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Button Up Neck Cowl Pattern

If you are looking for a new sewing project, why not try making a simple button up neck cowl. This easy pattern is perfect for beginner sewers, and it’s a great way to use up scraps of fabric. Plus, it’s the perfect accessory for winter weather.

What’s not to love about a cozy button-up neck cowl? This pattern is perfect for sewers of all levels and can be made with any type of fabric. Plus, it makes a great gift for the holidays and birthdays too.

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Button Up Neck Cowl Pattern

Reversible Fabric Neck Warmer

If you’re like me, you have a winter wardrobe full of sweaters and jackets, but not many cozy neck accessories. This is the perfect season to start sewing up some easy and stylish neck cowls. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a button up neck cowl that can be slipped over your head.

Rather than making a buttonhole, I added one button on each side of this neck warmer. In addition, I used two different colors of fabric. That way, this can be reversible.

Keep reading for instructions on how to make your own button up neck cowl.

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Directions: Button Up Neck Cowl Pattern

Skill Level


Finished Size

8 X 48 inches

Materials and Supplies

Fabric – 2 different kinds to allow your cowl to be reversible

Cutting Mat

Rotary Cutter


Ironing Board

Sewing Machine




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Pattern Notes

You can choose to have the same fabric for the top and the bottom, or you can choose one fabric for the top and a different fabric for the bottom.


Cut two pieces of fabric 8 ½ X 48 ½ inches.

Step 1.

Layer the pieces together right sides together. The wrong side of the top fabric should be facing out.

Pin or add clips to secure your rectangle.

Step 2.

Leaving a 2-inch opening for turning, sew around the rectangle using 1/4-inch seam allowance. Backstitch when you start and when you stop.

Steps 1 and 2 of sewing fabric scarf

Step 3.

Trim the corners close to the stitching line to reduce bulk.

Turn the scarf inside out. Use a turning tool or a skewer to help push out the corners to a point.  Be careful not to poke a hole in the fabric.

Step 4.

Press the scarf flat with the seam allowance of the open hole tucked inside. Place a few clips or pins to keep this seam in place.

Step 5.

Topstitch around the rectangle 1/8-inch from the edge. Make sure to sew over the turning hole to close it. Trim the threads

Turn, Press, and Topstitch Scarf

Step 6.

Lay one end over the top of the other end. Determine where you want to put your button(s) and sew a button on the front and back.

You have completed the button up neck cowl pattern. Enjoy wearing or gifting this fun sewing project.

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