I saw this cute and easy poncho article – https://saltymom.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/diy-sew-a-poncho/ – on Pinterest the other day and thought I’d give it a whirl.
What do you need?
- Two rectangles of fabric (I used 16 inches by the width of the fabric)
- Sewing machine, pins, scissors, thread, etc
- Matching cord to lace up the sides (2 pieces about 20 inches long)
What do you do?
There’s not much more that I can add beyond the original post, it’s that simple a make.
- Finish the edges of the rectangles using your preferred method.
- Put the two rectangles right sides together.
- Sew them together front and back along one of the long sides.
I went about 16 inches up at the front and 10 inches up from the back.
- Open up the poncho
- Put lace holes up each side under the arms (I went up about 10 inches with these)
- Lace up the sides (top to bottom) and tie the cord off in a bow
All done. I messed mine up a bit by failing to match the pattern on the two rectangles. It’s an error that I wasn’t too bothered about fixing for a piece of casual wear. I can just take the approach my husband does, which is to rewrite my mental history and call my make errors ‘design features’.
I love how deep the back is. Because I knew I’d always be wearing the poncho over something else, I could have a nice deep V at the back without worrying about bra coverage.