How to make a pom-pom
One of the best things about making pom-poms is that you really don't need many tools, but if you have the right ones, then it's easy.
What you'll need to get started:
A pair of sharp scissors
Yarn in any weight and any colour
Making a pom-pom is a lot easier than it looks,
just start winding!
1. Secure the end of the yarn to any notch on either arm of any Loome tool model. Wind yarn around arms, make sure tension is not too tight or too loose.
Note: Mix it up! You can use more than one colour.
2. Wind 140 revolutions. When done, secure end to any notch, then cut. Note: Generally, with worsted weight yarn 90 revolutions will give you a 2.5cm* trimmed, dense pom-pom, 120=3cm, 175=4.5cm, 200+=5cm. (*approx.)
3. Cut 30cm strong string. While yarn is on Loome tool, take strong string and tie a tight double knot around the centre of yarn bundle.
4. Gently wedge yarn bundle off the Loome tool. Flip yarn bundle and make another even tighter double knot on the other side.
5. Flip yarn bundle for a third time and make another even tighter double knot.
Note: Tight double knots hold the pom-pom together.
6. Take scissors and cut loops on both sides in half. Make sure you cut all loops, some may be hiding.
7. Next, it's time to trim. Take the pom-pom trim guide, match it centre to centre. Start the haircut by snipping around the trim guide. Flip and repeat. Then, cut like a real haircut to finish shaping.
If you want more details on how to trim your pom-pom down, check out our post, How To Use The Pom-Pom Trim Guide. Don't have time to source all the materials separately? Grab one of our Pom-Pom Starter Kits; you can choose the colours of yarn included and also have a book of instructions, tips and projects to make with your pom-poms!