Round Fleece Poncho


Making a cozy fleece poncho is sew easy with our Round Fleece Poncho DIY! Ideal for beginner sewists, this three-step tutorial provides instructions to make a child-sized poncho with a neck, for extra warmth. Instructions to adjust the pattern are available within the tutorial to create this poncho in a larger size, for a teenager or adult.

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What you need:

  • 40" (100cm) of Fleece*
  • 6" (15.3cm) of Coordinating Fleece
  • Scissors
  • Straight Pins
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Measuring Tape
  • Standard Thread

*This fabric amount is to make a 20” (51cm) in length poncho. Check the measuring guide to determine fabric amount.

Tips before you start

  • Do not worry about hemming because the fleece will not fray.
  • When sewing through thick layers, sew at a slow speed.
  • Decide approximately what length you want your cover-up to be before you cut your fabric and shorten or lengthen the pattern accordingly.
  • Try sewing on a scrap piece of fabric before sewing your garment pieces. Adjust your tension, stitch length, and needle type accordingly.

Fabric Recommendations

  • Any Fleece!


Step 1: Make a square and fold it into a smaller square

  1. Cut the fleece into a perfect 40" (100cm) square.
    (Use the length measurement from the measurement page and x 2 to determine the square size).
  2. Fold the fabric width in half widthwise and then fold the length in half.

Step 2: From the folded corner, mark the neck hole measurement and length measurement

  1. From the folded corner (that has no raw ends) mark around with pins the length measurement (20" (51cm)) using the measuring tape.
  2. From the same folded corner, mark the neck hole measurement.
  3. Mark around with pins 3" (7.6cm) (or half of your total neck hole width) from the folded corner using the measuring tape.
  4. Cut through all layers around the pins to create the head hole of the poncho and to create a circular look on the bottom of the poncho.

Step 3: Make the collar neck

  1. Cut out of a contrasting fleece: a 20"x 6" (51cm x 15.3cm) strip (or your calculated neck piece size).
  2. Pin and sew the two 6" (15.3cm) sides together to create a loop.
  3. Fold the 6" (15.3cm) in half, with wrong sides together.
  4. Pin the raw ends of the looped fleece to the raw ends of the head hole of the poncho and sew together.
  5. Tip: Use Zigzag stitch because fleece is a stretchy fabric.
    0.5” (1.3cm) seam allowance.

The poncho is now complete!

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