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One of the best fashion trends to hit fall and winter fashion the last few years is the poncho! They are so fun and come in tons of colors and patterns, they’re easy to style and most importantly…it gives you an excuse to wear a blanket. This poncho tutorial is super easy and inexpensive, making it a perfect gift for friends and family! They’ll love it because it’s tres chic and let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than a great homemade gift!
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I’ve been wanting to DIY a poncho for a while but I had a hard time finding a poncho tutorial that I liked (that was also easy). I have a sewing machine but if a project CAN be no-sew, I definitely take that route. I found this poncho tutorial on We Heart This and used it for my first DIY poncho. It was nice but not quite the look I was going for so I modified the pattern to create this one and it was perfect!
Special thanks to my dogs for helping me out with this shoot! 🙂
Boots: Target ($20; exact) | Poncho: DIY ($5 for fabric, similar fabrics here) | Shirt: Old Navy ($6; similar here) | Earrings: Old Navy ($3.50; similar here) | Jeans: Forever 21 ($8; exact) | Lips: NYX Liquid Suede Lip Cream Soft Spoken ($7; exact)
It’s SO easy, y’all.
Here’s what you need:
- 1-2 yards of fleece, depending on how long you want it
- Fabric scissors (they need to be super sharp because you want clean edges)
- Measuring tape or ruler
And here’s what you do! I didn’t take photos of the actual process but it’s so easy hopefully you can get by without them.
- Decide how long you want your poncho to be. In this photo I’m wearing a 60″ poncho. (For reference, I’m 5’5″). Most fleece is 60″ wide, which is why you can get away with just one yard. I prefer mine to be a little longer (70″ is a nice length) but if you do that you’ll need two yards instead of one.
- Once you’ve got your length cut, make sure the width is the right size too. Anything between 36″ and 40″ should do just fine – mine in the photo is 36″ but as you can see, I could’ve gone smaller.
- Make a mark at the halfway point of your width (the shorter side) and cut a straight line a little less than halfway up the poncho. (This creates the opening at the front of the poncho). I would do it several inches shy of halfway, then try it on. I like to keep the back of mine a little longer than the front but just keep trying it on and extending the line until you get what you like.
- ROCK THAT PONCHO.
Here’s a diagram in case the instructions were confusing:
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