Doll Play Day 93 – Easy No Sew Fleece Poncho for Dolls

As we say goodbye to summer and hello to fall this week, I thought you might want to make something super easy and super cozy for your dolls to wear this fall. We just happened to have some cute froggie fleece left over from a different project, but since you only need about a 16″ square of fabric for this project, check the remnant clearance area for fabrics next time you are at the craft store and you will probably be able to find some fleece very inexpensively. Why fleece? While you can use any fabric for this project (and yes, you could even use duct tape!!), I find that fleece is perfect for a no-sew poncho. It has the perfect amount of stretch and doesn’t unravel easily either.

how to make a no sew poncho for dolls

Bitty Baby Penelope and American Girl Alex are my models today. They found a comfy spot under the tree to watch the kids pass the ball today.

While we had froggie fleece, I think it would be so cute to make the ponchos out of fleece in your favorite team’s colors – you can even find fleece with many of the pro sports and college teams’ logos on them. Or use an even bigger piece and make one for  yourself and a matching one for your dolls.

how to make a no sew poncho for dolls

Step 1 – Cut a square of fleece that measures 16″ x 16″.

Step 2 – Fold the square in half into a triangle and then again to make a triangle 1/4 of the original size

Step 3 – Measure just about an inch from the folded corner and cut in the opening for your doll’s head. You can cut this curved or straight across depending on your style. It is better to start with a smaller opening, because you can always make the opening bigger, but making it smaller is impossible.

Step 4 – Optional – cut 1/2″ slits all along the outer edge of the poncho for a little visual interest. I did the slits while I still had the poncho folded into 4ths.

Step 5 – Slip the poncho over your doll’s head gently. Adjust the neckline if needed.

how to make an easy no sew doll poncho

Alex thinks her new poncho is perfect for watching fall sports! I took a thin scrap piece of the fleece and made her a matching bow.

How to make a no sew doll poncho

I wonder if I have enough fleece left over to make Bitty Baby a matching hat to go with this. If not, I will use a solid color fleece sock that has lost its match to make a hat for Bitty (Doll Play Day 20 has the instructions).

Are you excited for fall weather, fall sports and outdoor activities, or are you so sad to see another summer coming to an end?

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  1. I’m very excited for Fall! It means beautiful leaves, fall decorations, and Dance Compettions for me! It also means Christmas is right around the corner. 😉


  3. Nice, 3rdie

  4. I love the cold weather!

  5. Fourthie

  6. I made one of these the other day! Except I cut off the top portion of a sock and made a hole for the neck.

  7. Im excited for fall because i love going apple picking , my meet season for gymnastics starts, and i play field hockey in the fall!

  8. Fifthie! Do you know what time the Sunday Showcase will be posted tomorrow!

  9. Skye – it will be the first thing I post in the morning, but it all depends on how long I decide to sleep in tomorrow – getting up at 5:30 am all week long to get the kids to school wears me out!

  10. I’ll so have to do this! I’ll probably make a matching one for me, to, just like you said. I love the Fall and Winter, it’s just that cozy time of year :- )

  11. Delaney, I’ve been checking out your blog recently, and just wanted to let you know that I’m not “anonymous” :- )

    I would comment on your blog, but I still have yet to ask my mom if I can (I have to run alot of things by her first).

  12. my birthday is in fall! Penelope is so cute!!!

  13. You can even cut the fleece down the middle of the front and take fabric glue and glue a button to the fleece and cut a slit on the other side big enough for the button to go through and you have a caplet ( think I spelt that right lol )

  14. YAY FALL!

  15. 10thie! 😀 I love this-it’s so cute! especially on Bitty Baby, although I love Alexis’ hair bow!

  16. oh whoops 11thie!

  17. Yay fall! 12thie! I’m gonna make these as soon as I can make the fuzzy flips. Which will probably be on wendsday.

  18. Pretty Irish AG says:

    I’m excited to go to college!


  20. StoryTeller says:

    This is so cute! I love autumn– the angle of the light is so soft and golden, not glaring like it can be in summer.

  21. cute! i like the new springfield collection poncho!

  22. TOO CUTE!! :)

  23. Hey Gail, I do too. I just got back from Michael’s hoping to find some of the new clothes, and they don’t have them. I hope they put them on their website store soon.

  24. can not wait to try this

  25. Char, do u know when Caroline Abbot will be up on American Girl?

  26. hey char i think i sent something for sunday showcase did you get it?

  27. Oh ok Amanda, sorry if I sounded odd.

  28. This is a cute idea! You can also make bigger slits and knot them, just make sure your slits are even. :)
    I might make a rain poncho with this.
    And my favortie part is…. IT’S NO-SEW!!! Thanks for this fantastic tutorial, Char. And I recieved my doll tee.. :) Just a month late on opening it. Thanks, I love the tee!

  29. I saw this video of the September release. I LOVE the red dress. The purple dress is fine, but it needs a shrug or something. I don’t know why; it just doesn’t look great the way it is.

  30. pretty irish ag LINK IT PLEASE

  31. nvm

  32. Mollie Ruth says:

    cute idea! I <3 cold weather!!!

  33. Mollie Ruth says:

    cute idea! I <3 cold weather!!!

  34. Penelope is so cute! I have the same bitty baby named McKenzie!!

  35. Aww that is so cute on Penelope! My sister has that Bitty and it is named Emma.

  36. Fall to me means that Christmas is just around the corner !

  37. Delaney, you didn’t sound weird at all! I would have done the same thing :- )

  38. Thanks Amanda!

  39. omg looks really nice :)

  40. post more crafts