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Colorful Sewn Poncho

By: The Designers of I Love to Create

Sew yourself this amazingly colorful poncho from I Love to Create for any time of year. Using One-Step Dye Kits you can tie-dye this poncho in any fashion you wish. Have a tie-dye party with your friends.

Materials:

  • Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kits™
    • Psychedelic
  • Fringed trim, 5-1/2 yards of 3” black
  • Scissors
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Paper towels
  • Wooden blocks: 2” x 4”, 6-8” long
  • Sewing machine
  • Frame to stretch fabric, 36” x 44”
  • Plastic tub or bucket
  • Apron
  • Viscose (rayon) challis, 2-1/2 yards
  • Permanent fabric marker, gold
  • Tacks or staple gun

 

Steps:

  1. Cut length of fabric in half to create two equal pieces.
     
  2. Prewash fabric. Do not use fabric softener. Squeeze out excess moisture and air dry. Do not dry in dryer or iron.
     
  3. Choose a work surface large enough to hold the frame. Cover work surface with plastic sheeting.
     
  4. Stretch prepared fabric onto frame. Tack or staple fabric to frame to make taut.
     
  5. Wearing apron and gloves, prepare dyes according to kit instructions.
     
  6. Place blocks under each side of frame to elevate from table.
     
  7. Squirt yellow dye on fabric in a wavy line across the upper area and in a line across lower area. Colors will bleed and spread.
     
  8. Clean frame and wrap foil around sides to avoid any color from seeping into the next piece. Repeat process for remaining fabric.
     
  9. When both sides are dried and rinsed, wash warm in machine, air dry and press.

Assembling

  1. Place pieces of fabric together with the right sides facing in. If necessary, cut pieces to be the same size.
     
  2. Fold in half lengthwise. From fold, measure 3” down and 5” across top. Cut in a slight arc from 5” to 3” mark to create the neckline.
     
  3. Using remnants, cut two pieces 15-16” long and 2-1/2” wide. Fold the two pieces in half and trace long the neckline of poncho. The remaining ends will be the seams. Trim the bottom to follow the curve of the neckline.
     
  4. Tape one side of the poncho right side up on table. Using gold marker, draw a wavy line across top area of fabric. Draw a second line across lower area. Repeat with remaining piece of fabric.

Sewing

  1. Place the two sides of the poncho facing in and sew the top seams up to neckline.
     
  2. Turn poncho right side out and fit facing to raw edges of neckline. Mark where the seams will be and sew. Fit facing, wrong side up, and attach to neckline of poncho.
     
  3. Stitch bottom edge of facing as desired to finish. Round off the squared edges on bottom of poncho.
     
  4. Sew trim all along the edges of poncho.
     
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