweatshirt: 3ten.ca

Cowl Neck Sweatshirt: 3ten.ca

Cowl Neck Sweatshirt: 3ten.ca

Thanks so much for visiting – happy sewing and have a great week!

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