Then cut just the front part. You will cut a straight line across for the back.
*Cowl tip: use one of the salvage edges so you don't have to finish that edge.*
Now for the collar:
Mark the middle of the front and back on the poncho neckline.
-Find the middle of the cowl piece by folding in half and marking with with chalk or pin.
-Attach the middle of the cowl piece to the middle of the front neckline. You will attach the right side of the cowl to the wrong side of the collar as shown in the photo sequence.
-Sew 1/4in. seam starting front middle to back middle and repeating on the other side.
Once finished sew the cowl back up right sides together. Trim if necessary any excess fabric.
It should appear like this when folded over.
Now for the fringe part. Mark 4 inches up from the hem and mark using tailors chalk and a ruler all the way across front and back. Cut even strips about a 1/2 inch in width along the front and back edge. Pull to create strings and then knot 2 of them together at a time.
Last, flip the poncho right sides together and sew up leaving a wide enough opening for your arm. You can finish the armhole hem as well.
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