I think I’ve become pom pom obsessed. They are so fun and easy to make, it’s a great mini break from weaving. I blame this obsession on the fact that I recently bought a Clover pom pom maker. I wanted to put together a step-by-step of how to use it with some tips for those who were wondering about this tool. And for those who don’t have one, I put together a step-by-step for a cardboard pom pom maker. It was too long to include both pom pom makers in one post, so I will share the cardboard maker next week along with tips, so we all can have fun!
When I first saw this pom maker, I was a little confused as to how it worked and there were just 4 general steps included with it which definitely helped, but I want to talk about it more in depth.
It has a disk shape with both sides that pull out and away from the middle. Each blue side has two separate pieces. This is to allow you to pull a thread through the middle so you can tie off your pom pom. When starting keep your blue pieces together on each side and star wrapping the yarn you want your pom pom made out of.
I started with my string end facing out, because later you will cut the thread on the outside of each blue side.
Wrap up both sides of the blue sides and then close the disk back up. Play around with the design of your pom pom. The more thread you wrap around, the thicker your pom pom will be. I didn’t add as much thread and my pom pom is more scraggly, but I wanted this for what I’m making. I added different layers of colors, but mostly white thread, so my pom pom will mostly be white. As you can see my closed disk has two different colors on each side, but when I tie off my pom pom the pink and the coral will end up next to each other.
Once your sides are both wrapped, but the threads with your scissors along the blue sides, then take a thread that you’ll tie off the pom pom with and pull it around the middles of the blue sides and tie a single knot.
Carefully open the blue sides, working them away from the cut threads on both sides. You can tighten your single knot if needed. Next pull the middle of your disk apart, it will come apart as two halves. Now you can double knot that middle thread, pulling as tight as possible. This knot will hold the threads of your pom pom together and if it’s not tight enough the pom pom will fall apart.
You’ll have two thread ends to hang your pom from, fluff and trim your pom to your liking.
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Do you have one of these Clover pom pom makers? Do you like using it? After I figured out how to use it, I thought it worked nicely.
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