Tutorial #2 T shirt cowl neck poncho
You will need between 3 to 4 t shirts for this poncho , double that amount if you are doubling the fabrics for added warmth.
Choose a t shirt which will be the center piece
Cut off both sleeves and side seam
So that you have a rectangle shaped shirt
Cut it about 20 cm from the bottom edge. You don't have to do this. I did because I wanted to stagger the colors in the patchwork that I will be creating. Cut strips from the other t shirts
Open up the central t shirt and place it down like this to begin to form patchwork pieces around it.
Sew them together. After sewing it will look like this. The first poncho design is ready. As simple as that. For a warmer poncho you could double the layers and sew them together doubled.
A nice lightweight layering piece. This is a poncho that can be used all year round. So we could stop here.
But I want to show a few more options.
I am going to make the poncho longer
and add a collar. Sew a tube from some of the t shirt pieces as wide as the neckline of the central t shirt in the poncho.
You are going to need to cut away the seam binding on the neckline opening
Insert the collar tube into the neckline wrong side of the tube facing the right side of the shirt
Pin in place and sew around
Cowl collar and longer 2nd version