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30 Poncho & Cape Patterns
A poncho, however, is usually an uncut square of fabric (which gives it an
asymmetrical hem) and has a hole in the center for your head to go through. A
cape, on the other hand, tends to be made from a circle of fabric, may have sleeves,
and usually has a front opening. Capes tend to also be dressier than ponchos.

So why choose to wear a poncho instead of a traditional fitted coat or jacket?
Because its unstructured shape and loose fit can feel more comfortable than a fitted
coat or jacket, especially when wearing a bulky sweater. Plus, a poncho can be quick
and easy to put on and take off. And it can be the perfect outer garment for
between seasons, when you still need a jacket outdoors, yet it's not quite cold
enough for a heavy coat. Also, the unstructured look of a poncho tends to have a
more “artsy” or eclectic feel to it, which can be great if that's your fashion style.

And because of its simple construction, a poncho can be a great first sewing project
for a beginner. It's a garment that won't need fitting, and if you sew it from a knit
fabric, you may not even need to hem the raw edges. And because a poncho is so
simple, it'll be quick to make, giving the new sewer an immediate sense of
satisfaction that comes from completing a project.

And another thing that's great about a poncho is it can be successfully sewn from a
variety of fabrics. Feel free to sew your poncho from a light weight, drapey fabric, a
knit fabric, fleece, or a heavier weight wool.
Wool Blanket Poncho
Pearls & Scissors
Simple Poncho
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Easy Fleece Poncho
Melly Sews
Asymmetrical Poncho
Scattered Thoughts of a...
Easy Poncho
Lolly Jane
Girl's Poncho
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Reversible Poncho
The Sewing Rabbit
Simple Poncho
DIY Beach Poncho
Gina Michele
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Make a fabric poncho with this collection of over thirty free fabric poncho patterns,
tutorials, and diy sewing projects gathered from all over the web!

So, what exactly is a poncho and how does it differ from a cape? Well, both are
unstructured outer garments that are meant hang loosely from the shoulders. And
both are usually constructed from one piece of fabric.
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Fleece Lined Hooded
Reality Daydream