Beach Towel Poncho


Lulu and Emme love ponchos. Lulu has been taking swim lessons. I am always re wrapping her in her towel after class...so...you can hear the wheels turning...towel poncho! I've seen simpler type towel ponchos that are basically a towel folded in half with a slit put in it. This one requires a bit more effort but I think is sooooo much cuter and you can twirl in it!! Plus you can wear it with one arm out -- Grecian style. If I find a thinner towel I may put elastic in the neck band so it is much more versatile for playing with pool side - she can wear it as a strapless dress or skirt or on her head.....

Look how cute! I used two complimentary beach towels. You should be able to get 2 toddler sized ponchos out of the towels. I used the factory finished edge for the top piece. I cut out 3 triangle shaped panels from each towel (6 total). Sewed the panels together, alternating the pattern as I went. Sewed the "skirt" to the neck piece . Finished with a ribbon hem. I eyeball measured the neck piece and the length. I wasn't used to working with such a thick material so my sewing isn't that straight but all in all a one night project.

8 comments:

casserole said...

What a seriously cool idea!! I posted a link to your project on Craft Gossip Sewing Blog: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/lookie-what-sh…h-towel-poncholookie-what-she-made-beach-towel-poncho/2009/04/02/
(link will be active April 3 12:09 am CST)
--Anne

Shannon said...

Wow! Love this idea! Thanks for a great project. I had to share the love. Check out www.luvinthemommyhood.com later today for a post on your poncho :)

Making of a Montessori Mum said...

Oh I love this. will make one for tilly next summer. thanks.
(:

Katie said...

Kim just saw you on One Pretty Thing, congrats!

michellejohnnie said...

I love this and linked to your site!

sewtakeahike said...

I LOVE this! Great idea. I'm coming over from 30 days!

Jonson said...

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Heating Engineers said...

Pretty and colourful idea, my little girls would love to have one of these!

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