Ok, I live in Florida and everyone probably thinks that it doesn't get too cold down here. I am here to say that I freeze when the weather drops below 70. It really doesn't get cold enough for boots and snow suits, so this poncho is perfect and keeps me warm on those chilly nights in Florida.

I wish I could show you this on someone, but it was pretty hard to take a picture of myself wearing it. I didn't realize that this contest was going on until the last minute. Hope you enjoy and make this for yourself some day. It's pretty easy.

Materials Needed:
Sewing machine
1 yard of each Fleece Fabric ( outside layer and inside layer )
Scissors or Rotary knife
Straight Pins

Step 1: Making Square

Make a big square by laying your fabric out flat, then take one corner and fold it up to the edge of the fabric like this. Make sure that the fabric isn't bunched up underneath.
How would you do this if you wanted the front & back longer and the sides to be just l9ng enough to cover the arms from the elbow up?
<p>Ilove the poncho ican not wait make my own thank you pam</p>
<p>question if making for a youngster (1yr) how much fleece would you use ?</p>
<p>Wonderful idea! I found out yesterday that my daughter needs an Indian costume for Awana tonight. I happened to have some brown knit fabric in my sewing box, so I cut it into a square and made a quick poncho for her (no sewing -- yay!) and printed a quick headdress. Less than 15 minutes' work and no shopping! :)</p>
<p>this will be one project that I want to make! I love ponchos!</p>
I love ponchos! They are so cute and are warm too! It is surprising to me how warm these are compared to how they look.
I know, right. Especially when you double up the fabric. Then curl up in a little ball and hide inside. lol
I should snipe at you by pointing out that to a native New Yorker (Syracuse, to be precise), 70+ degrees can be considered &quot;hot&quot; in any season other than summer (when it becomes &quot;refreshingly cool&quot;), but I think I'll take the moral high ground here...(although one layer of fleece is like wearing tissue paper up here...and cold doesn't register here until its -10 or lower...and snow drifts taller than most basketball players are the norm...etc...etc...)<br><br>I kid (not about the weather though...sad facts of life there), and in fact I really like this idea - as a kid, I used to just rip holes for my head in fleece blankets (since my family has very little talent in the seamstress department), but this looks nice and comfy (for when it hits 20 degrees here...haha). Kudos on a nice piece!<br><br>(If you ever feel the need to move somewhere cold, for god's sake don't move to Syracuse...for some reason, we've been flooded lately with Floridians who just come to &quot;experience the snow&quot;, as many put it...you will be ostracized as a lunatic by the locals...seriously...haha)
LOL , trust me, I had my shore of snow. Born and raised until 13 in Michigan. Ya all can have all the snow. We just got a bunch of 'Snow Birds' as we call them, down here that are kinda tired of it too. <br><br>I remember doing something like that as a kid too. I forgot about that.<br>Thanks for the memory jog.
Haha much better - as long as you have properly suffered through winter, I can accept your rationale for this design. I'm actually tempted now to make something like this for my kid sister - she gets cold easily due to poor circulation, and loves garments like this. Too bad I didn't see this before her birthday...
I think this is a really nice idea and it came out really cute! I'm in Cali and I get cold all the time too, despite the weather. I think it never hurts to have something like this around just in case :)
I agree thank you
I live in northeast florida and I have to agree with you, we are acclimated to a warmer temp so when it drops to 70 it feels cold and a 40defreeze day is snowsuit time! My brother teases me that it's tshirt weather, on the other hand I bug him when he complains its hot when its ONLY 102 with low humidity.<br><br> My daughter has made several coverings similar to yours, hers are single layer and more of a wrap with a front opening and pockets. I like the double layer idea and I'm going to send her a link..
Yeah my brother is down right now visiting and running around in shorts at night while I hide in my sweats. He laughs too.<br><br>Thank you for sharing

About This Instructable




Bio: I make pet pig harnesses and more
More by PigGear:Easy Fleece Poncho Weather resistant coat for you pet Chicken Feeder 
Add instructable to: