Do you love pom poms? I absolutely love them. I have recently been hand making and adding colourful items to my craft room. This is a room that I spend a lot of my time in, so I want it as colourful and cheerful as possible. I would like my room to have as many handmade items in it as possible.
I chose to make a cushion for my craft room as I suffer with a bad back, and I thought the support of a cushion when spending hours on end sat crafting away would be a huge help. I then chose to add pom poms to add an extra splash of colour and cheer to my room.
A trip to the craft store was needed
I used a mixture of wool and yarn. Most being from The Women’s Institute collection, who have a colourful high-quality range. They also had an offer on of 3 for 2 at my time of purchase. I purchased mine in Hobbycraft and a donation from my purchase was stated on the packaging to be given to the National Federation of Women’s Institutes.
One purchase that was a huge time saver, this was a pom pom maker. This nifty little gadget made pom pom making so much easier.
The making of my pom poms:
- I started off buy working out what size cushion I plan on making.
- Then roughly worked out how many pom poms I think I would need. This was done buy cutting out a template with paper, making a pom pom to size and then working out the measurements from there.
- It was worked out that I would need roughly 140 pom poms for my 24″ square cushion.
- From there I got busy making pom poms, using my pom pom maker.
- I did not make the pom poms all at once. I made them over a good few day’s using a variety of lovely colours.
How to use the pom pom maker:
The making of the cushion:
- Once the pom poms were all made I then made my cushion using Calico fabric, which I cut two 26″ squares out of.
- The two squares were then ironed and then pinned together down three of the four sides.
- The three sides were then sewn together, leaving an opening end.
- A zip was then sewn onto the opening end.
Attaching the pom poms to my handmade cushion:
- When it came to attaching the pom poms I was going to sew them on until I realised how many I had made. So I opted to gluing them in position instead!
- Using a good fabric glue I began to glue the pom poms into position. Using a piece of cardboard I inserted it inside the cushion cover to prevent the cushion fabric from sticking together during the process.
- Once the pom poms were in position I allowed time for the glue to set and the pom poms to take hold in position.
- I then inserted the cushion insert inside the cushion cover.
- I ruffled my pom poms a little to fluff them back up as some of them went flat during the gluing process. I then I cut of any straggly bits and removed any loose bits
Once complete, my cushion was proudly put in place in my office/craft room.