Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Tutorial Tuesday - wool throw blanket to hooded poncho
I have to start this by apologizing for the horrible pictures. Not only am I the least photogenic human on earth (seriously, i'm not just being modest... people that love me have agreed with me), but the pictures just did not want to turn out today. My camera is crabby.
Ok, now that I have that out of the way, I apologize now for not having a starting point with the blanket, and this is more of an instruction than a tutorial, since I wasn't able to document each step well. I started to do something else with the blanket originally & it didn't work out, so here is where we will begin. Take your felted wool throw blanket (if it is not felted, it will unravel) and cut a rounded diamond shaped hole in the middle, and cut a slit all the way down where your front will be.
create a hood by using an existing hood as a template. I only had a small felted hood to work with, but I just wanted the general shape and made mine bigger.
I then sewed it to the neck of the blanket/soon-to-be-ponch0.
Now take a scarf...
... and fold the width in half, not the length, and sew it to your hood, sewing down past the hood until you have the whole scarf sewn to the poncho. The scarf becomes the edge of the hood, as well as the "lapel" of the poncho. I think the longer the better on the scarf too.
Now you have a hooded poncho! You can drape it the way you want & secure it with a brooch, or leave it loose the way it is. I promise that it looks much better in real life!