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How to Make a Fleece Poncho. 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.
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.
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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.
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.