DIY tutorial – Pompom Cardigan

I saw this post on Pinterest a while ago It is for an adult, but I thought it was really suited to children, and in particular my cousin’s daughter Eleanor. Instead of placing pompoms on sleeves which might be annoying for a toddler, I’ve decorated the bottom of the cardigan and created a little pompom collar! I’ve also used a rainbow of colours to add even more fun.

Why not try using pompoms to make a plain item of clothing more exciting? You could create a graphic on the front, or place them between cardigan buttons for a splash of colour…



You will need:

A cardigan or jumper

Pompoms (we bought a huge bag full from Amazon)


Matching thread




Lay out the top, and with lots of pompoms to hand, play around with different designs. Make a note of your final design with a photograph.

Put the pompoms to one side, in the same layout (this makes it quick to find the next pompom you need).

Make a knot in the end of the thread. It needs to be big.

Gently sew the first few stitches, starting from the inside of the top and sewing through the pompom.

Sew a series of tight stitches through the pompom until it is secure. This is especially important if a small child will be wearing the top.

Tie a knot in the thread, again on the inside face of the top.

Repeat for each pompom.

Trim all thread ends down to about 1cm.

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