I’m generally late to jump on a band wagon. I resisted coloured skinny jeans for a long time, swore that chevron was headache-inducing and am still yet to be convinced about the value of salted caramel anything. Don’t judge me. So when I started seeing pom poms everywhere, I scoffed. Silly pom poms. Fifty billion years later I was perusing a Witchery store and fell in love with a scarf – a black and white graphic printed scarf which would go with lots of things (or so I’d tell my husband). Of course it was sporting some fetching pom poms.
Now, I don’t usually consider myself the tight one, that title goes to my Dutch-heritage husband. He prefers the term ‘financially considerate’. I’m sure lots of my readers have one of those husbands as well. But even I drew a line in the sand at $60 for a scrap of fabric and some fluffy balls. Once again standing in the shop with that little voice in my head: “You could MAKE that!”
So I did…
I got myself some black and white voile fabric, some pom pom trim and called it some sort of tutorial. It’s hardly a tutorial though, I basically overlocked the edges of the piece of fabric (which is about 58 inches by 18 inches), folded over the overlocked edges and stitched them, then stitched some pom pom trim along one edge.
I didn’t have enough pom-pom trim for the whole thing, but on reflection I probably could have done a pop of hot pink, orange or turquoise. Yellow even and wear it to the footy! (Hello gift-idea for my Tigers mad mum’s birthday…) To attach the pom-pom trim you might need to use your zipper foot on the sewing machine too, or you could hand stitch it on. Actually, if you’re not into sewing this could be a no-sew tutorial – just use that iron hemming tape on the edges and hot glue gun the pom-pom trim on. Voila!
Marimekko voile fabric purchased on eBay, delivered to my door for $13.50. Pom pom trim purchased at Ballarat Patchwork on my way home from Melbourne a few weeks ago, for $1.50. I searched for it in Spotlight but couldn’t find any. You can also purchase some from Ribbons Galore – pom pom madness!