Capes, Ponchos, Wraps – whatever you call them, they’re fashionably HOT for Fall and Winter. But, if you’d rather not spend hundreds of dollars on designer fashion, you can easily create your own unique DIY Poncho Wrap. Warm, cozy and fun to sew, these six stunning designs will help you get started!
Flannel Poncho Wrap
Laura of the wonderful Sew Very Easy YouTube channel sews marvelous things and generously shares excellent instructions. Laura’s collared flannel DIY Wrap is easy to sew, comfy to wear and perfect for your Fall into Winter wardrobe. The fringed edges of the wrap provide it’s wow factor and Laura shows great tips for fringing. It’s not just about unraveling and you’ll love the technique she shows! Beyond fringing, you’ll learn to measure, mark and cut your poncho without a pattern and finish the seams that you don’t want to ravel. Laura’s presentations are always calm and reassuring and her poncho is a great project for everyone including beginners! Click here for the Flannel Poncho Wrap video tutorial.
Easy Transformable Cardigan
On a chilly day, wouldn’t you love to wrap yourself in a cozy, me-made sweater? Even if you don’t knit, you can make a lovely cardigan with marvelous drape and versatility! Mayra of the So Sew Easy blog designed this convertible wrap-up with long, thumb notched sleeves that can be pushed up during warmer times. Her DIY Wrap collar design transforms into a hood and the long, draped front ties up easily for shorter styling. You’ll need under two yards of sweater knit fabric, a little knit interfacing, Coats Eloflex Stretch Thread to match and Mayra’s free downloadable pattern. If you’ve never sewn with sweater knits, you’ll love Mayra’s helpful tips, too! Click here for the Easy Transformable Cardigan tutorial.
SJP Knock Off Wool Poncho
This gorgeous blanket wrap comes with a fun story that will save you hundreds of dollars! Kristin of the Sew Mama Sew blog fell in love with a cape she saw in a picture of Sarah Jessica Parker and knew she had to have one. The price tag of over $1000 stopped her from buying it, but didn’t stop her from designing and making her own DIY Wrap. It’s a super simple creation you can make in 4 hours or less. Kristin’s instructions offer lots of tips and encouragement for selecting fabric and assembling your cape. You’ll need around 2 yards of double-sided wool and a skein or two of yarn or for a hand stitched finish. Once you’ve gathered your supplies, just follow Kristin and prepare to enjoy your own amazing cape! Click here for the SJP Knock Off Wool Poncho tutorial.
IKEA Hack Draped Fleece Cardigan
This beautifully warm cardigan created by Jamie of the Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom blog began as an IKEA fleece throw. It’s an economical upcycle hack that would be fabulous stitched from any throw or a length of new fleece yardage. You’ll want a fleece that is good quality and has great drape and color. Helpful Jamie will lead you skillfully through measuring and cutting the fleece to make a yummy DIY Wrap with a comfortable fit. Her downloadable pattern and useful sewing tips make this a fun project that would be perfect for a newbie sewist, too! Click here for the IKEA Hack Draped Fleece Cardigan tutorial.
McCall’s 7262 Cowl Neck Sweater Cardigan
Mimi G specializes in sharing her incredible sense of handmade style. Her creations are inspiring and her Mimi G Style YouTube videos are full of tips you’ll love! Mimi’s stunning DIY wrap cowl neck sweater is sewn from McCall Pattern #7262 and was originally offered as a sew-along. Mimi loved it so much that she made a second version to share on her blog! You’ll love her step-by-step video that shows the entire process and the tips she offers as she sews. You’ll need a fabulous sweater knit, buttons to coordinate and matching Coats Eloflex Stretch Thread. If you’re new to sewing, Mimi’s video on the basics of sewing and sewing tools is linked in her post. Click here for the Cowl Neck Sweater Cardigan post and video link.
DIY Beginner Poncho
Our final necessary-accessory poncho is an easy DIY Wrap designed for beginners to sew. Plan one yard of satin lining and one yard of wool along with matching thread. The Sewing for Beginners blog YouTube outlines a straight forward, easy to follow tutorial with a self-drafted pattern. While not precise or perfect, the resulting zip front poncho is adorable and stylish. Super fun and quick, it’s a great project for a tween or teen who’s just learning to sew for themselves! Click here for the Beginner Poncho tutorial.