Create an Easy High-Low Poncho

7 Materials
2 Hours

In this DIY I make a high-low poncho. I saw one of my favorite bands playing and the lead singer was wearing a high-low poncho. I felt totally inspired to remake it! It’s the type of piece that can be styled in so many different ways and is a great transitional piece as the weather gets cooler.

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Chalk
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
DIY poncho

Sew the pieces together 

To kick off this DIY I cut out all of the fabric pieces I would need. If you want additional instructions and images to get you started click here. I started by placing the right sides of the back pieces of the poncho together. I then pinned and sewed the center back seam. 

Sew a women’s poncho

Once I had sewn the back pieces together, I took the front piece and placed it over the back piece with the fabric pieces right sides together. I then pinned and sewed the shoulder and side seams all the way to the bottom. I tried on the poncho and decided I didn’t like the curve of the shoulder, so I unpicked the side seams and adjusted the curve. 

How to sew a poncho

Shorten the poncho 

I then used a pin to mark my desired length for the front of the poncho. 

High-low poncho

Next, I folded the poncho so that the side seams were lined up in the center. I then marked an S shape from my front length marking to the back of my poncho, ensuring that the start and end of my S were at a 90-degree angle. 

How to make a women’s poncho

I then carefully cut along the S. I turned the poncho to the front so that I could check that I was happy with the length. 

Easy poncho

Hem the poncho 

I hemmed the bottom of the poncho by folding the fabric over twice and sewing along the inner folded part. I did the same to neaten up the neckline. All that was left to do was press the poncho.

Make a women’s poncho

I love how simple it is to make such a versatile piece! I would love to hear how you would style this poncho! Let me know in the comments! 

Suggested materials:
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Chalk
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  • Bruni Bruni on Jan 22, 2021

    What is the best fabric for cool summers in Florida. I love this. Appears easy to make. Love it