Make a funnel neck sweatshirt with a drawstring
Hey y’all, welcome back for another sweatshirt hack – today I’m going to show you how to sew a drawstring cowl neck on a sweatshirt. I love this kind of shirt, loose enough around the neck so I don’t feel constricted (I hate the feel of turtlenecks) but still something to keep me warm. And it’s less bulky than a hoodie, because let’s face it, I basically never pull the hood on.
This is a hack on my hoody pattern which you can find here. In addition to adding the cowl, I added a little length to this particular one and finished with a plain hem instead of a hem band.
I made a video of the process to sew a drawstring cowl for this that you can watch below or on YouTube here. This is very similar to the process of adding a plain cowl, and if you prefer written instructions for that you can find them here.
This particular sample is sewn in cotton fleece from Organic Cotton Plus. It is super soft, but this fleece isn’t particularly stretchy. So I added a half inch width to my cuffs and that made them easier to slip over my hands. I also did the thumbhole cuff tutorial on this shirt that I shared last week.
Great timing! Iam just planning a springy, floral sweatshirt with a hood,or now maybe a cowl neck! I am using stash tshirt knit floral, so it will be much thinner than a typical sweatshirt. Thanks so much. I have downloaded the sweatshirt and bookmarked the cowl instructions.
Love this hack thanks. Made the hoodie and it’s so comfortable. Great pattern. I wore it when my kids came for dinner yesterday and they all want one!!! Thank you.
Great tutorial. Thank you for the step by step videos.