Tuesday, June 6, 2017

How to Make a Fur Pom Pom for Less than a Dollar

How to Make a Fur Pom Pom for your Crochet Hat


Materials Required
1. 1/4 yard Fur Fabric. The longer the fibers, the better.  A 55-inch wide fabric will make up to 8 pom poms of 3 1/2 inch wide. 
2. Some polyfill or yarn scraps for stuffing.
3. Round elastic (optional). You can sew the pom pom directly onto your hat even without a loop. 
4. A pair of scissors.
5. Sewing needle and thread in the matching color. 
6. A 6-inch circle cut out from a cereal box. 


 Trace a 6-inch circle onto your fur fabric.


Cut the circle out using a pair of scissors. If you use a blade on the back side, less of the fur will be cut. 

 Start making a running stitch along the edge of the circle.


 Gently pull the thread to gather your pom pom as you go.

 Once your running stitch makes a full circle, pull the thread further to get a bowl shape.
  
 Stuff it with polyfill or some yarn scraps.

Sew your pom pom shut but do not cut off the thread yet if you plan to add a loop. An elastic loop is not necessary and is used to make your pom pom removable. Store bought ones come with a loop and a safety pin. You can avoid adding a loop and sew the pom pom directly onto the hat. In case you are not adding the loop, sew the pom pom shut and cut the thread off. 

I do not recommend using the leftover thread to sew the pom pom. If you feel like you didn't position it right and want to cut the pom pom off, the entire pom pom will fall apart. I used a sharp yarn needle and yarn that matched the hat to sew the pom pom onto the hat. If you don't have a sharp yarn needle, using a sewing thread will work too. 

To make a loop, tie a piece of round elastic around a pencil. Ensure that you make a double knot.

Sew the loop onto the pom pom. Your pom pom is ready for use! 

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