How to make a pom pom blanket

Settle down for a cosy night in and keep warm under this soft pastel throw. Learn how to make a pom pom blanket step by step

How to make a pom pom blanket

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…

Looking for more pom pom projects? Try our DIY fabric pom poms tutorial, free pom pom bear pattern, or make a girl’s skater dress adorned with rainbow pom poms.

Notes

  • Use a 1cm (38in) seam allowance.
  • A walking foot will make stitching thick fabric easier.
  • Our cotton fabric lining is only 110cm (4338in) 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.

Materials used

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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

Step 1

Pin or clip the fur outer to the cotton lining with right sides (RS) together along one of the shorter edges and sew together.

Step 2

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.

How to make a pom pom blanket step one

Step 3

Pin or clip the fabrics together along one of the longer edges.

How to make a pom pom blanket step two

Step 4

Sew together and trim off any excess fabric beyond the sewn seam. The throw fabrics should now be squared off.

Step 5

Repeat for the other two sides, leaving a turning gap along one edge.

Step 6

Turn the assembled throw RS out through the turning gap.

Adding the pom poms

Step 1

Make four large pom poms. Use two pieces of 30cm (12in) yarn to tie the pom poms to give them strength.

Step 2

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.

How to make a pom pom blanket step three

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Close the turning gap with a small ladder stitch to finish.

How to make a pom pom blanket step four
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Congratulations! You now know how to make a pom pom blanket.

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