A poncho is a part of a woman's wardrobe that allows it to shine with originality with its sole cut, without the use of ethnic motives. The simplest option is an ordinary fringed shawl, in the middle of which there is a hole for the neckline. Even a child can make such a product, while needlewomen prefer to sew a poncho from fabric cuts.
It is necessary
- - the cloth;
- - scissors;
- - a piece of soap;
- - sewing machine;
- - threads;
- - ribbon fringe or yarn.
Any dense material is suitable for sewing a poncho, because its main function is to protect from the cold. Even velvet can be used to make it. The simplest cut is made in the form of two identical rectangular parts, the base length and width of which are 85 and 45 cm, respectively. The thing is universal and will suit both slender girls and full ladies. When adding measurements, the product will not increase in size, but only in length. The bottom edge of the poncho is traditionally decorated with rich fringes, which can be bought ready-made by the meter or made by hand from yarn.
Sewing a poncho does not require a paper drawing; it is allowed to use a piece of soap to outline the side edges of the elements directly on the fabric. They should be parallel to each other, leave a small distance between them - in the future it will turn into seam allowances. The two cut out parts are stitched to each other using a sewing machine as follows: the short side of one part is applied to the beginning of the long edge of the other, forming a diagonal seam on the shelf of the product by its combination. I repeat the action on the back. As a result, the shape of the future poncho is outlined, in the center of which a neck is formed in the form of a rounded rhombus.
If further decoration is not expected, then the edges should be tucked up and hemmed. However, a rare needlewoman is content with such a simple blank, because a hanging fringe is an indispensable attribute of any poncho, and the lower it is, the better. Stores can offer a large selection of fringed ribbons - they are easily and quickly sewn to the hem. It takes a long time to manually attach each thread, but the end result justifies the means - the finished product will be a real analogue of the creations of the Indian tribes.
If the threads of the selected canvas are clearly visible and weakly adjoin each other, then there will be no problems with fastening the fringe. In dense fabric, holes are pre-made with a small awl or a thick needle. Threads of the same length are prepared in advance. Then, with a small crochet inserted into the hole, one thread is pushed in exactly in the middle and half is pushed through the canvas. The remaining ends are threaded through the resulting loop and pulled until a knot is obtained. In this way, the entire bottom is processed, while the top can be decorated with braid or a strip of fabric to match.