Looking for some inspiration to use scraps of fabric, I found these images online and was inspired to have a go.
www.thenester.com, www.rubylane.com, www.cinderberrystitches.typepad.com
Yo Yo Pom Poms were popular in the 1930s. Occasionally you’ll find vintage pom poms for sale, ready to sew together into the item of your choice.
I decided to make my own pom poms and sew them into a guest quilt. I thought that it would be good to have a project to work on over time.
There are lots of tutorials online but it’s pretty straight forward. I used an old CD as a template and drew around it onto scraps of old cotton fabric. Then I cut out lots of fabric circles. I stitched around each fabric circle, leaving an 1/2cm edge. Finally I pulled it into the pom pom shape, tucked the rough edges inside the pom pom and tied a knot.
It’s very easy and repetitive so it’s a nice in-front-of-the-T.V. craft. However, two months on and I have sewn just over 140 pom poms. My lofty ideas of stitching a double quilt left me since I worked out that in need an additional 160 just to outline a single quilt.
I wouldn’t normally post an unfinished project but it could be a while….