My friend Katie was over recently wearing this fab little jersey knit poncho. I complimented her on it several times, then bravely asked if if could take a closer look. She finally ended up taking it off so that I could REALLY get a good look. Of course, I’m thinking, “I could totally make this!”
She looked so cute in it. All she was wearing was some khakis and a long sleeve t with this cute little poncho. She looked so fancy with it on. I had to have one.
One trip to Jo Ann’s to get some jersey knit fabric and less than 2 hours later, I had exactly that. A Katie Poncho. You can make one too! Here’s how:
1 yard of knit fabric of your choice. I used a jersey cotton/poly blend that has a nice drape.
Thread, fabric pencil, scissors, sewing machine
1. Cut out your piece to measure 28 x 60 inches. The stretch should be lengthwise.
2. Sew a 1/4 inch hem around side and bottom edges. I used a zig-zag stitch for this. You can also do a rolled hem on your surger if you have one.
3. Now, fold in half, right sides together (see diagram below). Measure in 16 inches from the hemmed edge and make a mark with fabric pencil. Sew a straight stitch to marked area with 1/2 seam allowance.
4.Open garment and lie flat so the seam is pressed flat. Top stitch to neck opening, keeping fabric folded over and hem around neck opening. Continue top stitching other side.
5.This is what it will look like. Adjust neck opening so that one shoulder is exposed or center opening around neck. Seam should run along side shoulder and arm. Adjust and play with it to get desired draped and look.
Let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy!