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meggywegsontoast
« on: September 29, 2004 05:27:43 AM »

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I was looking in shops for a poncho and saw they were like 30quid+ and I thought, i aint paying that much because basically it's a circle with a smaller circle cut out in the middle c  Shocked

Most of them are crocheted (spelled?) or knitted and whatnot, but i was thinking it would be possible to use any kind of material as long as it's thick enough?

perhaps a durable curtain with some kind of warm lining underneath?   

or is it just a crazy idear?  Shocked  hey.. don't steal it Cheesy   Cry

meg Cheesy!
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2004 05:52:13 AM »

Judging by the 18 pages of results that come up when you run "poncho" through the search engine, no one needs to steal it.

There are a number of patterns to make fabric ponchos- Simplicity 4785, 5330, 5349; Butterick 3975; McCalls 4228... they're quite common, really, and any major pattern company should have one.
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2004 06:08:31 AM »

Judging by the 18 pages of results that come up when you run "poncho" through the search engine, no one needs to steal it.


Calm down honey!  No need to cry over it.  Kiss

I should have mentioned that I had looked through the previous "18 pages of results that come up when you run 'poncho' through the search engine," realizing that 94% of them were crocheted or knitted, and the ones that were sewed, you had to purchase patterns.

I was enquiring for anybody that had previously made the kind of poncho that i was wondering about could give me any tips. 

And as common as they might be where you live, I've never seen the type that I was intending on trying to make.

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2004 06:42:04 AM »

There are a few ways to make a basic poncho out of fabric (as opposed to knitting or crocheting one). I'm planning on making myself one, so I've been scouring the mall, looking at how the ridiculously-expensive store-bought ones are constructed. I've roughly sketched out two of the easier variations:



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In both cases, there's a lot you can do with adding embellishments like beaded fringe or funky fabric flowers or what-have-you... I'm planning on using the second pattern for my poncho; I'll post pics when/if I get it finished. Hope that helps!
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2004 06:50:22 AM »

When you looked through the pages that came up in the search, did you see one that you liked? I know most of the results probably showed you a knitted or crocheted poncho, but maybe if you could point out one that you like a lot (post a pic or the link to the page), one of us could help you figure out how to sew a similar one.

Take a look at this pattern here: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall03/PATTponcho.html. If you look at her instructions for putting it together, you'll see that it would be pretty simple to adapt her idea to a piece of fabric. All you have to do is finish/hem your edges and then sew it together, leaving a hole big enough for your head to go through. [Edited to add: this is the same idea that Trufflegirl just explained so nicely!]

I also found this link with a template for making a poncho with rounded edges: http://sewing.about.com/library/weekly/aa072904a.htm

I hope that's helpful. Good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2004 08:00:46 AM »

Thank you both, trufflegirl and IndiaRomeo.  Smiley

I will probably do something with the second pattern as well... they seem to be so easy and you can dress it up with whatever you like!

Thanks  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy


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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2004 12:50:01 PM »

Check out my blanket to poncho on Crafster or at www.maizehutton.com/maizeprojects.html
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2004 02:05:05 PM »

yeah i saw that. it is gorgeous.




thank you very very very very much i will be shopping for old blankets now Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2004 08:46:08 AM »

I'm planning on using the second pattern for my poncho; I'll post pics when/if I get it finished.

Finally got the poncho finished and posted --- have a look here (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=15162.0) if you're interested.
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