Have you ever had one of those mornings when you just want to stay under the covers, watch a movie, drink your coffee and stay under a blanket all day long? When the comfort of your bed is so perfect that you actually start questioning how much you really need your job or how long the kids can go without getting fed? Well for days like this, I have the perfect DIY for you…. what if you could somehow stay wrapped up in a cozy blanket all day long…. and still look put together?
You are going to love today’s DIY because we’ll be making a pretty little draped jacket that will make you feel like you are wrapped up in a cozy blanket all day. Better yet? It won’t take any sewing at all and can be completed in the time it takes to finish your morning coffee.
This blanket poncho is an awesome layering piece since you can wear whatever you’d like underneath and it will still fit correctly. Add a belt and you’ve instantly got a tailored, flattering, and oh-so-comfortable jacket that took you less than 20 minutes to make.
Are you ready?
Trust me… this tutorial is crazy-simple. If you have never in your life completed a Pinterest project and you don’t own a needle, you’ll still be able to make this blanket poncho. Why you ask? Well my dear, to make this perfectly cozy little number, there is absolutely no sewing required.
So without further ado, let’s dive in…….
How to Make The 20 Minute Blanket Poncho:
To complete this project, you will need some cozy plaid fabric (I’ll be using some wool fabric with a fuzzy, soft backing. It feels plush on the inside and looks cute on the outside) cut to 1 1/2 yards. I used some brown plaid flannel like this.
After you have picked out your fabric, fold it in half (hot dog style) to make a long rectangular shape. Next, fold it in half again (hamburger style) to find the middle of your fabric.
The folded, middle-section of your fabric is going to be the opening for your neck, so cut a small, half-U shape out to create a hole for your head.
You are almost done. Are you ready?
Next, cut a line down the fold through one piece of the folded fabric. Your fabric should look like the picture above.
Unfold your fabric to reveal a rectangular, open-front jacket. To give it some shape and tailoring, just cut two 3″ slits through both pieces of fabric on either side of your waist and slide a belt through.
When you put it on, you should have something like this:
I know it’s a super-cheesy photo, but here you can see the shape of the belted jacket more clearly and get an idea of where to place your 3″ holes to slide your belt through.
I love how this jacket feels like a cozy blanket that is socially acceptable to wear in public. Plus, since you can make these in less than 20 minutes, it’s easy to build a little collection in different prints, fabrics, and styles.
Thank you so much for checking out this little DIY! If you liked it, be sure to read my Stenciled Sweater Refashion, the Suede Elbow Patch Tutorial and How To Make A Sequin Jacket.
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