Tutorial #1 Simple Elegant Poncho
The first t shirt poncho is a simple, one piece, elegant poncho which is a lightweight layering piece which can be worn all year round. Over a tank top in summer, or over a t shirt or even over a button down shirt in spring and autumn and as an additional color layer in winter.
Materials for the Simple and Easy Poncho
Some t shirt jersey fabric or a patchwork piece of t shirt fabric the size of 30 x 60 inches.
Simple and easy poncho
This is a really simple and easy technique to create a lovely layering piece. It can be made from a single piece of fabric or a patchwork piece made from t shirts
You will need a rectangle of fabric measuring 30 x 60 inches or 76 x 152 cm the stretch should be lengthwise
You can hem the edges with a straight stitch or a zigzag stitch but you can also just leave it as it is if your t shirt is made of jersey and does not fray
Fold the fabric piece in half, right sides together measure between 15 – 20 inches in from the left hand corner (opposite the folded side) and stitch the two layers together. I would suggest pinning it before stitching and trying it on. The larger the neck hole the more the poncho will fall off your shoulder. I personally prefer a smaller neck hole.
The finished poncho. It drapes beautifully and the expression, in the simplicity lies the beauty really applies here.