October 2019
October 2019

Sewing Pattern

Kimmy Poncho

Sew Plus
fb-big twitter-big email-big pin-big

If you’ve never stitched knitted fabrics before, Amanda Walker’s no-pattern throw is the perfect project for trying out the fabric and will keep you super cosy in the meantime. The oversized poncho is simple to make and finished with grosgrain ribbon around the edge. Also, as the inside neck has been finished so that no stitching is visible, it is possible to turn the poncho inside out so that the ribbon edges are on show – making it fully reversible!

Essentials
  1. Knitted fabric, 1.7m (1.5m wide)
  1. Jersey, 30cm
  1. Grosgrain ribbon, 6.2m
Sizes
  1. Custom sized*
  2. *One-size fits most. If reducing or enlarging, remember that the longest measurement is the length, whilst the
  3. shorter one sits across the shoulders and arms
Dimensions List
  1. Poncho: cut a 135cm x 165cm rectangle of fabric
  2. Neckband: cut a 23cm x 70cm rectangle from jersey
  3. 1.5cm seam allowance used throughout.

    1 Cut out the pieces according to the cutting guide. Fold the poncho in half lengthwise, find the centre of the foldline and draw the neckline as indicated on the diagram. Sew the two short ends of the neckband, right sides together, to make a circle. Turn right sides out, then pin the seam to the centre-back neckline of the poncho. Match the centre-front of the band and poncho neckline, pin the remainder of the band, then stitch in place.

    2 Fold in 1.5cm around the remaining edge of the neckband and place it over the stitching line, sandwiching the raw edges of the seam allowance inside the neckband. Slip stitch the folded edge of the band to the neckline.

    3 Pin ribbon along the right side of the four poncho edges, covering 1cm. Edge stitch in place, stitching to the point of the corner, then leave the needle in the work, lift the foot, turn the poncho, place the foot back down and continue to stitch to the next corner.

    4 Trim the excess fabric from the corners, then turn the ribbon to the wrong side. Pin the ribbon around the edges and fold the corners into neat mitres. Edge stitch along the ribbon so the raw edges are sandwiched inside.

fb-big twitter-big email-big pin-big

Other Popular Makes...

Arabella Blouse

Arabella Blouse

Sew Plus
Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

Wide, flared and ruffled sleeves have been one of 2018's hottest trends, especially elbow-length versions like this – which are super…

Christmas Mistletoe Cushion and Decs

Christmas Mistletoe Cushion and Decs

Christmas
Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

Cosy up under the mistletoe with this pretty cushion and dec set created by designer Amanda Walker

Sienna Top

Sienna Top

Garments
Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

This pretty floral design is ideal for both work and play, as it can be smartened up with a pair…

Becky Blouse

Becky Blouse

Garments
Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

This easy button-back blouse is made up of only five pattern pieces, including interfaced facings that are used to neatly…

Patchwork Pouffe

Patchwork Pouffe

Home makes
Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

If your stash is overflowing with offcuts in all kinds of colours and prints, this is the project for you!…

Isobel Hat & Scarf

Isobel Hat & Scarf

Accessories
Dimensions:
XS-XL (8-16)

This coordinating hat and scarf set will keep you wrapped up warm and looking chic, plus it's much easier to…