Blanket Poncho Tutorial

Blanket Poncho

Blanket Poncho

I don’t think its gets any easier to make an on trend garment than this blanket poncho. Hope you love this blanket poncho tutorial. I will admit this was a new blanket. My mother bought it for me. The point of my blog is usually to upcycle or recycle.

You can go one better than me and recycle an old blanket into a blanket poncho, up-cycle a sofa throw or even old curtains provided they aren’t too stiff. My blanket came a standard 130 centimetres x 150 centimtres.  You could easily go as big as 150 centimtres x 200 centimetres.

To finish your blanket poncho you can add fringing along the back and front bottom edges. And then sew a hem around the arms and neck openings. Or make your own bias tape from left over fabric? I found a tutorial for continuous bias tape. Wow, life changing! Who knew bias tape is so easy to make? You could sew bias tape all around your poncho. The options for this are endless. How about a tweed poncho with faux suede tape? Or a light cotton throw trimmed with bright fringing for a summer beach poncho?

The choker necklace was made from left over strapping which I had lying around. Will feature than next week but here are a few older posts for choker necklaces –

Poncho Pattern

Poncho Pattern

You need: –

  • between 130 to 150 x 150 to 200 centimetres of fabric
  • matching colour thread
  • bias tape and fringing (optional)
  • sewing scissors
  • pins
  • sewing machine

You do: –

Fold your poncho in half and in half. Measure it out and mark with tailors chalk, old soap or even pin it as I did.

Fold blanket and mark it

Fold blanket and mark it

You want to cut the centre front to the fold line. Then cut a teeny, tiny bit longer so there is space for your neck to fit in the very middle. Skip this step and your poncho will hang too long in front.

Over-lock or zig-zag any edges of your fabric that might fray.

Over-lock or zig-zag edges

Over-lock or zig-zag edges

Then fold back and make a hem around the front and neck section. And any other sections that need edging. You can sew bias tape around the edges in lieu of a hem. Also add fringing at this point

Fold back edges and make a hem

Fold back edges and make a hem

Press this seam with an iron and press your poncho flat. If you want to sew the sides together now is the time. I didn’t do that but it does make the poncho fit better. It can slide off.

Press seam with an iron

Press seam with an iron

And just like that you have a brand new poncho.

See you right here next week.

Greenie.

 

 

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