Saturday, February 27, 2021

DIY Burberry Inspired Monogrammed Poncho



This story starts out with a Poncho that was impressive from the moment I saw this in the Burberry Fashion show back in 2014. There were celebrity sightings all over the streets in this poncho. This is my DIY version of that exclusive monogrammed poncho, minus the not-so-budget friendly price-tag that goes along with the brand. Fall and winter fabrics are hitting the stores in full force right now and when I ran into this print at my local fabric store, I knew it would work well for this project. The fabric is a polyester, rayon blend and I used a wool felt for the lettering.

Supplies to Make a Monogrammed Poncho

  • Iron
  • rotary cutter
  • 2 yards of Fashion fabric
  • Matching thread for fashion fabric
  • 1/2-yard wool felt for lettering
  • Matching thread for lettering
  • Stencil for monogram letters
  • 1/2 yard of heat-bond iron-on adhesive sheets
  • Bias tape for collar and hem (Optional: I double rolled my fabric for my collar and hem)

*This could also be a No-Sew project. Just use fusible adhesive tape for your hemming and apply the mammograms with fabric glue. 

Step 1. Fold the fabric in half once and then in half one more time to cut the hole for the collar. (The same way you would fold your fabric for a circle skirt) The shape and size of the neckline is up to you. Make sure you don’t cut the neckline to large; it will fall off your shoulder.

Step 2. It is time to hem the collar and the bottom. I double rolled the fabric and hemmed both areas. This is where you can finish these areas with the bias tape if you want, or you can make a facing for the collar as well. Remember you do not hem the sides because the selvage edges will be your sleeves.

Step 3. You must decide how big you want your monogram on the poncho. Bigger is better! I blew my Georgia font up to 600 for my letters. Use your template to cut out your letters.  If you cut them one at a time the rotary cutter is perfect for the job.

Step 4. After cutting out your letters you need to follow the instructions on your adhesive and apply it to the back of your letters. Make sure you don’t apply it to the front of your letter or you will have to cut out more letters. (Also notice my letters are a little wonky, that was because I tried to cut out all three letters at once with my rotary.) But no fear, I was able to trim them up quite nicely when I added the adhesive paper to my letters.*Update if you add the adhesive to the felt before cutting the letters it is much easier...lesson learned.

Step 5. Once you have applied the adhesive to the back of the letters, place them on your poncho. Placement is up to you, I placed mine in the bottom right corner.  Line them up as straight as possible. Iron them in place and now it’s time to zig-zag stitch them to the poncho fabric. Make sure your lettering is on good and do not pull as you are sewing; it will distort your letters.

Finished!  This was so easy; I am wondering why I had not made one before now. Those big letters are such a WOW factor! This poncho is chic and ready for fall. My daughter Mori loves the look and it looks great on her. But guess what? We both have the same exact initials so this poncho will be serving us both! Two for one.



  1. Beautiful and Chic, Both the Model and the Garment!

  2. I love this Michelle! I wish I could get my hands on some of that fabric.

    1. Yeah that's old fabric from Joann's but I have seen it repeated.

    2. Michelle, you wouldn't happen to have the sku# for the fabric, would you?

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  3. Fabulous! WHERE did you get that fabric, chica?!!! When I saw the headline, I immediately thought of SJP, and was tickled to see her picture posted. You have excellent taste as well as mad sewing skills!

    1. Hahaha! You hit the nail on the head SJP was the first time I had seen this. When I saw the fabric I was like it kinda works so I gave it a shot.

  4. Love this! Thanks for sharing the step by step directions!

    1. Hey Lady! Yeah I didn't realize that I had some tutorials I did for other platforms that were never published here! So to get back in the blogging groove I'm posting them now.

  5. gorgeous and the garment is perfect! well done.

  6. I just found your blog today and you are seriously talented! (Of course you know this already, but I figure a compliment never hurts...)
    Keep it up.... I'm gonna try and teach myself to sew so I can come back to this bookmarked project and try it myself. Wish me luck (I'm gonna need like a whole freakin lot of it ☘🧞‍♂️🌠

    1. Hahaha! Just remember to cut a small hole first go around, you can always make it bigger. You can practice with an old sheet.


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