One of the characteristics of fleece is that it won’t ravel, therefore no sewing is required! Best of all, it’s cheap. With one yard of fleece you can make two adorable no-sew ponchos. The fabric I found was a little over $5 per yard at Walmart, making each poncho just about $2.50.  There are dozens of cute fabric patterns and colors available too.  These fleece ponchos are not only stylish and snuggly, they’ll fit your budget just right!

You’ll Need:

One yard of 60” fleece of your choice (this will make two ponchos for a  small girl; if you have a toddler you can get by with 3/4 yard).
Large beads (optional)


1.  Cut your large piece of fleece in half.  Trim so that the pieces are perfectly square (approx. 30″ x 30″ for a girl; 27″ x 27″ for a toddler).  The two pieces should be large enough to make two ponchos for a toddler or young child.

2. Fold fleece in half diagonally

3. Find center of fold

4.  Cut a semi-circle around the center 5” inches across for neck (I traced a small bowl to help with this).

5. Cut fringe all the way around the bottom

Optional:  Tie a knot at the base of each fringe tassel

Optional: String one wooden bead on each fringe tassel before tying the knot.
If you already have a poncho that fits, you can use that as a basic pattern.  That goes with other items you may want to make with fleece:  see if you can find an item you already have that is about the right size that you can use to make a pattern out of.
  1. newdawnnewday

    thanks for this quick and straight forward tutorial. i made two of these for my 3 1/2 year old daughter and her classmate, with some adorable owl fabric that her friend’s mama had gifted to us. i somehow messed up my measurement and cut short so my fabric was much smaller but it still fir the girls great and they loved them. really great for a fall/winter gift with some other goodies. thanks again!

    • Kimberly Danger

      You’re welcome!

  2. Audrey Biggs

    I would like to find attune to show me how to make a girls fleece poncho something easy and quick I need to have it done by Monday! It’s for a very special little girl . I have 2 yards of fleece to work with it is 59 in wide

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