I wanted to wear a poncho to work but I couldn't find a design that I loved so I decided to make it myself.
What you will need.
- 1 to 2 meters of fabric
- sewing machine and serger
Fold the fabric in half (decide if you want the hem line to be even) I wanted the front of my poncho to be a little shorter in the front.
Fold the fabric in half again. Cut along this fold and stop at the first half fold. (this will be at the back of the neck)
Depending on how wide you want the neck opening to be, cut along the first fold evenly on both sides of the 1/4 fold and cut.
From the edge of the cut on the first fold, create a diagonal line to the cut on the second fold. This will create a opening for your neck, and based on the angle of the diagonal you will create a tight or wide neck opening.
On the bottom corners of the poncho cut of the extra material to prevent dragging.
Use your serger or sewing machine to trim all the raw edges. This will prevent any fraying of the material.
Decide and measure where you'd like to create a large button hole. The holes will help create a space for a belt for the poncho.
Grab one of your waist belts, and voila! your poncho is done in an afternoon.