Shower curtain, sewing machine, nylon thread (we used transparent), tissue paper, leather sewing machine needles, scissors, tape measure, ruler, permanent marker
Step 1: Vinyl Sewing and Shower Curtain Preparation
Put a leather needle on your machine, thread a bobbin of the nylon thread, and set a stitch length to 3 or higher. Place the tissue paper between the vinyl and the feed dog so that the vinyl doesn't stick, and start sewing. Be careful not to sew on the same spot more than once or it will weaken and rip easily. When you're done, tear the tissue paper away and voila!
If you're using an old shower curtain, be sure to wash it very well first. We highly recommend some of the anti-mold cleaner Meg made on an episode of Decor it Yourself.
Keeping these tips in mind, now it's poncho time!
Step 2: Cut the Shower Curtain Into Poncho Shape
Draw a 12-inch line parallel to the bottom seam in the exact middle of the rhombus. Cut along the line. This is the head hole.
Step 3: Making the Hood
Cut out the hood shape and sew a seam along the back curve.
Step 4: Attaching the Hood to the Body
Sew the hood onto the body, making sure to sew all the way around the hole.
And you are now prepared for all those spring showers!