This time last year (December) I was pregnant, which was such a foreign feeling. The thought of spending the holidays with a little one was something I could barely wrap my mind around. Now, I can’t imagine my life without our tiny girl. This first year has been a joy, and it has meant so much to make Rosie a personalized mobile, headbands, teethers, etc. With cold weather just around the corner, a cozy poncho was in order. Turns out most vendors don’t make winter coats for 9-month-olds, and ponchos are a lot easier to just throw over a car seat anyway. Plus, I’m pretty obsessed with how cool she looks in it.
- 1 yard linen fabric
- 1 yard fleece fabric
- Sewing machine
- Thread to match fabrics
- Cut felt fabric to 1 yard x 1 yard
- Fold felt fabric in half, twice, to form a smaller square.
- Fold corner-to-corner to form a triangle shape.
- Using your scissors, cut a slight circular curve through all layers of the fabric.
- Unfold into a near-perfect circle. Lay on top of the linen fabric, and cut out the same shape.
- Measure the size of your child’s head and cut out a circle that size in the center of the felt fabric.
- Cut out a slightly larger circle out of the center of the linen fabric.
- Hem the linen fabric about 2 or 3 inches in from the large circle, and about 1/4 inch from the small circle.
- Lay the linen fabric centered over the felt fabric, and using a sewing machine, sew the two pieces of fabric together.
- Cut into the visible felt fabric about 2-3 inces, all the way around, to create a fringe.
This article was printed in the Winter 2016 edition of Family Guide, an Omaha Publications magazine.