How to make a poncho: You’ll love this Summer Boho Girls Poncho tutorial because it is so easy to make! Your little missy will love the flowy fun poncho because it is trendy and fun to wear.
I can’t believe we only have 3 weeks left until school starts! I won’t say 3 weeks till the end of summer, because for us, summer temperatures last well into October and often into November as well.
This Girl’s Poncho project is really more of a tutorial than a pattern. I am giving you the basic measurements for the poncho, but you will use a well-fitting top (or pattern you already have) to create your own neckline.
This little poncho top is perfect for summer and will take you through the fall (and spring) for school since it covers enough to pass the majority of school dress codes.
Now… I’d like your opinion on pdf patterns. Do you prefer full printable patterns (depending on the project these can run 5 to 12 pages that need to be aligned and taped together) or just the basics that don’t require any printing (or minimal printing – with you still having to draw out much of the pattern onto the fabric.)
I have to say, my missy really loves this top! She chose this fairly thick/not see-through gauze fabric (from Joann’s) and it looks just like the poncho-style tops I love to wear.
For best results, I definitely recommend using only flowy fabrics, like rayon, knit, gauze, etc. No quilting cotton as I imagine that fabric will not be flowy at all. The fluttery flowy sleeves are what my daughter loves most about the top!
I hope your missy loves it too!
Other free tween size sewing patterns you might enjoy:
- Tie Front Top Pattern and Tutorial (free pattern – girl’s sz 3 to 14
- Girl’s Kimono Tutorial (How to sew a Kimono in girl’s sizes 3 to 16)
- High Low Ruffle Tunic Top sz 3 to 14 (Basic Tee Pattern hack)
- Perfect T-Shirt Dress Pattern and Tutorial (free pdf sewing pattern sz 3 to 12)
- Off the Shoulder Flutter Sleeve Top for Girls (sz 6 to 14)
Fit Chart (inches and lbs.):
|Size||Height (up to)||Weight (up to)|
Fabric cutting guide (inches):
- Fabric (figure amount needed from the chart above.)
- trim (optional)
- Chalk/disappearing ink fabric marker
- well fitting top or pattern (with a neckline that doesn’t need stretch to get over their head)
- basic sewing supplies
Products used and Recommended:
- My favorite fabric shop for knits: Funkalicious Fabrics and Girl Charlee. My favorite shop for cottons and other fabrics: Fabric.com
- My Sewing Machine: SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist, my coverstitch: Janome Cover Pro 1000cpx
- My Serger: Brother 1034D 3 or 4 Thread Serger or you can just use Pinking Shears
- Rotary Cutter
- I love my large ruler and large cutting mat, but you may prefer to start off with a smaller Cutting set
- Dritz Dual Purpose Marking Pen and Fray Check
- Wonder clips (I didn’t use these in the post, but they are just awesome!
Head over to page 2 for the Girls Poncho Sewing Instructions.
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