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Asymmetrical Poncho (Free Pattern, Ladies S-XL)

Learn how to sew an easy poncho with this free Ladies Poncho Pattern!  

I’m sharing this new and super easy, free Ladies sewing pattern for an Asymmetrical Poncho.  The free poncho pattern comes in two sizes: S/M and L/XL. (My lil’ missy has already requested one too, so stay tuned for this poncho pattern to be available in child sizes!)

Looking for an easy sewing project for yourself? Stay warm this winter and make an Asymmetrical Poncho Sweater with this free Ladies printable pdf sewing pattern! (pattern sizes: s/m and l/xl)

Fall is officially here and we are just waiting for the cooler temperatures to arrive. (Any day now, I’m sure!)  

If you do any online browsing, I’m sure you’ve noticed ponchos are quite popular this year.  So of course, I want one too!  

I debated for at least 2 weeks over which fabric to use.  I have several sweater knits in bright colors, but I really wanted something semi-neutral, but not too boring- because really, I am not a neutral kind of girl.

free poncho pattern

I made this first poncho by color blocking two stretch ponte knits, and adding a strip of dark grey along the seam for interest.  

Definitely cute and I love that I finally have something to wear with my embroidered western boots.  This is going to be perfect for our Halloween hayride and Friday night football games.  (Just imagine the poncho in your favorite school colors!)

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But as I said, I’m not really a neutral kind of girl…  So I went ahead and made a second poncho in this bright pink sweater knit.

free sweater pattern

While I just liked the first poncho (it’s thick and warm, like a blanket,) I’m in love with this second one!  

Jewel tones are my favorite colors, so score one there, but the sweater knit just flows so much better than the ponte knit and is very flattering on the body!  So for sure, I recommend a sweater knit or a 4-way stretch, flowy knit for the most flattering look.

how to make a poncho

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Pattern tips, info and recommendations:

  • Suggested fabrics: 4 way, flowy stretch knits, Hacci sweater knits, 4-way stretch sweater knits.  (You could try a 2-way stretch as long as it is “flowy,” otherwise the shoulder seam might sit kind of stiffly.  Make sure the stretch is going side to side.)
  • 1/4 inch seam allowance used
  • 1/2 inch hem allowed.  (If you don’t hem your knits, you may want to trim off the extra half inch.
  • If you are worried your neckline will not hold its shape.  Apply fusible knit stay tape along the neckline edge before attaching the binding.
  • When cutting out the front neckline, be very careful to cut through the front piece only.  (It’s not the end of the world if you cut the front neckline through both pieces, lol.  The fit remains the same, just a bit more of your back/neck is exposed…)
  • When printing the pattern, I suggest saving to your desktop and printing from the free adobe acrobat reader.  (I do not trust the google drive reader to print proper proportions.)
  • When printing, choose actual size and auto portrait/landscape.  (The gray box measures 10 by 7.5 for users printing outside the US.)

Product used and recommended in this post:

  1. My favorite shops for sweater knits are Fabric.com, girl charlie and Stylish Fabrics.  (My fave for knits is Funkalicious Fabrics.)
  2. My Sewing Machine: SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist
  3. My Serger: Brother 1034D 3 or 4 Thread Serger or you can just use Pinking Shears
  4. Rotary Cutter
  5. I love my large ruler and large cutting mat, but you may prefer to start of with a smaller Cutting set
  6. Dritz Dual Purpose Marking Pen and Fray Check
  7. Ball Point needles Ball point double needle
  8. Singer walking foot or universal walking foot
  9. Blind hem foot.
  10. Wonder clips (I didn’t use these in the post, but they are just awesome!

Materials needed:

  • 1 yard of a 62-inch wide sweater knit.  If the fabric is less than 62 inches wide, you will need 1 7/8 yard.
  • Ballpoint needle
  • Pattern
  • basic sewing supplies

Size chart:  

  • S/M   bust:  35 to 39
  • L/XL bust 39 to 44

Cut pattern pieces

*Please note: this is a paper-saving pattern. Since the poncho is really just a couple of rectangles, I have given the dimension of the rectangles for you to cut on your own and you will print the neckline and cut the rounded shoulder shape and neckline from the top of the rectangles. (See diagrams below.)

Cut 2 rectangles according to the desired size and line up the neckline pattern as shown below.

  • S/M:   27.25 tall by 28.75 wide
  • L/XL: 29.25 tall by 30.75 wide

Neckline binding:  

35 inches wide by 1 inch tall, w/ most stretch running side to side. (You will have binding leftover)

Asymmetrical Poncho Sewing Instructions

Step 1:   Print pattern and assemble poncho.

Print neckline pattern, cut out pieces and tape together. Cut 2 rectangles of fabric according to the desired size/dimensions given above..

Cut neckline binding: 34 inches wide by 1 inch tall, w/ most stretch running side to side. (You will have binding leftover)

Line the neckline pattern up on the fabric rectangles as shown:

 Step 2:  Finish Neckline and hem (if desired.)

 Align binding edge with the edge of neckline, right sides together.  Pin in place and sew using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Trim off the excess length of biding.

Trim excess fabric.

Fold binding to other side.  Press and pin in place.  Sew binding down with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

 Hem bottom and side edges if desired.  (1/2 inch hem allowance included in the pattern.)  

And you are done!

  One more picture of the pink:

 

Don’t forget, if you make one of these, be sure to share your pictures on my facebook group or instagram and tag me (scatteredmom) and use #scatteredmompatterns!

 My favorite fabric shop for knits:  Funkalicious Fabrics and Fabric.com for both knits and wovens.

Product used and recommended in this post:

  1. My Sewing Machine: SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist
  2. My Serger: Brother 1034D 3 or 4 Thread Serger or you can just use Pinking Shears
  3. Rotary Cutter
  4. I love my large ruler and large cutting mat, but you may prefer to start of with a smaller Cutting set
  5. Dritz Dual Purpose Marking Pen and Fray Check
  6. Ball Point needles Ball point double needle
  7. Singer walking foot or universal walking foot
  8. Blind hem foot.
  9. Wonder clips (I didn’t use these in the post, but they are just awesome!

Like this sewing pattern?  You may also like:

 Ladies Asymmetrical Hem T-shirt Pattern

 Ladies Raglan Tunic Pattern

 Go Anywhere Knit Dress Tutorial

 Draped Shawl Cardigan

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9 Comments

  1. Linda Dombroski says:

    Love how easy it sounds to make I can hardly wait to get the pattern

  2. debbriggs says:

    Love this pattern! Where did you purchase the sweater knit? I love the color. Thank you.

  3. Wow wow wow, this is FABULOUS! I will be pinning this right now onto my DIY Fashion board. I'd also like to mention that the color blocked one is absolutely amazing, I love it…I can totally see that being sold at H&M. I got here from the Wednesday Showcase… so awesome to be linking up with bloggers like you!

    1. I would like to know which one is actually the warmest as I would like to make these in team colors for football games!

      1. the color blocked one was warmer because it was a heavier fabric.

  4. I love this poncho! I actually prefer the neutral one and the lovely color blocking you did on it! I'm featuring this pattern as my newsletter's free pattern of the week. Thank you for sharing it! 🙂 Lisa