“How to make a poncho?” – this is one of the most common questions asked or searched by the people who are into the fashion industry or have a good sense of fashion.
Ponchos are really in trend in the fashion industry. One can easily wear a poncho while fulfilling their need and also carry it in a fashionable way.
There are many readymade and fashionable “ponchos” in the market. But, you can easily make a poncho by yourself. We will help you to know the easy steps on how to make a poncho!
A poncho is a garment that is worn over the head. It is a type of outerwear used to keep the body warm. A rain poncho is a water-resistant cloth that keeps the body dry while it rains. Since pre-Hispanic times, Native Americans of the Andes and Patagonia have worn ponchos in territories that are now part of Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina, and they are today regarded as characteristic South American clothes.
It’s simple to make your own poncho. Today, we’ll show you how to make a poncho in five easy steps that even a novice can do.
The poncho is now made of knit fabric. That can be a bit frightening now if you’re new to sewing with knits, but don’t let that stop you from attempting it! Things will move more smoothly if you use a ballpoint needle and a stiffer, thicker knit fabric.
Now let’s have a look at the stuff that you will be needing to make a poncho.
Supplies Needed to Make a Poncho
- 30 x 60 inch piece of knit fabric. Knitted fabric is a textile made by inter-looping yarns or inter-meshing loops, a process known as knitting. It differs from woven fabric in that it is more flexible and can be formed into smaller pieces more easily. It’s perfect for socks and caps. We are suggesting you knit fabric because knit fabrics are really easy to handle and you will get the best output with a knit fabric while making a poncho.
- Ballpoint needle : You will need this to sew with knits. The use of a ballpoint needle will ease your sewing. You will be able to sew the knits smoothly with the ballpoint needle.
How to Make a Poncho
First and foremost step is prepping the fabric. You need to prep your fabric by washing and drying it. Then make a 30 x 60-inch rectangle out of it. We’ve found that having a rotary cutting set saves us a lot of time when compared to trying to accomplish this with scissors and a ruler or something similar. The 45 mm blade of the Classic Stick Rotary Cutter is ideal for cutting multiple layers of fabric. The extra-large Cutting Mat provides lots of workspace and outlasts conventional mats. Further the Acrylic Ruler makes exact measuring simple, whether you’re cutting straight lines or squares.
To make a 30 inch X 30 inch square, fold your fabric in half widthwise with the right sides together. Check that the correct sides are on the inside and the incorrect sides are on the outside. To clarify you can have a look at the pictures given below to get some ideas on folding.
You have to do the pinning or clipping one of the perpendicular sides to the fold but not the side across from it. To clarify please follow the given picture below.
Sew along that side, stopping 10 inches from the fold, 1/2 inch from the edge. Those ten inches should be left unstitched. When you start and stop, make sure to backstitch so that the seams are beautiful and strong. To clarify follow the given picture.
To one side of your seam, fold the hem you just sewed. Pin it in place, then sew all the way around it, approximately 1/4 inch from the edge, being careful to backstitch at the beginning and end.
Now you’ve learned how to make a poncho in 5 easy steps. The bottom and neckline edges were left raw.
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