Do you want to learn how to make faux fur pom poms that you can add to scarves, hats, and accessories? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this comprehensive blog post, I’m thrilled to take you on an exciting journey through the world of faux fur pom poms, from the basic tools you’ll need to the step-by-step process of crafting these fluffy poms.
These fluffy, eye-catching embellishments are versatile, fun to make, and can elevate any project from plain to remarkable. But fear not, even if you’re new to the art of crafting, I’ll guide you every step of the way, making sure you have all the knowledge and skills to create your very own faux fur pom poms with confidence.
I have been making my faux fur poms for over 6 years and I offered this information in the form of a paid E-Course but sadly the platform I used has changed their plans and new students can not enroll in this course. So I decided it was time to share all my tips, tricks, and secrets here on my blog 🙂
In this blog post we will go over:
- Tools and Materials
- How to find the right Faux Fur
- How to make Poms
- Tips and Tricks to Elevate Your Pom Pom Game
By the end of this blog series, you’ll be well-versed in the art of crafting faux fur pom poms, equipped with the knowledge to tackle your own projects and impress everyone with your skills.
Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links, meaning I may receive a small commission, at NO ADDITIONAL cost to you, from purchases made using the links provided.
Exacto Knife: This will be used to cut the fur backing. DO NOT USE SCISSORS!
Needles: You will need “Yarn Darners”. These have large eye openings and very sharp ends. It is extremely important to get ones with sharp ends, as they need to be sharp and pointy to easily weave in and out of the fabric on the back of the faux fur.
Thread: This will be the material you use to sew your fur closed. I personally like to use “Crochet Thread” as it is strong, thin, and cost-effective. Another perk is, it is very easy to attach to hats and weave into any color yarn. Cons: If you pull too hard when closing your poms it could break causing you to have to re-do your whole pom. Other string options: I have seen people use elastic cord, but I myself have never tried it. All the elastic cord options I found seemed too thick and the cost was high, but feel free to try that option if you would like! If you want thick strings, you can use Bernat Home Maker Yarn. That is what I have used for 2 years and my customers love it!
Poly-Fil: Stuffing for the inside of your poms. Tip: Go to your local craft store when you get those 40 or 40% off coupons and use this for 10 or 20 pound Poly-Fil boxes if you plan on making a lot of poms.
Scissors: Only used to cut your thread, or string you use for your poms.
How to find the right Faux Fur
Let’s first talk about Fur Length! This is all personal preference so we will go over the 3 most common lengths.
Now let’s take a look at how each of these fur lengths work up into a pom pom!
Prioritize one of the most crucial aspects of purchasing fur – BUY SAMPLES FIRST!
These invaluable samples consist of small pieces of fur that reputable companies readily provide for a nominal fee, usually ranging between $1 to $4 USD with the added bonus of free shipping.
By ordering samples first, you’ll be able to make well-informed decisions for each fur you intend to buy in larger quantities. The advantage of getting samples lies in the substantial savings they can offer. Shopping online can sometimes lead to disparities between the actual product and its photograph, but with samples in hand, you can confidently assess the quality, texture, and appearance of the fur before committing to a significant purchase.
Remember, investing in samples ensures your satisfaction and guarantees a seamless shopping experience when you decide to buy in bulk!
Here is a list of links to each Faux Fur Website I personally use, and have found great quality furs.
Here are a few other places you can look, but I have not personally tried yet.
Canadian friends: I was sent a link for faux fur from a store in Canada! The amount per yard is a little more expensive but shipping might not be as bad. It could be an option, so I wanted to add it for those in CA.
My Best Sellers
While I’ve already provided the links to the websites where I purchase fur, I believe it’s essential to take this a step further and share with you my top two best-selling furs.
All time best seller is a fur I called “Toasted Caramel”. This fur is on BigzFabrics website, called “Tundra Wolf”
A fur I named “Husky Love”. Total crowd favorite! This fur is on BigzFabrics website, called “Steel”
How to Create Poms: Step by Step
Now that you know all the necessary materials and tools required for making poms, let’s dive straight into the step-by-step process of creating them!
Step 1: Cutting your fur.
Step 2: Sewing your Pom
Now let’s chat about Circle vs Square Templates!
Let me show you an example of a not-so-great pom.
To ensure you steer clear of a pom like the one shown in the video, it’s crucial not to cut your fabric too deeply or rely on scissors for the cutting process. By doing so, you’ll prevent any blunt edges from forming and maintain the desired appearance of your pom.
How to attach handmade Poms to Hats
Regular Sting Method:
If you are using thick string (bernat home maker decor yarn) you can use a toggle clip to make your poms detachable
You can do the button method as well!
You can also use snaps to make your poms detachable. You sew the base of the snap onto your hat, and the top of the snap to the bottom of your pom. This method is more time consuming, and the snaps can be difficult to sew onto a pom, but the end result is great.
My friend Anna from The Knotty Boss makes the best maker templates ever! She designed these awesome faux fur pom pom templates for you to easily print out at home and use when you are selling your poms so your customers know exactly what they are!
This printable can be used for ANY of the attachment methods I shared above!!
I hope this helped you in your faux fur pom journey! Be sure to sign up to my email list to get my Pom Sizing Template for both the square and circle method! These templates come with the option to make small-XL size poms!