Fleece and Brocade Reversible Sewn Cowl

fleece and brocade reversible sewn cowl

I pinned this tutorial from the Purl Bee ages ago and have been trying to build up my sewing skills lately. I've made several cowls with different types of fabric that have all turned out really well. If a little is good a lot must be better! I’m so glad that I gave it a shot because this baby’s all for me and I LOVE her.

I chose a striking yet simple red and black floral brocade and paired it with a light grey fleece that’s super soft. The Purl Bee’s tutorial has you cut two lengths of fabric and sew them together for the final length, but I cut mine from a single length because I had the yardage. The less I cut, the less room for error. I made the adult size and found the tutorial really easy to follow. I’m thrilled with the result and am thinking of making a few more. The possibilities are endless.

Does anyone have experience sewing with brocade? This was my first time sewing both brocade and fleece. The fleece didn’t give me any trouble, but I thought the brocade might. Brocade unravels like crazy, so I sewed a small zig-zag stitch around the cut edges to hold them together. People also recommended ironing interface to it, but I wasn't sure if that would make it too stiff. If anyone has ideas, please leave them below. Also make sure to visit the original post for more pictures. 

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