Easy Fleece Poncho Pattern for Kids

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Learn how to make stylish fleece ponchos for your kids with this easy sewing pattern. This fleece poncho pattern is simple and quick to put together.


Fleece does not fray and there is no extensive skill or finishing required. This pattern is the perfect sewing project for a beginner seamstress.




*Please note that the model shown here is 4 years but she is short for her age and hence the poncho appears a bit longer.

I love ponchos for myself and my kids. They are the perfect outerwear for fall. In fact, they are a nice alternative to jackets, during the autumn season.


Fleece ponchos are light and stylish,  yet very easy for on and off. The fringes around the edges render them even sassier.




Coming to the convenience part of the poncho, they are the easiest and safest for kids while traveling in a car. You can buckle your child into the car seat under the poncho, which is not possible if she wears a jacket.







This fleece poncho pattern is for ages 3 to 8 years. It is designed with a cowl neck. Slip the cowl over the head and it becomes a hood. Lovely isn’t it?






Let’s get to sewing.


Fleece Poncho Pattern for Kids


Supplies Needed:


Fleece fabric for the main body of the poncho- 1 yard.


Fleece fabric for the cowl or hood- 1/2 yard.


*I have used 60″ wide bolts of fleece here.


Sewing Notions.



Gather your supplies.



Cut off the selvages.

Next, cut a square fleece piece, 36″ x 36″ for the main body of the poncho.

Cut the cowl piece, 21″ wide and 18″ long.




Fold the poncho piece in half lengthwise and then breadthwise. You get four layers.

We need to cut the neckline.



On the corner of the folded edges of the poncho, mark 3.25- inches across and 2-inches down. Join the marks by a curved line to get the neck hole.



Cut along the line to get the neck hole.



Mark the quarter points along the neckline with marking chalk or pins.

Let’s do the cowl. We need to hem one of its edges.



Take the cowl piece, fold one of the longer edges by ½-inch towards the wrong side and sew down the hem.



Fold it in half lengthwise, with the right sides together. Sew it shut along the longer side.

Next, we need to attach the cowl to the poncho.



Fold the done cowl in half and quarter- mark the raw edge (one of the marks would be the seam).



Align the seam to the center and hand press it flat. Turn the cowl over to its right side.




Place the poncho on its wrong side and the cowl on its right side. The hemmed edge of the cowl should face the poncho.



Slide the cowl into the neck hole.



Align the raw edges, matching quarter marks and pin all around.



Sew the cowl to the poncho, with a zigzag stitch or a stretch stitch, removing the pins as you sew.



Make small snips around the neckline with your scissors.

Let’s cut the fringes along the four edges.



Cut off a 3″x 3″ square of fleece from all the four corners.


Cut the fringe 3/4-inch wide and 2-inches long, all around the edge of the poncho (you can make the fringe size smaller or larger according to your preference).



The poncho is done!


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Isn’t this an easy poncho pattern that your kids would love to wear? Let me know in the comments box below!


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  1. September 27, 2020 / 4:52 pm

    How would you enlarge for a 10-12 year ols

    • Eileen
      October 3, 2020 / 3:53 pm

      yes its is so fast to put together once its cut.
      thanks for letting me use it

  2. Aurora
    October 25, 2020 / 3:07 pm

    Sewed 3 last night for my kids they love them.

    • Surayya
      October 25, 2020 / 6:34 pm

      Great! I am happy that your kids love the poncho!

  3. Cindy Hope
    November 2, 2020 / 5:58 pm

    Thank you! My 6 year old granddaughter received a Melissa and Doug fleece quilt kit where you tie the edges and she loved it. I bought two coordinated pieces of fleece to make a double thick poncho . I am using your pattern and sewing the cowl, cutting the fringe, and giving it to her as a ” craft Kit” at Christmas so she can tie it herself. Since it will be reversible, I may have a few raw edges but fleece doesn’t ravel so think it will be cute enough to not matter.

    • Surayya
      November 3, 2020 / 3:15 am

      Oh, awesome! It is really a cool idea! I am sure your granddaughter would love it!

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