Happy New Year!
I have dreaded making Faux Fur Poms because it's messy. Yes, it's very messy. I hated it the first time... so I never made another. I love my yarn pom poms too so I didn't look back.
Well, I wanted to switch things up and since I have so much faux fur, I decided to try again but this time, I made it on wood floors and used my super powerful vacuum. Yeah, it kicks. Like I said, super powerful haha. I also used a wood tray to try to contain as much of the fur as possible. I have to say, it wasn't too bad this time around.
I recently stopped doing newborn photography and had all these fur props and wasn't sure what to do with them. They were perfect for poms! You can buy them at Joanns, Hobby Lobby or even Walmart. I'm sure you can find them online as well. You don't need a lot of it either. Check it on my latest design, The Knit Jordyn beanie!
Let's get started! (Video Tutorial is at bottom of post).
6" Bowl - or something round to trace. Use any size you want the pom
Sewing needle or tapestry needle (I'll explain further)
Thread - Make sure it's strong like embroidery thread
Filler, like Poly Fill. Mine were from cheap Ikea Pillows that were too soft to use
Sharpie - to trace your circle
Vacuum - Highly recommend
Place bowl on the back side of your fabric. Use the sharpie to trace the bowl. I try to start at the corner. I didn't go all the way to the corner because I wanted a larger pom but only had a 6" bowl.
Cut along the line. I wanted a larger pom but didn't have a larger bowl so I cut outside the line for larger circle. I find that cutting it with fur side down and carefully sliding scissor as close to base (on fur side) as possible helped with cutting pieces of the fur and causing a mess. It's still messy but it is a little better!
Gently pull off any loose fur on both the pom piece and your large fabric piece. Vacuum up the mess!
Use the needle and thread to sew around the circle. Tie a knot at ends of thread. Depending on your fabric, you may need to use an actual sewing needle. My fabric was fine with a tapestry needle.
Once you're done, gently tighten & stuff it with your filler.
Sew across the opening a few times to close it off. Tie off. You can leave the thread to attach to beanie. I actually cut off my thread, and insert it in the pom off centered and back out giving it about an inch space.
The finished piece measured approx 8 inches around and 3.5 inches in diameter. If you measured across with the fur, it's approx 6 inches.
That's it! I guess now that I have a system, I may start making more to switch up my poms for my beanies.
This is my newest beanie design, the Jordyn Beanie. You can make it a fitted or slouchy beanie. The pattern will be available soon.
Faux Fur Pom Pom Tutorial
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