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Topic: Almost no-sew poncho - Tutorial  (Read 13859 times)
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« on: May 30, 2004 09:19:27 PM »

I've been wanting to knit a poncho of my own after seeing lots and lots of them lately. It's been stewing in the back of my mind... but I've been busy with other projects. So I recently saw these ponchos in a couple of stores recently (BR) of a fine-knit fabric and thought about how easy it would be to make my own. I bought a yard of knit fabric from the discount fabric store today for $1.50/yd and came home and stitched up my own. It's SUPER easy.

My fabric is 60" wide. I cut a 24"w x 60"l strip of fabric, folded it in half so that it was 24"w x 30"l and sewed up the 30" side leaving a 12" opening by the fold. There you go - super-fast, almost no-sew poncho. One seam - zip zip, and you're done!

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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2004 06:05:10 AM »

awesome.  i'm so going to make one today.  after i finish the 3 pairs of pants and make some beer bread.  sooo...maybe it will be very late tonight.

btw, how are the edges holding up?  did you serge them or finish them at all?  do you think it'll fray, and maybe be a cool fray?

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2004 06:32:19 AM »

I think thats great!  I've seen the knit ones and I've seen sewn ones like that....all kinds of fabrics.  They are just adorable.  You did a great job!

« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2004 10:48:18 AM »

Thanks for the compliments! I didn't do anything to the edges - it doesn't look like the fabric will fray much or at all - I could tell when they cut it at the fabric store.
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2004 12:58:32 PM »

i love the colors you chose for the 'cho
tres sweet!

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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2004 06:50:07 PM »

I like that belt you have on too! Did ya make it?

« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2004 09:04:35 AM »

That's adorable! Ponchos are EVERYWHERE right now.. I want to kniw a real airy pone with HUGE needles and thin yarn Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2004 11:50:54 AM »

lol poncho is a funny word Shocked

« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2004 08:30:41 PM »

I felt spontainious (sp?) and I decided to make one and it turned out really good but then when I was holding up I realized that with just a little more fabric and a great beaded pin it could be a incredible skirt and it was. I was so excited to be walking around in my new creation.

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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2004 08:49:06 PM »

I love the poncho, but I'm with Okmaam... did you make that awesome belt? If so, explain!

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