How to Sew a Poncho - A Dozen Free Patterns and Instructions

A poncho never seems to go out of style, is comfortable and it's easy to make so here are the best of the best for free instructions to make your own poncho. Fleece fabric sales are a great foundation for an economical poncho. But don't hesitate to find an old  a comfortable throw blanket and give it a new life with any one of these free patterns to sew a poncho!

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    HOW TO Make a Cute Poncho Out of an Old Blanket
    HOW TO Make a Cute Poncho Out of an Old Blanket. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Follow these five steps to create a cozy poncho. Imagine those blankets that are stuffed in the back of the closet having a new life while keeping you warm and cozy!

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    Easy Fleece Poncho
    Easy Fleece Poncho. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Two pieces of fleece are going to make you one poncho that is double warm and reversible when you follow these photo enhances instructions.

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    Martha Stewaert Frying Pan Poncho
    Martha Stewaert Frying Pan Poncho. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Watch this video for instructions that will use a kitchen frying pan and a yard of fabric to create a stylish poncho, designed by Built By Wendy, why guides you and Martha through the process.

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    Circle Poncho DIY
    Circle Poncho DIY. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This poncho is done with a laminated fabric and a lining to create a child's raincoat poncho. Follow the step by step instructions and use your fabric choices for a one of a kind beautiful creation that a child is going to love!

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    Joann Boucle Embellished Fleece Poncho
    Joann Boucle Embellished Fleece Poncho. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.om

    Two yards of fleece is converted to a stylish garment with these free instructions from Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts.  the brief detailed instructions are designed for a level2 skill level so you need a bit of sewing experience to start this great project.

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    Bernina Poncho with Panache
    Bernina Poncho with Panache. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    These instructions are designed to guide you through using Bernina's sewing machine presser feet but you can find your way with the detailed instructions. Directions for using a serger are included but optional.

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    Jo-Ann Fleece Poncho
    Jo-Ann Fleece Poncho. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This simple poncho has a nice warm neckline instead of the normal cut out neckline most poncho patterns offer. This one has the warm neckline and a cozy pocket for  your hands all from 2 1/2 yards of fleece for an adult poncho.

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    Jo-Ann Double Edge Poncho
    Jo-Ann Double Edge Poncho. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts offers this free pattern with no sewing experience needed. Using two colors of fleece  you can create a pretty border so you have two colors in your poncho.

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    Fringe Edge Poncho - Jo-Ann
    Fringe Edge Poncho - Jo-Ann. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This super simple fleece poncho is great with the fleece fringe on the edges. A great project for kids who want to sew, to master cutting skills and have something they will wear when they are finished.

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    Kid's Poncho - Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts
    Kid's Poncho - Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    These free instructions are easy to follow and perfect for a child to sew their own poncho in a fashion fabric. Many basic sewing tasks involved in making this free poncho pattern will teach while creating a wearable garment.

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    Colorful Sewn Poncho
    Colorful Sewn Poncho. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    The instructions for this colorful poncho start with using tie dye kits to make your own colorful fabric for a cozy poncho. The fabric choice make this poncho one that would be great with leggings or other tight pants while masking any upper body flaws in color.

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    DIY Poncho Jacket Video
    DIY Poncho Jacket Video. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This tutorial uses satin fabric and wool fabric to create a jacket styled poncho. I see this one making a true fashion statement while keeping you warm! These instructions are simple and easy to follow so don't hesitate to give making your first lined jacket by using these instructions!

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    Simple Poncho Instructions
    Simple Poncho Instructions. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    When you just need the basics and the measurements, this is the perfect way to sew a poncho.

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    Melly Sews Cowl Fleece Poncho
    Melly Sews Fleece Poncho. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Follow these simple and detailed instructions to convert 2 1/2 yards of 60" wide fleece into a toasty, cozy poncho!