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No-Sew Poncho

Updated on November 19, 2011

It's Poncho Weather!

You've seen them on the runway and you want one of your own - a Poncho. I have a way to make a poncho for every mood or day of the week - and it's easy! There is no sewing involved! There is no need for perfection! It is a perfect arts & craft project for the arts & craft challenged and the arts & craft expert! Everyone can make a poncho that looks great!

I learned this technique recently and finished the project in 1-1/2 hours (start to finish!). This project could be adjusted for child size. It is simple enough that a child could make their own poncho!

The poncho to the left is the actual poncho I created! Thanks to Betty S. for the wonderful directions!

Supplies needed for a No-Sew Poncho

Supplies:

1-1/4-yard thick polyester fleece in a 60-inch width (Plaid is great to work with because the lines can serve as a cutting guide!)

Masking or Painters Tape

Fabric Scissors with about a 4-inch blade

That's all! What could be simpler! The painters tape and scissors can be found at local Dollar-type stores. Sorry, fleece isn't available at dollar stores yet!

Here's my favorite pair of scissors - they cut like butter!

Gingher G-5 5 inch Knife Edge Sewing Craft Scissors

Hancock Fabrics in our town has an amazing selection of fleece fabric; prints, solids, and even team prints: Up to 50% off Hancock Fabrics - Fleece!.

Steps 1 & 2 for No Sew Poncho

1. Cut two 30-inch by 45-inch rectangles of the fleece.

2. Place one rectangle right side up on a flat surface; lay the other rectangle right side up on top of the first on so the pieces match.

Steps 3 & 4 for No Sew Fleece Poncho

3. Mark off the rectangles with the tape - 4 inches in from all sides - edge to edge. This will make the inside edge of your fringe.

4. Cut out the corners that are formed by the tape, this will give you 4-inch squares for scraps.

Reversible No Sew Fleece Poncho Videos

Steps 5 & 6 for No Sew Fleece Poncho

5. Measure 15 inches in on one side of the 45-inch length side of the fabric rectangle. This will form the collar of the poncho.

6. Begin cutting the fringe through both pieces of fabric, 1-inch wide by 4-inches down this edge and around the entire garment. Leaving the 15 inch collar on the side that you began on.

Two-Tone No Sew Poncho Videos

Steps 7, 8, & 9 for No Sew Fleece Poncho

7. Line up the collars in an "L" shape (outside edge of one collar to the inside corner of the other).

8. Begin to tie the fringe in a knot making sure to tie all the knots in the same direction so they will lie flat.

9. Line up the other edges of the collars and do the same knot tying down that edge. This will always line up the short side with a long side that has a collar length on it.

Videos to Make a No Sew Fleece Poncho for Children

Step 10 of the No Sew Fleece Poncho - You're Done!



Put your garment on and enjoy wearing it, or give it to someone as a gift!

More Poncho's to Buy

So you really can't even connect with scissors - buy your own and tell people you made it your own!

Are You Ready for Poncho Weather?

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      For Kids 

      10 months ago

      Best advice if you want to make this for kids 3"x2" Collar is a bit too big so I made that smaller by just cutting more strips to tie.

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      Person 

      22 months ago

      Next time could you please put full pictures of the poncho it would be really helpful.

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      judy-schutte 

      5 years ago

      I'm sorry, but these are the most wretched instructions. At the very least, the video should match the instructions! I've been at this project now for 2 hours, have tied and untied. I'm stuck where so many others at step 7. Why? because the video could have been a wonderful help. Does anyone have a better video for this design? Thanks.

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      Sammyleew 

      6 years ago

      Please help! I can't figure out your instructions. I can't figure out after step 8 how to line up rest of fabric

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      KatBar 

      6 years ago

      What a great idea. Thanks for sharing

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      Gayle 

      7 years ago from McLaughlin

      This is truly a unique idea and one I think I might be able to do!

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      Gayle 

      7 years ago from McLaughlin

      This is truly a unique idea and one I think I might be able to do!

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      onenickel 

      7 years ago

      @onenickel: I figured it out. With the 2 pieces on top of each other Measure in 15 inches and then start cutting your fringe all the way around stopping where you 15 inches started. Then pick up the top piece and turn it so the start of the 15 inches lines up with the end of the 15 inches on the other piece. This gives you the L and tie.

      I also made this in a reversable patteren.

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      onenickel 

      7 years ago

      @onenickel: I figured it out. With the 2 pieces on top of each other Measure in 15 inches and then start cutting your fringe all the way around stopping where you 15 inches started. Then pick up the top piece and turn it so the start of the 15 inches lines up with the end of the 15 inches on the other piece. This gives you the L and tie.

      I also made this in a reversable patteren.

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      onenickel 

      7 years ago

      Please help me. I can't figure this out. I get lost when you say measure in 15 inches. How far down? Then I get lost on how to put it together. The video is for a different ponch all together. I did that one, but I like the looks of this one better. Please give better instuructions. I really want to make this. I have been cutting up paper trying to figure it out.

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      VarietyWriter2 

      8 years ago

      I have never seen these before. Great idea. Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      Just had to stop back by on my first day as a Squid Angel and Bless this wonderful lens!

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      clouda9 lm 

      9 years ago

      Clever and can be very personalized! Loved your step-by-steps with pics. You made it to Rocket Mom's graduation - congrats!

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      Bambi Watson 

      9 years ago

      What a great, fun & easy project!

      Congratulations on Graduating RocketMom!

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      Heather Burns 

      9 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      What a great idea! Love this!

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      Michey LM 

      9 years ago

      Hi! I like ponchos, actually I have one which is a rectangular. it is made from wool and it is so warmly. Great lens

      Michey

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      Joan4 

      9 years ago

      What a great Christmas gift idea! or even Christmas ponchos!

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      puzzlerpaige 

      9 years ago

      Oh, I think my daughter will love to make one of these. Lensrolling to my Inexpensive Christmas Gifts. I love fleece since it doesn't ravel and is fairly inexpensive.

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      oztoo lm 

      9 years ago

      I hate sewing. This is so clever. Nice lens.

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      Jeanette 

      9 years ago from Australia

      How clever is that!

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Cute poncho! I'm not that great at sewing so this sounds easy!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      9 years ago from United States

      Totally Awesome! Great instructions! Lensrolled to my "Sewing in the House of Sylvestermouse" lens.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Tape works wonders. Very nice!

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      bdkz 

      9 years ago

      Beautiful!

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done, Terry & blessed & lensrolled to my How To Make An Apron lens.

      I once thought of doing fleece throws for everyone in my family, I think fleece is a pretty special fabric to work with & warm and comforting, in addition.

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      Mary 

      9 years ago from Chicago area

      Briings back childhood memories. 5*

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