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How to make an American Girl Doll Poncho


American Girl Doll Poncho

Learn how to make an American Girl Doll poncho or poncho for any 18" doll.
This is an easy no sew project unless you want to add trim or a ribbon closure.

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 13" square of fleece fabric
  • Scissor
  • Ruler
  • Trim and ribbon (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS :

STEP 1: CUTTING FABRIC

Doll Poncho Tutorial - Fabric From fleece fabric cut a 13" square. Round the corners if you wish. We have an easy tutorial on how to round corners.

STEP 2: CENTER OF FABRIC

Doll Poncho Tutorial - Fold Once To find the center of the fabric, fold the square of fabric into a triangle, fold again to make a smaller triangle.

Doll Poncho Tutorial - Fold Twice With an iron, press where points come together to make creases in the fabric. Open the fabric and where the creases come together, this is the center of the fabric.

STEP 3: PREPARING FOR NECK OPENING

Doll Poncho Tutorial - Measure Opening Place the ruler along one crease line with the 1 1/2" mark on the ruler at the center point. To make the opening, place a pin at the 0" and 3" marks.Doll Poncho Tutorial - Mark Opening

Doll Poncho Tutorial - Slit Cut The neck opening will be 3" wide. With a sharp scissor, cut between the two pins along the crease.

STEP 4: NECK OPENING

Doll Poncho Tutorial - Trace Glass To make front neckline opening, find a glass or other round object that measures about 3” or less. Place only half the glass on the 3” cut line. With a pen, trace around half the glass. With a scissor, cut along the marking.

Doll Poncho Tutorial - Neck Cut

STEP 5:FRONT OPENING

Doll Poncho Tutorial - Measure Neck Opening On the front center crease line with a ruler measure down 2” from the neckline and mark with a pen. With a scissor, begin cutting about 1/8” from the marked line, then across the bottom and up the other side about 1/8" from the marked line.

Doll Poncho Tutorial - Cut Neck

Doll Poncho Tutorial - Cut Neck 2 When finished cutting, test to see if the poncho fits over the doll's head. If it doesn’t, you will have to adjust the by cutting a little more fabric.

STEP 6: EMBELLISHMENTS (optional)

If you wish, you can add embellishments and also use ribbon at the neck to tie the poncho closed. Your choice!

American Girl Doll Poncho Embellished

The American Girl doll poncho is complete and ready for the doll to go out with her friends or shopping!

American Girl Doll Poncho Finished

This is a great gift for any little girl who plays with American Girl dolls or any 18" doll.

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