Faux fur pom-poms are a delightful addition to knitted hats, adding a touch of whimsy and style. Creating your own pom-poms allows you to customize them according to your preferences and gives you the freedom to change them whenever you like. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of making your own faux fur pom-poms in just a few simple steps. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Gather Materials and Prepare
To make your own faux fur pom-poms, you will need the following materials:
- Long faux fur fabric
- Round dishes of varying sizes (e.g., 4, 5, and 6 inches in diameter)
- Sewing needle and thread
- Sharp scissors
- Thick yarn for attachment
- Button (optional, for detachable pom-poms)
Helpful Tip: When selecting faux fur fabric, look for the longest fur available. If you only need a small amount, check the craft section for faux fur samples.
Step 2: Cut and Sew the Pom-Pom
Mark a circle on the faux fur fabric using a round dish of your desired size. Ensure that the fur overlaps the circle slightly.
Cut out the circle carefully, making sure to cut the fabric and not directly over the fur.
Thread your needle with a double thread for added strength. Secure the beginning of your sewing with a cross stitch to keep it in place.
Use a running stitch to sew all the way around the perimeter of the circle, approximately half an inch from the edge.
Helpful Tip: Sewing halfway around the circle before cinching it up will make the process easier.
Begin cinching up the pom-pom by placing your fingers in the middle and pulling the thread tightly.
Once cinched, add stuffing to give the pom-pom volume. Sew the pom-pom completely shut and knot your thread securely.
Step 3: Shape and Attach the Pom-Pom
Use a comb to shape the pom-pom and make it look neat and fluffy. Comb through the fur strands until you achieve your desired shape.
Helpful Tip: Using a pet comb can work wonders in shaping your pom-pom.
To attach the pom-pom to a hat, sew a button on the inside of the top of the hat.
Thread your yarn through the button and wrap it around the button, tying it off securely.
Helpful Tip: Attaching the pom-pom with a button allows for easy detachment when you want to change or wash your hat.
Step 4: Admire Your Creation!
Congratulations! You have successfully made your own faux fur pom-pom. Admire your handiwork and enjoy the adorable addition it brings to your knitted hats.
Helpful Tip: Experiment with different faux fur colors and textures to create unique pom-poms that match your personal style.
Making your own faux fur pom-poms is a fun and rewarding craft project. By following these simple steps, you can create fluffy and charming pom-poms to embellish your knitted hats. Remember to unleash your creativity and have fun while making these delightful accessories. Happy crafting!