Winter season getting you down? Add a pop of color with this fun and easy to make furry pom pom DIY throw pillow. Moreover, the fur gives it a trendy winter vibe. See how fast it is to create your own to add to your winter decor and liven up your space. Read on for the how-to!
- Pillow Form
- Canvas Fabric
- Fur Ribbon
- Pom Pom Maker
- Sewing Machine
- Yarn (I used this yellow one, pink one and mint one)
- Rotary Cutter
- Steel Ruler
- Cutting Mat
First, create your pom pom by following the instructions on the back of the package. I love how it’s so easy to create one – you unfold the pom pom maker and wrap your yarn around one of the arms.
Once full, fold it over and wrap the yarn on the other arm until full. Fold the other arm and cut the yarn all around, and tie a piece of yarn around the ball and take the pom pom maker apart to remove the finished pompom.
Make four sets of different-colored pom poms for the corner of the pillow.
Tie the pom pom set together using the excess string from the pom pom balls.
Second, cut your fabric based on the size of your pillow. I used a 16″ pillow so I cut up one front piece of fabric, sized 16.5″. Also, cut two pieces of fabric half the length of the front piece + 2 inches. To cut your fabric, it’s easier to use a rotary cutter and a steel ruler to keep it straight.
Measure and cut three strips of the fur ribbon and attach using fabric or tacky glue to keep in place before sewing it down. Sew the fur ribbon down with your sewing machine to secure the fur.
Next, trim the excess fur ribbon.
For the two back pieces, fold the fabric by 1/4″ on one of its long sides and sew the hems down.
With the right sides facing, lay the two back pieces on top of the front piece and match the outer edges together. The two back pieces should overlap, with the hemmed sides in the center. Pin and stitch the side seams, 1/4″ from the edges.
Once done sewing, trim the excess fabric (getting close to the sewn line) as shown below. Furthermore, clip the corners as well to reduce bulk.
After clipping the pillow’s corners, turn the pillow case right side out. Additionally, poke the corners inside with a blunt thin object to further push it out and keep it nice and sharp.
Finally, sew the pom pom bunch on each corner – and your DIY throw pillow is done!
Once you are done creating your pillow case, insert the pillow form and that’s it! Have fun and create one, two or three DIY throw pillows to brighten up your winter-weary decor. Additionally, if you’re not into the bright colors, you can definitely switch it up using neutral beige, white or tan to blend in with more traditional winter palettes. I just love how fun these are and I’m definitely planning to make more!
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.