Some kind of tutorial for cowl and hand-warmers

A cowl and a pair of hand-warmer

My first tutorial! Well, sort of. As I’m being asked about how I recyled a scarf into a cowl and hand-warmers, I made this, uh, simple drawings on how to make them.

I hope the drawings can explain itself. The scarf I used measured about 120×45 cm. It has to be a bit stretchy as it’ll be worn over the head. I think old T-shirt can also be made into this cowl and hand-warmers.

Basically, the scarf is cut along the dashed lines (and also along the middle width of the scarf). The upper part will be made into 2 pairs of hand-warmers, while the lower part will be the cowl.

There are no exact measurements as every fabric has different stretch.

Some kind of tutorial for cowl and hand-warmers

The hand-warmers are basically just rectangles sewn into tubes. Before they are sewn, fit the rectangles over the wrist to find the right measurement. Mine is about 16 cm in circumference. Trim the excess fabric and sew them into tubes, leaving several centimetres unstitched to make a hole for the thumb. Fold the upper and lower edge about 2 cm to the inside and stitch, zig-zag stitches are recommended. I leave the inside edge of the seams unfinished, but zig-zag stitches can be used on them to keep from fraying, it depends on the type of the fabric.

Cut the cowl according to the lines, and stich the sides together. Fold the upper edge about 2-3 cm to the inside and stitch using zig-zag stitch. Finish the inside seams if necessary. There you go!

Link: A cowl and a pair of hand-warmers

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