Making more head-way on the Poncho Project kits... I ordered some felt backed vinyl table cloth fabric to cut the patterns from. This system has worked pretty well for me so I hope that everyone who gets a kit will be able to follow my lead so to speak. I simply punched holes that are color coordinated for each size...then I lay the pattern on the fabric and using a marker in the holes, mark onto the fabric below. Then use a ruler to line up the holes and cut out the pattern. Each poncho requires 2 pieces so once one piece is cut I safety pin that piece to more fabric to cut the second piece. I cut the strips through both pieces at the same time.
Sean has been trampling, dancing and jumping on the pattern all night... trying very hard to NOT help me. However, I think he has proven beyond a doubt that these patterns should hold up for some time. The original pattern is so ragged and fragile from use but I think the vinyl will hold up nicely. Fingers crossed I will begin sending out kits next week.