Advice 1: How to sew a poncho raincoat

Modern industry produces quite a lot of waterproof fabrics. Of them sew tents and tarpaulins, clothes for sailors and tourists-water-transport workers. From such material it is best to sew a raincoat. It is much more convenient than an umbrella, and in addition, easily fit even in a very small handbag. Faster just sewed a raincoat in the form of a poncho.
Poncho raincoat can be made of nylon impregnated

What to sew?

For the raincover you need vodootliv fabric. These materials belong to technical, but you can buy them in the regular store. The label usually indicates the level of moisture protection (e.g., dry10 – this fabric holds a 10 000 mm/cm2 day). Among water-repellent fabrics, there are "breathing", in a cloak of similar material you will feel most comfortable with. Vozduhoplavatel indicated by the arrow directed upwards. Since you are not going to like this coat to go to multi-day treks, you can choose cheaper materials, calendered nylon or Dacron. You can sew the cloak and the old technology, made of cotton fabric impregnated with made with your own hands.

Style and calculate fabric

Raincoat-poncho can be semicircular or of two squares. Measure the length of the product. In the first case the calculation is done. If the width of the cut is greater than the length of the product on a semicircular cloak poncho will need 2 lengths, plus about 20 cm at the notch for the neck and treatment of NCDs. In the second case, the product length is the diagonal of a square, so you first need to calculate the direction of this geometric shape. You can calculate in two ways. If you do not want to remember the school geometry course, simply draw a square of this size on graph paper and measure the sides. You'll also receive the pattern by which to cut out the fabric. Double the side of the square and add 20 cm You will need a split zipper. Its length is equal to the length of the product.


Semicircular cloak poncho cut out exactly the same as bell skirt. Measure the neck circumference find the radius. Add it to the length of the product. Lay the fabric wrong side up, find the middle of the edges and put a chalk point. Draw a semicircle with centre at this point. To draw the notch from a level to a perpendicular to the edge and postpone it the radius of the recess. This will be the center of the recess. Draw a circle, cut out detail. Hood make some of the remaining pieces. It may consist of two squares of sizes 20x20 or 25x25 cm


The front edge of the hood from hem, turning down the fabric twice on the wrong side. Treat the bottom of the cloak. The lower edge of the hood align with the neck and pin. Try on a poncho, adjust the hood and pristrochite. Design options top quite a lot – the hood can be, for example, at the front with Velcro or removable, can be top cut to make drawstring, etc.

Square cloak

Cut the fabric into 2 equal squares. Put them together, right sides together. Make the neck. This will draw a sector of a circle with center in one of the corners. The radius of this circle are calculated by dividing the neck circumference by 6.28. Baste and sew the sides of the squares adjacent to the neck. One of the squares cut on the diagonal, that is, from the neck to the lower angle. Other operations are the same as in the manufacture of semi-circular cloak.

Advice 2: How to sew a raincoat

Role-playing and passion for the reconstruction brought about changes in the development of modern fashion. In any case, the man in medieval cloak on a normal city street is no surprise. Modification of the old cloak, sewn from a dressy fabric, like to wear and fashionista.
How to sew a raincoat
You will need
  • Dense fabric for the front side – 2 length cloak+20 cm on the hood
  • Thin fabric for the lining – 2 length
  • Brooch or decorative pin
  • 2 sheets of drawing paper
  • Line
  • Pencil
  • The compass
  • Protractor
Glue the long sides 2 wetmanski sheet. On the long side at the point of gluing a dot. This will be the center of the washer. Draw with the center at this point is a small semi-circle with a radius of 15-18 cm From one of the points of intersection with the side of the sheet aside the length of the coat. Draw a second semicircle.
Cut out the pattern and just put it on thick fabric and the lining, if the width of the cuts 140-150 see If the fabric is narrower, you'll have to cut wedges. Divide the semicircle into 5 equal parts. This straight angle in the center of the semi-circles divide by 5 using the protractor, at 36 degrees. Cut one of the wedges, take 5 from the same cloth and from the other, sew, Tutuila and treat the seams. The upper section of the lining is also sewn.
Will have plenty of dense tissue 2 parts of the hood. On the sheet of paper, draw a first rectangle, the short side being half the length of the circumference of the small ring. The longest side is equal to the intended height of the hood. Aside from the two short sides at 7-10 cm and connect the resulting points in parallel lines. Find the center of each of the Parallels. On the one hand connect the middle with the sides of the original rectangle. On the other hand, swipe the arc, connect the end points of the short side of the source rectangle with the mid-perpendicular.
Cut out the pattern. Circle it on thick fabric and the lining. Sew parts of hood on the direct parties.
Rough cutting of the hood
The main part of the cloak preberite at neckline. Baste and sew the outer part of the hood. Preberite the lining of the cloak and sew the hood lining. Fold and stitch the hem of the cloak and the lining.Fold the details right sides together and aligning of the side seams. Baste and sew. Tutuila cloak. Will attrocity with the outer side of the neckline.
The fabric depends on the purpose of the cloak. For field conditions it is better to take the "historical" fabric. This can be, for example, promoline linen cloth, from which in the old days and sewed the cloaks, and Cape. But the same pattern you can sew a fancy Cape. It is better to take a thin cloth or even velvet.

For the "field" of the coat as the lining uses normal cotton cloth. Lining dressy coat it is better to make silk.
Useful advice
If the width of the fabric is small, then first you have to pristroit the missing piece, and then cut wedges.

Begin to sew the coat lining and is better at the bottom.

The cloak can be done with a different clasp. It will have the junction of the hood and cloak to stitch the neckline and 3-4 cm below.

Advice 3: How to sew a tent with their hands

The tent does not necessarily buy at the store. Lovers of needlework can make it yourself. Sew up a tent is not particularly difficult. The most important thing then bring it in proper form, to the tent was waterproof and kept the form.
to sew a tent
Buy rubberized percale or tent canvas. The tent canvas is a linen cloth impregnated and painted green. Measure the desired length and width of the future tent.
Make pattern on paper. The tent should consist of floor, roof and four side portions. And one part (front) will represent the input, and therefore requires mounting of lightning.
Transfer the pattern to the fabric and cut. Sew all the parts together and vsheyte lightning in one of the side parts. Treat the slices.
The weight of the tent depends on the density of the fabric. Floor and rear wall should be made of more durable fabrics, or you can use multiple layers used matter. All panels connect double thick seam or underwear so that the tent does not leak.
Horse braid hem, pre-wash it to make it from shrinking. Between the ridge and the braid pave thin hemp rope, the ends tied with loops, attach the stretch. The place of fastening of loops to close with a special patch.
At the ends of the ridge to make the holes for the struts, which will attach your tent. Fasten the slotted metal caps or treat the coarse thread. In the rear wall optionally reinforce the hole with a sleeve for ventilation of the tent. At the entrance to make secure the nut, which will protect the tent from ingress of moisture and dirt.
The tent should be waterproof. To do this, place the fabric in a 40 percent solution of soap. Give it like you should become. Lower the impregnated cloth in a 20 percent solution of copper sulfate. After the fabric is saturated, remove it from the solution and dry thoroughly.

Advice 4: How to sew a tent

Homemade camping equipment are still relevant, despite the fact that the range of tents, awnings, backpacks and other necessary things in the campaign is large enough. But not always the store-bought stuff meet the requirements of participants a specific trip. Tent necessary, to the rain filled the fire. A small awning may be needed for some designs of tents. To be sure that the awning will not fail, better make it yourself from quality, rugged materials.
How to sew a tent
You will need
  • Calendered calendered nylon or Dacron
  • Parachute straps or grosgrain ribbon
  • Rubber adhesive
  • Nylon yarn
  • Cotton thread for basting
  • Needles
  • Sewing machine
  • A plastic bottle with a "waist"
  • Scissors
Calculate the amount of fabric. In which direction to cut calendered fabric — all is equal, so consider the area of the awning. As a rule, the width of this fabric ranges from 140 to 150 cm, so the community tent 6x6 will need 24 m of such tissue. Generally the wider the fabric, the better, since less seams. Mark the fabric into rectangles with a length of 6 m, plus a small allowance for the hem on the short side. On the long side you have the edge that the trim is not necessary.
The cloth, which will be located at the edges, fold 2 times by 0.7-1 cm, Sametime and astrocyte. Ensure that the seams turned out to be symmetrical.
In the middle you'd have two banners. Lay them side by side, face up and so that aligned slices of the future of the middle seam. Find the center of these slices and burn. Cut the bottle at the "waist". Put it in the middle of the seam and drag to make a smooth semi-circles on each panel. Burn of the semicircle, digressing a little from the intended line the inside of the ring.
Take a break from the same fabric or of a more dense ring with a width of 6-10 cm, an inner diameter slightly less than the "waist" of the bottle. This ring need in order to close the seam that you will sew the bottle to the middle of the tent. To size adjust ring, making 2 longitudinal section so that the stock is a tight fit in the bottle. The bottle is in turn needed to insert the end of the bar, through which you will pull the awning over the fire.
Sweeps and sostrochite between the Central of the cloth, leaving unsewn the middle (about 2 cm holes and the same after). Vsheyte the bottle in the hole. This is best done manually, in any seam. The main thing that the bottle was sitting firmly and does not fall. Top glue the fixing ring to get it fully closed seam. .
Pristrochite to the Central part side of the cloth. You can turn up the awning on the perimeter, but because the two sides you have the edge and with the other two — annealed fabric, you can not do this, the tent to collapse on a thread will not. Hemmed but the product looks neater. Hemming him, bent double by 0.7-1 cm.
Make a loop for stretch marks. Cut 4 pieces of webbing at 40 cm each, fold them in half and Topstitch on the tent bottom. If you wish, you can do 1 loop in the center. Glue the seams with a rubber adhesive to the holes where the needles are not leaking water. .
To cut a calender, you need a soldering iron or a device for a burning out, lay the fabric on a big Board.

For tensioning the awning, use a nylon cord.

As stands, you can use any pole found at the scene of the Parking lot. But it is better to prepare in advance the rack — for example, foldable Il titanium or aluminum.
Useful advice
The tent in haste can be made of several pieces of polyethylene, glue them together with Scotch tape. Such a tent is fragile, serious Hiking to take it, but a picnic may be protected from rain.

Advice 5: How to sew a poncho with your own hands easy and fast

A cozy poncho is a great alternative to warm the jacket or vest. It is also important that there are fragrances that are very easy to sew with their hands.
How to sew a poncho with your own hands easy and fast

This poncho like in the photo looks very impressive due to the boucle fabric, sewed it extremely easy and very fast. I want to note also that this pattern can be easily changed to your liking.

So, to make it elegant and warm poncho, take a woolen cloth, the length of which is equal to the length of the future poncho+2cm for the hem and the width at least half the circumference of hips+10cm+2cm for hem+a(the desired width of the "sleeve").

Tip: the so-called width of the "sleeve" (cut "a" in the pattern) defines the appearance of your poncho. If you do less, you a poncho to wear with a belt (sewn from the same fabric or leather). If you make the poncho is very large and to resemble a real Indian poncho.

To sew a poncho, fold the fabric in half lengthwise, then crosswise in half also. Notice the middle of the fabric (mark with chalk or pin), and then expand the fabric on a wide table and build the neck size on the pattern. Cut out the neckline and cut the fabric on the red line.

Hem the bottom, top, side products, panel the neckline with bias binding. If desired, sew a decorative button at waist level and hinged loop.

After you sew poncho, you can decorate it to your liking with embroidery, beads and beadwork, applique, trim, decorative braid, sew tassels or fringe.

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