I decided having something to sling on as an extra layer round camp fires, bbqs, at home or away would be extremely handy. A poncho/ tabard type item seemed to fit the bill. Remembering a bag of old bar towels I had been keeping from when my Dad worked for a brewery company and owned a pub, the "bar-towel-poncho" quickly followed.
Finally, a fun way to unleash the bar towels from the loft and into use! I always thought they were too important souvenirs to just mop up beer spills. The added bonus is that since they are towels the poncho could also be a bathrobe / towel too, hello added functionality.
Given we are mid-winter in West Wales, I wasn't convinced just one towelling layer would always be enough, hence I decided to make a detachable extra layer. Having it detachable also makes it easier for washing and drying too, hooray!
For the other side, I used bits of an old throw and blanket.
So, I hope the Instructable helps give you an insight as to how this was put together and inspires you to modify and make your own version :)
Step 1: Gather up materials
If you want to go for the versatile, double layered design feature you'll need:
- Towelling material (maybe old bath towels, tea towels, bath robes would fit the bill)
- A warm layer (old fleece jackets, throws, blankets etc).
- Sewing machine, pins, scissors, thread, and fasteners (to join the two layers together): I used large poppers/ press studs.