Handmade Christmas: Superhero Poncho

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Cricut

fleece poncho

My boys are getting matching superhero ponchos for Christmas! I’ve finished Gus’s poncho, and it looks like he’s getting ready to fly and save the day!

2Getting the size right was tricky – I measured Gus from fingertip to fingertip across his shoulders and got 23″. I cut the square bigger than that because from fingertip to fingertip would be the hypotenuse of the square and I didn’t have my graphing calculator handy to figure out what the other two edges would be. If that makes any sense at all…

So I would honestly recommend buying a cheap pattern from JoAnn or something just to get the size of the poncho right. I originally cut this one out for Elliot but it was way to small so it went to Gus.

If nothing else, cut the square big and then trim it down to fit.

After that I appliqued this adorable superhero symbol on his chest from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge.

Ponchos really are very easy to make once you have the shape right. I may or may not finish the edges as fleece doesn’t fray. Wonder of wonders… So even though Christmas is NEXT WEEK you still have time to whip up a few of these!

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1 Sallie December 16, 2009 at 8:05 am

I love this idea!

2 Deborah December 16, 2009 at 11:13 am

So cute! You can tell he really love it! Hoping Santa puts a Cricut in my stocking. Well under the tree maybe.

3 Keri December 16, 2009 at 2:28 pm

I LOVE this picture of Gussy. So perfect. And I didn’t realize the applique was going to be so big – I pictured a small one in the lower corner or something. But this is awesome! I also didn’t realize how the square was position on his body. For my girls i’m thinking i want more of a neck skirt….something rounded. we’ll see.

4 Laura May 11, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Did you cut a circle or just a slit for the neck hole?

Soooo cute I love this simple design. Perfect for camping reminds me of the Scouts blanket but WAY better.

Great Job!

5 Kelsey May 11, 2010 at 9:10 pm

I cut a circle. Well, half a circle since I did both layers at the same time…and even with the circle, it is a tight fit over his head, so I don’t know if a slit would be bit enough. His poncho sure gets a lot of attention when we go out…so cute and easy!

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