The kids started summer swim lessons this week. As we were walking in for the first day of classes I noticed a mom slipping beach towels over her kids’ heads. I looked a bit closer and realized they were towel ponchos – perfect! I knew they’d be really easy to make, so easy that I made two versions. You don’t even have to sew to make one!
I started Annabel’s pool poncho by folding the towel in half. At the fold, I found the middle of the towel, then cut 7 inches in a straight line. Honestly, you could stop here if you don’t want to sew the towel. But, since this material pulls apart easily, I folded the edges of the hole under to create a seam, then sewed them down. I also sewed a zigzag at the point of the poncho to keep it from pulling apart further.
It took about 5 minutes total!
For James’ poncho, I cut a six-inch hole in the fabric (I definitely could have cut it at least an inch shorter).
I then sewed on strips of coordinating fabric around the opening.
This made the towel cuter, plus it kept the terry cloth from unraveling.
Annabel decided that she “really, really loved” her new poncho and wanted to wear the one I made for James, too. He didn’t mind.
Any questions, let me know. Have fun!
Looks like a perfect cover-up. They look great! It must be fun to be so darn talented!
It’s true heather, the sewing projects you think of as foolproof and simple look so amazing to me!! I wish I had this skill!!
That is so smart and great! I might have to make some of those! Especially because my oldest cries about letting her brother wear her old swim robe after classes.
Where did you get that multicolor towel? It’s so beautiful!