DIY Burberry Inspired Monogrammed Poncho
MORI WEARING A DIY BURBERRY INSPIRED MONOGRAMMED PONCHO
This story starts out with a Poncho that was impressive from the moment I saw this in the Burberry Fashion show back in 2014. There were celebrity sightings all over the streets in this poncho. This is my DIY version of that exclusive monogrammed poncho, minus the not-so-budget friendly price-tag that goes along with the brand. Fall and winter fabrics are hitting the stores in full force right now and when I ran into this print at my local fabric store, I knew it would work well for this project. The fabric is a polyester, rayon blend and I used a wool felt for the lettering.
Supplies to Make a Monogrammed Poncho
- rotary cutter
- 2 yards of Fashion fabric
- Matching thread for fashion fabric
- 1/2-yard wool felt for lettering
- Matching thread for lettering
- Stencil for monogram letters
- 1/2 yard of heat-bond iron-on adhesive sheets
- Bias tape for collar and hem (Optional: I double rolled my fabric for my collar and hem)
*This could also be a No-Sew project. Just use fusible adhesive tape for your hemming and apply the mammograms with fabric glue.
Step 1. Fold the fabric in
half once and then in half one more time to cut the hole for the collar. (The same way
you would fold your fabric for a circle skirt) The shape and size of the neckline is up to you. Make
sure you don’t cut the neckline to large; it will fall off your shoulder.
Step 2. It is time to hem the collar and the bottom. I double rolled the fabric and hemmed both areas. This is where you can finish these areas with the bias tape if you want, or you can make a facing for the collar as well. Remember you do not hem the sides because the selvage edges will be your sleeves.
Step 3. You must decide how
big you want your monogram on the poncho. Bigger is better! I blew my Georgia
font up to 600 for my letters. Use your template to cut out your letters.
If you cut them one at a time the rotary cutter is perfect for the job.
Step 4. After cutting out your letters you need to follow the instructions on your adhesive and apply it to the back of your letters. Make sure you don’t apply it to the front of your letter or you will have to cut out more letters. (Also notice my letters are a little wonky, that was because I tried to cut out all three letters at once with my rotary.) But no fear, I was able to trim them up quite nicely when I added the adhesive paper to my letters.*Update if you add the adhesive to the felt before cutting the letters it is much easier...lesson learned.