A poncho is a garment, similar to a cape, worn over other items of clothing.
How to make a poncho
- Take a relatively large square, circle, or oval of fabric (make the diameter (or diagonal measurement)) as long as you want the cloak to be at it's longest.
- Cut a hole, a bit larger than head sized in the centre. Actually, this hole may work better placed slightly towards the front.
- Bind the edges of the cut hole if you want it to last long (using blanket stitch, a piece of folded over fabric, bias binding, a piece of briad or whatever).
- Wear it like a poncho.
- Square cloaks look/work best if you hang the corners at your front, back, and sides.
- Wool is the best fabric to make this out of, as it will shape itself to your shape. 1.5m of 150 wide woollen fabric is enough to make a light poncho cloak for a medium height female.