There are lots of tutorials for making pom-poms with yarn, but using plushfabric is a whole other look and is super sweet for all sorts of projects.
For this project, I used Luxe Cuddle Seal Snow, polyester thread, and a little hunk of Fairfield World’s Royal Silk stuffing for this one. I’ve also used Luxe Cuddle Sherpa and Luxe Cuddle Llama with good results. You can watch the video and/or follow the steps below:
- Trace a 4″ circle on the wrong side of the fabric using a felt tip pen.
- Cut out circle using short blade scissors or a sharp artist knife (such as the OLFA SAC-1).
- Shake off the extra Cuddle dust. Give it a flick or two.
- Using a long sewing needle and polyester thread, sew a basting stitch around the entire perimeter of the circle. Each stitch should be about 1/4″ long and 1/8″ to 1/4″ away from raw edge.
- As you reach the end, pull the thread up a little and push in a handful of stuffing, then pull the thread up tight.
- Holding it tightly, knot the end.
- Take some big stitches across the end, forming an asterisk and pulling tightly, then knot at least twice. Push needle though the other side of the pom pom and clip thread.
I made three of these for our Sew Together Tuesday project: the Whimsy Winter Bench Pillow from Kimberbell Designs. It turned out pretty damn cute, if I do say so myself.
Give it a shot. Make some for your tree or as a garland–either would be super cute!