Make a fleece poncho in a snap. Fleece is great to work with because it does not fray. This is a super easy no-sew project that can be made for just a few dollars. Little girls and grown girls alike will look fashionable and love these snugly warm ponchos.
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Things you need
- Craft scissors
- Measuring tape
- Disappearing ink pen
Purchase fleece material from a sewing or craft store. Purchase 3/4 yard of fleece for toddlers and a yard of fleece for bigger girls. This amount of material will make 2 ponchos.
Lay the fleece flat, and cut it in half. Cut each half into a square shape. Toddlers will need a square that is roughly 27 inches by 27 inches, and bigger girls will need a square approximately 30 inches by 30 inches.
Fold one square of fleece in half diagonally. Match all corners and edges, making sure that the fold is even.
Use a measuring tape to find the middle of the folded edge of the fleece. Mark the middle and then mark about 3 inches from the center on either side of the middle mark.
Cut a semi-circle on the folded edge between the markings on either side of the middle. Use a bowl for a pattern to make the semi-circle even.
Open the poncho up and lay it flat. Make 1 1/2 inch cuts every inch all the way around the edges of the poncho.
Tie a knot in each piece of fringe. Add extra flair to the poncho by slipping a large bead on each piece of fringe and then tying a knot.
Tips and warnings
- Make two ponchos from one cut of material. After cutting the yard in half, square both pieces and use them both.
- Purchase fleece at the end of winter for the best prices.
- Purchase fleece at the beginning of the fall season for the best selection of fleece.
- Carefully measure before cutting.