How to Make a Pashmina Jacket

by Nicole Palmby ; Updated September 28, 2017

A pashmina can be used as an alternative to a jacket.

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Pashmina cashmere is a warm, lightweight material often used to make shawls. The shawls are versatile and can be worn as stoles, scarves and shawls to complement outfits. Because of the warmth of the material, pashmina shawls can also be worn as an alternative to a jacket in cool weather.

Choose a pashmina shawl to wear. Pashminas come in a variety of colors, so choose one that complements your outfit.

Drape one corner of the pashmina shawl over the back of your right shoulder so that the rest of the pashmina is across your arm and in front of you.

Wrap the shawl across your chest and over your left shoulder. You can wrap it as tightly or loosely as you want.

Bring the shawl around your back and over your right shoulder. The edge of the pashmina should hang over the front of your right shoulder.


  • Keep your pashmina shawl in place as a jacket with a brooch or by tucking the end into itself at your neck.

    Wrap the pashmina around your head to protect your hair.

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About the Author

Nicole Palmby began writing professionally in 2007. She has written for MacMurray College and has experience writing about education, sewing and crafts, health care and religious topics. Palmby holds a Bachelor of Science in English (creative writing) from MacMurray College.