Create this simple shrug in less than an hour. Use two simple measurements to draft the shrug pattern, cut the fabric and armholes, and finish it off with binding.
For a super-comfy version, choose a thick fabric, such as fleece. For a more sweater-like creation, opt for a loose knit. You can also choose a sheer organza for a dressy evening look. Finish the raw edges with rib-knit strips or stretch binding, which shape easily around the curved edges. For an extra-warm option, topstitch two layers of fleece together. You can even try a quicker no-sew version; make the shrug in fleece and leave the edges raw, or cut them with pinking shears.
Whether you make it in a lightweight fabric or in a cozy knit, this shrug is the perfect addition to any wardrobe, regardless of the season. Nicole Smith shows you how to turn a circle of fabric into an elegant wrap in this article from Quick Stuff to Sew, Vol. 5.