Easy Knit Fabric Poncho

By: Melissa Jacobs from
Easy Knit Fabric Poncho
Easy Knit Fabric Poncho

"This is a fun and easy guide for making a poncho out of coordinating knit fabrics. To me, ponchos are comfortable and soothing. The tassels on the bottom add some extra fun to this project.

Basic sewing skills are all that is needed. I used a sewing machine and knit fabrics from my stash.

It could also be sewn by hand and/or made from old t-shirts. Get creative with this one and you may be surprised what you come up with."


Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byEither Hand or Machine


Materials List

  • Knit fabrics
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat


  1. Cut 2 pieces of knit fabric in squares measuring 18″ x 24″. The 3rd one was cut 12″ x 18″.

  2. After cutting iron all 3 pieces.

  3. Sew the 2 larger pieces together on one of the 18″ ends.

  4. Fold your 18″ x 12″ piece so that it’s 18″ x 6″. Pin one 18″ side to the bottom of one of the larger rectangles (not the ends that were sewed together) with like sides together. Sew together and flip so that you can pin and sew the other 18″ side to the bottom of the other 24″ side.

  5. Since the knit fabric won’t fray, you can just take scissors and cut small holes for the tassels. I spaced mine about 1 & 1/2 inches apart but you can space them however you want.

  6. Cut strips for the tassels from the leftover fabric. Mine were around 6 inches long but, again, this is a personal preference.

  7. Fold tassel strips in half. Push the center through the hole. Take the 2 ends around the bottom of your poncho and push them through the loop and pull to tighten.

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