If You Want Something Do It Yourself- Poncho Style Top

After wearing my black crotched poncho the other day I realized how extremely easy it is to recreate.
Because it's simple to make, having several in different fabrics would be a fun way to add to your wardrobe.

I feel in love with this print when I saw it at the fabric store & knew it would be great for this project.
Here's how to do it yourself.

-Needle & Thread
-Pot Lid

1. Fold fabric in half to create a fold (this is where the hole for your head will be).
I used about a yard and a half of fabric. I wanted my sleeve area to be a bit long so I measured from wrist to wrist. 

2. Cut out the hole for your head by using the pot lid as a guide or stencil.
I had a small pot lid so I used half of the lid as my guide.

This is what it will look like after you've cut it.

**This part is optional**
 If you want to wear this like a poncho you're already done :)

3. I wanted a place for my arms so I created a sleeve by making a single stitch a few inches down from the fold of the fabric. 
-I've seen a few styles where there is no side seam, 
so if you want an open side seam then you're done!

4. To make the side seam, stitch from the bottom and work your way up to your sleeve stitch.

All done & your poncho style top is ready to wear!

I hope this was easy to follow :)
If you have any questions just let me know.


  1. OMG! I cant wait to try this! You are AMAZING

  2. Awesome! Yes, I'm definitely going to try this, I have so much fabric sitting around, you don't mind if I share this too do you? Spread the awesomeness around :)

  3. Lovely!!!!



  4. Pretty simple DIY, I like it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! :o)



  5. You're honestly an amazing talent! I absolutely love the poncho!

  6. Very nicely done. I once turned a poncho into a skirt - I like the versatility

  7. great post! enjoyed reading it :)


  8. I love the fabric - it looks as if it hangs really nicely. You've got some talent! :)


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