That’s an awesome idea! I’ll have to give it a shot with the next one :) Thank you!
I had an idea, for a quick, easy, versatile poncho, and daringly decided to test-drive my idea using my Lucky Penny Wrap. The basic idea, is that you take your woven wrap (18″ x 65″ in my case) fold it in half, and attach three, evenly spaced fastening snaps to it, with space for a neck opening.
The result is pretty cool, but I’ll say right off the bat that I don’t think the snaps are the right solution. They are hard to open and close, and place a lot of strain on the weaving. I will be looking into a few alternative options. In terms of the wearability of it though, I kinda like it.
My next approach will be to sew buttons on one side, and crochet button holes onto the other side. If that doesn’t work I’m considering reinforcing the weave with small iron-on canvas patches and adding leather strips to cover/decorate the area under the snaps. If you have any other ideas for how I can make this happen, send em my way :) I know there is a perfect solution out there!
Hi! Here is another idea for the closures for this beautiful woven poncho (and it requires very little work, but has a strong holding power)! Go to and see the products. My local knitting store carries them…..it’s basically buttons that are stacked, with a powerful magnet on the underside of the bottom button…with an accompanying additional powerful magnet that is sewn into a small muslin packet. I have found these work very well with shawls or buttonless cardi’s….check them out! The are made by ClotheZure, LLC.
Pretty! I look forward to seeing your next solution :)
How about sewing a zipper? That would even let the two sides lay flat instead of having a raised edge