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
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.
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!
Tuesday 22nd of November 2022
Is there a way to adjust size for larger child. My 10 year old granddaughter requested one of these for Christmas and she is tall as well. I am not good at altering patterns but could I add l length and width possibly?
Wednesday 23rd of November 2022
Yes, you may take a square 40" x 40" for the poncho body since your granddaughter is on the taller side.
Monday 10th of October 2022
Didn’t your pattern also include a hood option? Don’t see that in the instructions.
Tuesday 11th of October 2022
There is no hood but a cowl that can double as a hood.
Tuesday 13th of September 2022
Is the neck cut out of the main piece? It says cowl but then it looks like it is cut out of the 36x36 piece. It looks like nothing is cut out of the cowl piece from looking at the pics. This is very confusing
Thursday 15th of September 2022
The neck is cut out of the bodice piece only. The cowl is just one straight piece that is sewn into a tube and attached to the neckline.
Monday 24th of January 2022
My great niece and I just made one for her this morning. The giggles of excitement putting it on were priceless!
Tuesday 26th of October 2021
Made this with white fleece and made it into a ghost Halloween costume for my son.
It looks great and was a breeze to put together.
Thank you for sharing. X
Wednesday 27th of October 2021
That was an awesome idea. I am glad you liked it!