Poms poms are like the cherry on top: never necessary, but always the best part. Hats become more fun, ankle socks become a bit more unexpected, and zipper pulls become even cuter with a pom pom attached. These colorful fluff balls have been a fashion accessory for hundreds of years – typically made from yarn or fabric – so we got a little giddy when they recently got a modern, faux fur makeover.
The popularity of faux fur poms has made them widely available, but because we’re makers, we couldn’t help but try and make our own. With the right tools making these balls of furry flair, is a easy and fun.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN FAUX FUR POM POM
You Will Need:
- Faux Fur – we used Short Hair Marmot Faux Fur
- Circle Template (could be a bowl, cup, plate, or stencil)
- Pen or Marker
- Sharp Scissors
- Tapestry Needle
- Extra strong sewing thread in the same color as your fur
- Poly-fil or other stuffing
Lay your faux fur fur side down on a flat surface. Place your circular template directly on the backside of the fur and trace it. Then, cut out your circle.
Cut a piece of thread long enough to sew around perimeter of circle. Knot one end of the thread and insert into the fur from the backside, close to the edge of the circle. Pull thread taut until the knot hits the fabric. Using a loose running stitch (running the needle in and out of the fabric to form a line of stitches), sew around the perimeter of the circle, staying close to the edge. Once you reach the start of your sewing, do not knot or tie the end of your thread.
Pick up the working end of the thread and begin gently pulling it so that the fur fabric begins to curl up and a pocket forms. As you continue pulling the thread and closing your pom pom, stuff the Poly-fil inside, filling the pocket completely. Once the pom pom is closed, use your needle to sew up the hole and secure it with a knot.
Voila! A pom pom that you can attach to anything in need of flair!