How to Make a Poncho from Your Favorite Blanket (no sew!)

How to Make a Poncho from Your Favorite Blanket (no sew!)

Do you have a favorite blanket that’s outlived its usefulness as a throw? Heres how to make a poncho from it!

The weather here in Atlanta has been really up and down. Literally. It’s been hopping between drip-the-pipes freezing and shorts weather. And a warm day can turn chilly if the wind picks up. Layers are key, and this homemade sweater looks like a great solution.

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Emma Chapman at A Beautiful Mess says that she really isn’t sure what to call this blanket garment. Is it a sweater? A tunic? A poncho? Does it matter? It’s cute, comfy, and you don’t need to know how to sew to make one! She shares how to make a poncho from your favorite throw using just a few basic craft supplies.

How to Make a Poncho from Your Favorite Blanket (no sew!)

How to Make a Poncho from a Blanket

The key to this no-sew project is an old fleece blanket. Fleece doesn’t fray, so you don’t have to finish any edges to keep it from falling apart. If your blanket is made from a knit or crochet fabric, you might need to do a little bit of extra work to turn it into a poncho. Check out Julie’s guide to sewing with knitted or crocheted fabric for tips on how to finish those edges, and you can use Emma’s tute with any blanket that you like!

+ old fleece blanket

+ mannequin for draping (optional)

+ fabric scissors

+ measuring tape

+ belt

Ready to learn how to make a sweater from a handful of supplies? Click here for Emma’s tutorial at A Beautiful Mess!

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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