The Groovy DIY Poncho

September 15, 2014Sheri Pavlović
Make this amazingly groovy DIY poncho from a table cloth with Sheri from Confessions of a Refashionista!

Guten Tag from Berlin! I’m Sheri, the quirky world travelling creator behind Confessions of a Refashionista. I am absolutely thrilled to join the ranks of the Dream a Little Bigger DIY divas and hope to inspire others to step away from unethically produced fast fashion & decor and embrace the wonderful world of refashioning & fabulous thrifted style!

Make this amazingly groovy DIY poncho from a table cloth with Sheri from Confessions of a Refashionista!

Let’s get started with a fab refashion to welcome autumn: my comfy cozy DIY poncho!

Make this amazingly groovy DIY poncho from a table cloth with Sheri from Confessions of a Refashionista!

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Grab a groovy vintage table cloth & an old turtle neck sweater (my tablecloth measured 140cm x 120cm)

Make this amazingly groovy DIY poncho from a table cloth with Sheri from Confessions of a Refashionista!

fold the table cloth in half, then in half again and lay it on a flat surface

Make this amazingly groovy DIY poncho from a table cloth with Sheri from Confessions of a Refashionista!

chop off the double folded corner in a semi-circle shape, this will be your poncho neckline (you could measure the width of your turtleneck, do some math & work out the exact amount to slice off but I simply eyeball it & cut off a few centimeters less than I think I should as I can always re-fold & chop off more if needed)

Make this amazingly groovy DIY poncho from a table cloth with Sheri from Confessions of a Refashionista!

Open up the tablecloth et voila! A lovely centered neckline – pop it over your head to check the fit.

Make this amazingly groovy DIY poncho from a table cloth with Sheri from Confessions of a Refashionista!

Snag that old sweater & slice off the turtleneck

Make this amazingly groovy DIY poncho from a table cloth with Sheri from Confessions of a Refashionista!

pop it into your tablecloth neckline with the wrong side of the turtleneck facing the right side of the tablecloth (this will ensure that when worn the turtleneck will fold down with the correct side facing out)

Make this amazingly groovy DIY poncho from a table cloth with Sheri from Confessions of a Refashionista!

Stitch ’em together

Make this amazingly groovy DIY poncho from a table cloth with Sheri from Confessions of a Refashionista!

zig zag over the outside seam for extra strength and to help prevent fraying

Make this amazingly groovy DIY poncho from a table cloth with Sheri from Confessions of a Refashionista!

and your groovy new poncho is ready for action!

Three fabulous new-to-you garments refashioned from one turtleneck sweater! The projects are so quick you can make them all on a relaxing day off: Start with the funky ponchothen move on to the snuggly cowl sweater and finish up with the groovy maxidress!

For more funky DIYs take a peek at my tutorial index and always remember to keep up your Passion for Refashion!

Comments (5)

  • Midsommarflicka aka. Elena

    September 22, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Yay! The Germans are taking over this blog!
    Or, at least, the in Germany living people ;)
    Welcome Sheri!

    1. Confessions of a Refashionista

      September 24, 2014 at 9:27 AM

      Vielen Lieben Dank! =O)

  • Cassandra Perrin

    November 7, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    This poncho is absolutely adorable! Can’t wait to make my own :)

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