Thursday, October 3, 2013

“Just the Neck” Fleece Cuff

After a few Fall-flavored days at the end of September, Joe got a little excited and opened up his snowboarding bag. He had been thinking of his favorite neck cuff and wanted to wear it on a long run he had coming up – he likes it because he can pull it up over his ears and nose if he wants. After trying to convince me that the smell was “how it’s always been”, he kindly asked me to make him a new one – something we lovingly deemed “just the neck” (of a turtleneck); because really, that’s what it is. So here it is: how to make “just the neck”.


What you will need:

Fleece (less than half a yard)
The Usual Suspects: thread, sewing machine, scissors, ruler

1. Cut your fabric – I cut a rectangle 26” wide x 12” tall ( you can always adjust to your needs if you want it taller. We kept the the width small so that it could be pulled up over his nose and stay there if he wanted it to.)


2. Fold fabric in half “the hamburger way” so that the two short ends meets and right side of fabric is in. Pin and sew ends together. Trim excess.




3. Fold top edge down to finish edge – pin. Sew seam by pulling fabric taught when stitching – this will allow the fabric to still stretch after sewn. Repeat with bottom edge.



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Very simple; basically a tube with finished edges. I figured I would post this tutorial even though we in the Northeast have 80 degree weather in October right now. This is for those of you who are looking for gift ideas to get started on for the Holidays and those of you in the Rockies who will be getting snow in the next few days!

Thanks for stopping by!
Bridget, XOXO

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