Have you been laughing with me at all of the controversy regarding leggings lately? My goodness, we can get ourselves in a tizzy over the silliest things. Now I am all for a good legging, after all – us women need our comfort. I just don’t have the bum that I did in my youth, so my shirts need to cover up the derrière. Now add in the latest trend towards ponchos, and you have one very happy Momma. Which is why I came up with a free poncho shirt pattern. After all, I figured you might like to wear leggings as much as I do…and perhaps also needed a shirt that covered up the bum.
Free Poncho Shirt Pattern.
- 2.5 yards knit fabric
- Basic Sewing Essentials
- Cut out FRONT and BACK pattern pieces as instructed. This is a one-size-fits-most pattern, adjustments may be needed. Please pay attention to the stretch of your fabric when cutting.
- Cut out SLEEVE pattern pieces as instructed.
- Cut out BIAS TAPE for neckline, approximately 2″ long x 20″ wide.
- Fold bias tape in half wrong sides together and press.
- Create a circle with your bias tape and match up side seams. Open up the fold, pin right sides together and sew. Refold.
- Place FRONT & BACK right sides together, pin and sew shoulder seams. Press open.
- Place neckline binding tube right sides together around the neckline of your poncho shirt matching up the raw edges. You may need to stretch the binding a bit to fit around your shirt’s neckline, this is ok. Pin in a few strategic places – such as front, back and sides. Sew, stretching the neckline as you do, using a stretch stitch, zig zag stitch, or serger. Fold binding towards the inside of your shirt, and press. Pin in place and sew again using a long straight stitch, zig zag stitch or double needle to secure.
- Line up the upper curve of your sleeve with the armsyce of your shirt, pin in place right sides together and sew. Repeat for other sleeve.
- Fold shirt right sides together, matching up the sleeve and side seam. Pin and sew sleeve and side seam. (*Please see the upper diagram for the dashed line – only sew where the dotted line is.)
- Fold sleeves under 1/2″ and press. Sew using a stretch stitch, zig zag stitch or double needle to hem. Turn the shirt’s hem under 1/2″ towards the wrong side and press. Sew. (*Please note – this shirt has 3 sides to hem. Making it long on the sides when wearing. Hem all 3 sides.)
And you are finished!
Wear your new comfy shirt with pride, while looking fabulous at the kid’s bus stop in the morning.
Here is what I look like when Ben catches me taking photos of myself…lol.
I love my kids 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…