Do you love to sew but hate those time consuming, confusing, and expensive sewing patterns? Not to mention the high cost of fabric? Me too! In my 40+ years of sewing, I have enjoyed the freedom and creativity of upcycling far beyond pattern sewing. In this pdf tutorial, you will get step by step instructions along with many detailed photos to teach you how to create your own boho patchwork poncho.
Check out my YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbjfuDv9HSUFYB6xn0DjjQA for helpful sewing tips and tutorials.
*******************************************This PDF instructional includes a list of needed materials, step by step instructions, detailed labeled photos of each step, and helpful sewing tips.
Sewing Level: Beginner/Intermediate (Some basic sewing skills needed)
Completion Time: approx. 2 hours
You can use this tutorial to create a closet full of ponchos in different colors! And since this is a tutorial, not a pattern, you can create this poncho in any size. Make one for a friend, or your sister, or your sister's friend. :)
Please do not duplicate or share this file. If you wish to sell your handmade garment please credit Primitive Fringe as the pattern designer.
- Printable PDF Tutorial (measurements in inches)
- Detailed instructions and photos of each step
- List of supplies needed
Materials you need at home:
- 1 pullover shirt (a sweatshirt, hoodie, or medium weight t-shirt works well)
- 2 to 2 ½ total yards of scrap fabric (use a variety of colors and prints for a patchwork look)
- Tape Measure
- Sewing Machine
GIVING NEW LIFE TO DISCARDED CLOTHING Ever since I was a little girl I’ve had the need to create. It's like breathing to me; second only to thrifting- something else I've been doing since I was a little girl. Primitive Fringe is really a marriage of these two longtime hobbies-creating and thrifting.
There are so many reasons that I love what I do. Creating unique one-of-a-kind items, helping the environment, and being able to support local charity thrift stores are just a few of these reasons. But knowing that I'm using a gift that God has given me and utilizing that gift to glorify Him brings me the most joy.
I hope to pass along a little piece of that joy through each item that I create and by teaching others how to upcycle. If I can do that, then I will have succeeded.