Pom Pom Tutorial – Basic
Recently, I fell in love in making Pom Pom. At first, I bought the Pom Pom Maker just for the purpose of making a Pom Pom elastic band for the Pom Pom Faux Mink Scarf I knitted for the giveaway. But I fell in love deeply with it after making 1. It is easy to make and fun, most importantly the possibility of coming up with various adorable things is unlimited and I started to crave making all kinds of things I could possible think of. Hair barrattes, Pumpkin, Spider, Butterfly, Elmo, Cookies Monster, Shaun The Sheep, Snowman etc…. the list never ends. This would be some great gift ideas for upcoming Christmas. Before I can show all those cutie things I can make, I would like to share with you the basics of making a Pom Pom by using the Pom pom Maker from Clover. Of course, other than using this maker, you can make a simple kit yourself by cutting a circular cardboard with a hole in the center. But I find that the Clover kit is easy to use and fast to make. I wonder if Clover will pay me for this product review, hee hee hee! Well, I just discovered that Clover has a video showing how to use this Pom Pom maker….
Any how, you need to do quite a lot of trimming in Pom Pom and I have a tip on how to trim it fast to other shapes and sizes, watch out my next post for the tip.
This is the kit of 4 Pom Pom makers. I bought the size of 35mm, 45mm, 65mm, and 85mm.
Open arm of the pom pom maker side-way, do the same to the other arm.
Wind a full load of yarns onto it. Distribute evenly throughout the arm
Repeat the same on the other side by bringing the yarn over and wind. You don’t have to cut the yarn.
When the arms are fully wind, close back the arms to it’s original position.
Use a pair of sharp point scissors to cut the circumference.
Tie with a yarn or strong string which you can pull real hard to tighten the Pom Pom.
Tip: I apply fabric glue in this area after taking the Pom Pom kit out to ensure the yarn won’t come out when you accidentally pull the Pom Pom.
Open both arms and separate the Kit from the Pom Pom you have made.
Not-so-round Pom Pom waiting for it’s hair cut and trimming.
Trim it to your desire shape and size for your project, can be lightly trim or heavily trim. Be sure to fluff the Pom Pom regularly when trimming so that all yarn is straightened out.
A little skill is needed if you plan for heavily trim, but I have a tip on how to do it fast and nice.
This is the lightly trim version of a round Pom Pom.
See how many I can make in a short period of time! I did all these in 1 hour, including the trimming. Noticed the 2 orange small Pom Poms, that are heavily trimmed version, they used to be in the size of the one next to them, but I trimmed them down to make a pair of hair pins for my daughter. It is from the left over yarn of her bareback halter neck knitted top.
If you want to make a Pom Pom elastic band like the first photo, just glue the elastic band onto the center of the Pom Pom. Make sure you wait until the fabric glue is tacky on both sides (about 5 to 10 minutes) before joining them together. Let it fully dry over night before using it.