Originally Posted by dziejen
OTMomma, would you mind sharing your pattern or how to make the no-sew poncho? I did a google search but didn't come up with much. I've made a no-sew blanket before and found it pretty easy so I think I could handle the poncho. I would like to make one for each of my girls for Christmas and possibly their dolls if I have enough time!
sure! My pattern was sort of a combo of what I found on line and then I made up the rest. So here's what I did:
I folded a corner of my fleece to a triange (so that I could cut it to a square), used one of dd's shirts to guage the length, and made the long side of my triangle a little longer than her shirt from wrist to wrist, then cut out my other 2 sides so that I had a square.
I positioned it like a diamond and cut one small line across at center side to side - about the length of dd's neck hole from above shirt, then I cut a line towards my front corner 3-5" long. I then fringed the edges with 4" long and about 1/2 to 1" wide. I found it was best to cut at a perfect perpendicular to the fabric, instead of trying to angle from the corners. I ended up with a notch out at each corner. I then tied each of the fringes to have a knot at the base. And I was done! Tada! I measured the doll one based on the doll's arm length and did it the same way, except I didn't bother to cut the fringe as long or to knot it. I think it took me 2 hours to do it all.
If some of this doesn't make sense, ask and I'll try to clarify.