In an older post: "Handmade Fleece Poncho", in the instructions it was stated to "measure child/person standing with arms straight out side by side". Do you mean straight out like trying to fly, or arms straight down resting on legs? Side by side is confusing me.
I get a 37.5 inch measurement for a three year old with arms straight out in the air and wonder if I'm measuring right. I am going to go get material, so a speedy reply would be so appreciated. Thanks in advance.
By Maxine from Phoenix, AZ
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One of the characteristics of fleece is that it won't ravel, therefore no sewing is required. Best of all, it's cheap. With one yard of fleece you can make two adorable ponchos. The fabric I found was a little over $5 per yard at Wal-Mart, making each poncho just about $2.50.
You'll need: One yard of 60 inch fleece of your choice (this will make two ponchos for a small girl; if you have a toddler you can get by with 3/4 yard) and scissors.
Tip: To find out how big to make our poncho just measure your child/person. Have them standing with arms straight out side by side and measure finger tip to finger tip. That's how big your square needs to be.
These are so fun and so inexpensive to make. I have 6 nieces so I made 6 ponchos with matching scarves for Christmas for $20.00 and that was 3 different fleece patterns. The one pictured is a infant/toddler size. I had leftover material so I made a matching scarf. It measures 5 in by 35 inches; just cut fringe about 4 inches long and tie each end in a knot. Very warm and very stylish. Length of scarf depends on person just play around with it and have fun.
By Tina from Mesquite, TX
P.S. The picture is of my test poncho, before we tied the knots at our meeting. Tying the knots does add a finishing touch. (04/04/2006)
By Troop Leader #193, MN