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Easy Halloween Ponchos

How to make a Bat Poncho How to make a Ghost Poncho How to make a Pumpkin Poncho

How to make a Bat Poncho

image of child wearing a Bat Poncho

Materials Needed:

  • 2 yards of black polar fleece
  • 4 yards of black sequin trim
  • Fabric glue and chalk for marking fleece


  • Poncho Sizes:
    • Size 4- measure 22”
    • Size 5- measure 23”
    • Size 6- measure 24”
    • Size 7- measure 25”
    • Size 8- measure 26”

Instructions:

Step 1. Fold the fleece in half, bringing selvage edges together. Mark the center of the fleece along folded edge. Measure each side of center point according to the desired size of poncho, see Poncho Sizes. For example, if you want a size 4, measure down 22”. Then measure down the center. Draw two straight lines connecting these points. Cut out poncho. (Fig. 1)

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Step 2. Measure a 5” square for the neck opening. To do this, measure 2-1/2” from each side of center and down. Draw lines to connect the points and cut out opening. Cut a 3” slit into one corner of neck opening for center front. To shape lower edges of poncho, draw arched lines along one edge. Cut out shapes. Then bring the newly cut edge to each edge of poncho and cut out shapes. (Fig. 2)

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Step 3. Using a sharp scissor, make small clips 1” below neck edge. Be sure to cut an even number of slits. Make small clips 1/2" above lower edge, spacing clips 1-1/2” apart. (Fig. 3)

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Step 4. Cut Fleece into 12-15 strips measuring 1/2" wide by 11” long. Starting at center front, insert one piece through two openings and tie the ends together in a square knot. Repeat this around the neck edge. Glue sequins along neck edge (Fig. 4)

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Step 5. Cut remaining fleece into strips measuring 1/2" wide by 6” long. Fold each piece in half and insert looped end through opening. Insert the ends through the loop and pull to make a slipknot. Repeat this around the lower edge. To form outline of bat wings, glue eight strands of sequins to poncho from neck edge to lower edge. (Fig. 5)

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How to make a Ghost Poncho

image of child wearing a Ghost Poncho

Materials Needed:

  • 2 yards of white polar fleece
  • one 9” x 12” black felt
  • 1/4 yard of fusible web
  • chalk for marking fleece


  • Poncho Sizes:
    • Size 4- measure 22”
    • Size 5- measure 23”
    • Size 6- measure 24”
    • Size 7- measure 25”
    • Size 8- measure 26”

Instructions:

Step 1. Fold the fleece in half, bringing selvage edges together. Mark the center of the fleece along folded edge. Measure each side of center point according to the desired size of poncho, see Poncho Sizes. For example, if you want a size 4, measure down 22”. Then measure down the center. Draw another line between center and folded edge. Connect the points into a half circle. Cut out poncho. (Fig. 1)

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Step 2. Measure a 5” circle for the neck opening. To do this, measure 2-1/2” from center in several directions. Draw a half circle and cut out opening. Cut a 3” slit into neck opening for center front. To shape lower edges of poncho, draw a curved line along lower cut edge. Trim away fleece along this line. (Fig. 2)

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Step 3. Using a sharp scissor, make small clips 1” below neck edge. Be sure to cut an even number of slits. Make small clips 1/2" above lower edge at inner edge of each curve. (Fig. 3)

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Step 4. Cut fleece into 20-24 strips measuring 1 1/2" wide by 11” long. Starting at center front, insert one piece through two openings and tie the ends together in a square knot. Repeat this around the neck edge. Cut a strip of fleece measuring 1/2" wide by 36” long. Insert fleece through same openings as ties. Cut two more pieces 11” long. Knot one end of fleece and insert through front openings from back to front. Fasten these ties together when wearing. (Fig. 4)

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Step 5. Cut three fleece strips measuring 1/2" wide by 11” long for each opening at lower edge. Holding three pieces together, fold them in half and insert looped end through opening. Insert the ends through the loop and pull to make a slipknot. Repeat this around the lower edge. Apply fusible web to felt, following manufacturer’s directions. On paper side of felt, draw two 3” ovals for eyes and one 4” oval for mouth. Cut the shapes out. Arrange eyes and mouth on front of poncho as desired and fuse them in place. (Fig. 5)

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How to make a Pumpkin Poncho

image of child wearing a Pumpkin Poncho

Materials Needed:

  • 1-1/2 yards of orange polar fleece
  • 1/4 yard of light orange fleece
  • 1/4 yard of green fleece
  • one 9” x 12” black felt
  • 1/4 yard of fusible web
  • chalk for marking fleece


  • Poncho Sizes:
    • Size 4- measure 20”
    • Size 5- measure 21”
    • Size 6- measure 22”
    • Size 7- measure 23”
    • Size 8- measure 24”

Instructions:

Step 1. Fold the fleece in half, bringing selvage edges together. Mark the center of the fleece along folded edge. Measure each side of center point according to the desired size of poncho, see Poncho Sizes. For example, if you want a size 4, measure down 20”. Then measure down the center. Draw another line between center and folded edge. (These lines will be used as placement lines.) Connect the points into a half circle. Cut out poncho. (Fig. 1)

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Step 2. Measure a 5” circle for the neck opening. To do this, measure 2-1/2” from center in several directions. Draw a half circle and cut out opening. Cut a 3” slit into neck opening for center front. (Fig. 2)

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Step 3. Using a sharp scissor, make small clips 1” below neck edge. Be sure to cut an even number of slits. Make small clips every 1” along marked lines between neck and lower edge. (Fig. 3)

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Step 4. Cut green fleece into strips measuring 1/2" wide by 11” long. Starting at center front, insert one piece through two openings and tie the ends together in a square knot. Repeat this around the neck edge. Then tie one end of each tie together into another knot. (Fig. 4)

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Step 5. Cut light orange fleece into strips measuring 1/2" wide by 25” long for each row of vertical openings. Weave fleece through openings like a running stitch. Knot the ends on inside at upper and lower edges. Apply fusible web to felt, following manufacturer’s directions. On paper side of felt, draw two 2-1/2” triangles for eyes and one 2” triangle for nose. Draw a 9” half circle for mouth. Cut the shapes out. Arrange eyes, nose and mouth on front of poncho as desired and fuse them in place. (Fig. 5)

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