Bring some Scandinvian vibes to your home with this super cosy pom pom throw! Jessica Entwistle’s beautiful pom pom blanket design will help you to stay toasty even on the chilliest winter evenings.
We’ve chosen soft pastel colours for this project for a classic nordic look, but you could always switch the colours and patterns to suit your home decor.
Read on to learn how to make a pom pom blanket…
- Use a 1cm (3⁄8in) seam allowance.
- A walking foot will make stitching thick fabric easier.
- Our cotton fabric lining is only 110cm (433⁄8in) wide, so the throw is sized to this width. If you want to make a larger throw, then use a wider fabric or join pieces together.
- Not sure how to make pom poms? Learn how to make a pom pom with our helpful guide.
- Fake fur dusty powder fabric from Stoff & Stil.
- Unfortunately the lining fabric used is now unavailable, but you might like to use a pale pink or grey fabric such as this Mod Triangles Pink Grey fabric from Spoonflower or this Cotton Cretonne Small Graphic Star fabric in light grey from MyFabrics.
- Unfortunately the yarn used is also unavailable, but you could use a similar yarn such as Cascade 220 Superwash effects yarn in dried flower or this King Cole Smarty DK acrylic yarn in pavlova.
You Will Need
- Faux fur fabric (1.75mx110cm (2ydx44in), for the outer)
- Lining fabric (: 1.75mx110cm (2ydx44in), for the back)
- Yarn (4 x 50g balls)
- Pom pom maker (85mm)
- Matching thread
- Basic sewing kit
Making the throw
Pin or clip the fur outer to the cotton lining with right sides (RS) together along one of the shorter edges and sew together.
As the fur is stretchy it may be slightly bigger (or smaller) than the lining fabric. Once the fabric has been sewn together along the first seam, check that it has not stretched and then trim off the excess fur or cotton from the end of the stitching.
Pin or clip the fabrics together along one of the longer edges.
Sew together and trim off any excess fabric beyond the sewn seam. The throw fabrics should now be squared off.
Repeat for the other two sides, leaving a turning gap along one edge.
Turn the assembled throw RS out through the turning gap.
Adding the pom poms
Make four large pom poms. Use two pieces of 30cm (12in) yarn to tie the pom poms to give them strength.
Thread a large eyed needle with one of the pom pom ‘tails’, then sew it through one of the throw corners (to the inside of the throw) a couple of millimetres away from the corner point. Repeat for the second pom pom tail.
Tie the pom pom tails tight into a double knot (pulling the pom pom into the corner of the blanket). Check the pom pom is well positioned on the throw from the outside, then cut off the excess tail yarn inside. Repeat for the other three pom poms.
Close the turning gap with a small ladder stitch to finish.
Congratulations! You now know how to make a pom pom blanket.