Ready to make your own fleece poncho? Let’s get started!
30-Minute Cowl Neck Fleece Poncho
Time: 30 minutes
Seam allowance: 1/2″
1-yard fleece for outer layer (anti pill or blizzard fleece both work fine)
1-yard fleece for lining
Measure the length from one wrist, across the chest, and all the way to the other wrist.
Cut both pieces of fleece into a square that matches that length.
Kaylee measured 36″ so the fleece squares were 36″x 36″.
Trim seams and clip corners.
Now we need to create a neck opening.
I used a 6.5″ circle that I cut in half as my template. This fit both of my girls (ages 5 and 8) perfectly. You can always start with a smaller neck hole and make it bigger if you need to.
When I made Kaylee’s no sew poncho when she was 3 years old I used a 4″ circle (as a reference).
Cut a rectangle for the cowl piece that is 24″ wide (the circumference of the neck opening) and 14″ tall.
Fleece has a bit of stretch to it. Make sure the stretch goes the direction as the 24″ width.
Now it’s time to sew the cowl piece to the poncho!
- The lining fleece will be the outer layer.
- The outer fleece (main fabric) will be the middle layer.
- The cowl piece will be the inner layer (wrong side out so that you can see the side seam)
Stretch a little as you pin, if necessary, so that everything lines up.
Turn your fleece poncho right side out.
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