A Polartec NeoShell Rain Poncho to keep you stylish on all rainy days!
Estimated Project Time: 1 hour
Our first project for Summer of 2020 is a practical necessity! Kirsten made this rain poncho,
90 Minute Rain Poncho Pattern by Mary Mulari
The fabric yardage was accurate. We found that the length of the poncho is adjustable
We used Polartec NeoShell #66003x39B34A in Lime Twist. Alternate colors of this style can be found here.
I began by cutting the fabric, which was very simple, as they were all rectangles. I rounded out
the corners of my poncho for a lighter look. I then overlocked all of my pieces for a clean hem.
Creating the hood was the moment I found the garment really came together. With just
a few simple stitches, the rectangle of fabric transformed into a structured hood.
I tested some closure variations until I decided which I liked best. This was a fun way
to dictate the style of the poncho.
I chose to use snaps with a reinforced backing piece for my closure.
This will help prevent wear and tear on this tension point.
The final step was to sew in the pocket. This is optional, but it provides a convenient and compact storage for the poncho, and I couldn’t pass that up!
Voila! Your new rain poncho is ready for fun in all kinds of weather!