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.
1 yard of each Fleece Fabric ( outside layer and inside layer )
Scissors or Rotary knife
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.
Step 2: Cutting away additional fabric
After you fold the fabric, cut along the edge with scissors or rotary cutter to remove the extra fabric. You should now have a big square of fabric. Once you have finished with one color, you can measure the color to this one. Now when you cut the contrast color you will have to square the same size.
Step 3: Making neck hole
Fold fleece in half both lengthwise and crosswise. Lay the folded fabric so that it looks like a big triangle. Measure down, from the point, 3 inches ( the picture shows 4") and cut straight across.
Repeat this step with both colors.
I cut this one at 4 inches, but I really didn't like how big the hole was when I was done. Your can always cut more off if you don't like the 3 inch opening.
Step 4: Pin fabrics together
Lay fabric out with outsides together and pin the corners and outside edges together all the way around your poncho to keep them from shifting while you sew.