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Lola loves… A DIY Poncho

My make today is a DIY poncho – an idea I pinched from A Beautiful Mess’ Kinsey and Elsie. There’s a lot of scope for variation, which is what I like about this project. Kinsey added tassels and suggested embroidery and I went for a mix of over-grown buttons. You could also try personalising your poncho with fabric stamps or paints.

I travel a lot and always pick up those blankets they hand out on long-haul flights. Even my cat now owns (and ignores) four and I’m running out of reasons to pinch them (the ultimate reason is of course that the cost of the flight warrants pinching anything that’s not bolted down. It’s a quiet, civilised style of protest and I do it as a favour to all frequent flyers). Anyway, now I have something to use them for. For this I used a soft fleece blanket that doesn’t fray so didn’t even need hemming!

You can see the very easy instructions already drawn out for you by Kinsey and Elsie. After this, I simply cut the fabric on one side and added three buttons and buttonholes.

I’m going on a glamping hen do at the weekend and with the dire UK weather I think this’ll come in handy!

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