STEP TWO – FIND SOMETHING ROUND
Head home with the fur and look for something in your kitchen that is round. I found this lid to a small bowl. The lid is about 5 inches in diameter and a pom pom made this size will end up being a medium sized pom pom. If you prefer a larger pom pom, find a circle that is around 6 inches in diameter.
Place the round object on the back of the fur and trace around it. I used a washable marker because I had it around, but it is perfectly ok to use a regular pen or marker. You won’t see it when the pom pom is done.
STEP 3 – CUT OUT THE CIRCLE
Ok.. so there is a trick to cutting out the circle. You need to try to just cut through the backing fabric and NOT cut into any fur pieces. To do this, use sharp scissors and take small cuts. If you wiggle it a bit, you can kind of feel it as you do it. It takes a little bit longer to cut out the circle this way, but… promise…this is the hardest part of the whole project!
STEP 4 – STITCH AROUND THE CIRCLE
Thread a needle with a double thickness of thread and knot the opposite end. Take large, running stitches around the edge of the circle.
I used a contrasting thread so you could see it better, but it is better to use a color that blends better with the fur. Big stitches like I did here are just fine.
STEP 5 – GATHER THE CIRCLE
When you get back to the starting point of your circle, pull the thread tight and draw up the circle.
Keep pulling until the circle closes up. Right before you close it up tight, put a little bit of stuffing in there. Then pull it snug. Carefully knot off the end and take some stitches back and forth. Fasten off leaving a long strand for sewing onto the finished garment.
Ta da! You now know how to make a fur pom pom!
Doesn’t this look perfect?! So soft!