With the Kids

Fleece Ponchos with Flare

We have been loving our No-Sew Fleece Ponchos. I first made them last Fall when the weather was turning a little colder and we needed a light cover-up. We take them to the park as they help with the slight breeze still in the air, especially this Spring. We call them our Park Ponchos.

Since last time all the fleece I had was navy blue, I decided this Spring we needed some fresh color. I found this cute fabric on sale at JoAnns Fabric shop. We chose cars and a fairy fleece. I even made a tiny baby size one for my newborn when she comes.

The sizes for both my kids was 27 inches square. The size for a newborn up to a toddler is 18 inches square. Fold it on a diagonal into a triangle and cut a small slit in the center. Then cut about 2-4 inches in one direction and 2-4 inches in the other direction, start with a small cut. If it doesn’t fit over your child’s head, keep cutting.

Then I cut fringe all around the poncho for the girls. For the boy one, I only cut a couple strips at the corners.

These are super easy. Any level of sewing talent is capable to make these. Buy fabric, cut fabric square, cut a hole for head in the center, cut fringe for flare! Unless the heat has already hit, you may have to wait until next Fall to make your No Sew Fleece Ponchos.


  1. I’ve been crocheting “comfort scarves” for a project that provides them to shelters for abused women. Now I will make some of your fleece scarves too, especially for the kids. I’m going to crochet little add-ons for the fleece items.

  2. My son and I just finished making these as gifts for my nieces and one in a blanket style for my nephew. I even made a native American print one that we embellished with a faux indian arrowhead. This one was for my son and he won’t take it off. He loves it. They were so great. Now his best friend wants one too.

  3. This is a great idea. I have been looking for something my son and I could make together as Christmas gifts for some of our family members. I can not wait to try this out. Thanks!

  4. I was thinking about doing this last fall but never got around to it. I’m much more motivated since you did it first and I can see a picture! I have a really cute piece of fleece I got the day after Thanksgiving at JoAnn and I thought making a poncho would keep my little guy nice and toasty. Thanks for the inspiration…again!

  5. I love them! The heat has hit here, but hey that means that fleece is on clearance. Time to hit up the stores and have them ready for the chilly air this fall.

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