DIY Cozy Pom-Pom Throw


Happy Wednesday, Friends! As temperatures drop, nothing says fall, quite like a soft, comfy throw. Would you believe I made this cozy pom-pom throw for less than $10? Plus, there's almost no sewing required--if you can sew a button, you can make this simple lap throw...


DIY cozy pom-pom throw


Here's a list of the supplies you'll need: 
{I've provided links after the tutorial for your shopping convenience.}

  • One yard of 60" soft plush fabric, like minky
  • Pom-poms {I used twenty of the 1.5" size.}
  • Iron on hem tape
  • Matching embroidery floss 


I had been searching for an inexpensive white pom-pom throw when I came across this luxe fabric at Walmart. It feels like minky I've used, but I haven't see this pattern before. It's over 60" wide, so I just needed one yard, which only cost $4.97. Of course, you could always go bigger, if you prefer. 


DIY cozy pom-pom throw


I found large pom-poms at my neighborhood craft store. They had the giant ones I originally thought of using, but the larger size seemed to affect the shape. They were flatter and less ball shaped, so I went with the 1.5 inch size and I'm glad I did. This iron-on hem tape is also from Walmart and was only $1. 


DIY pom-pom throw


Start by rolling under and then pressing a hem that's wide enough for the tape you select, on each long side of the throw. {Note: The plush fabric won't stay pressed down until the hem is ironed with the tape inside, but pressing it first makes the next step easier.} Look closely under the arrow to see how to place the sheer hem tape inside the hem allowance...


DIY cozy pom-pom throw


 ...and use an iron to firmly press the fabric down. Make sure that the tape is tucked underneath the fabric hem so the iron doesn't touch the bare hem tape. Do not move the iron back and forth, simply press down for about 10 seconds and repeat if needed. 


DIY pom-pom throw


Press in sections, until the hem on each long side of the throw is finished. Here's the back of the hem. 


DIY cozy pom-pom throw


Here's the front with the hem complete.


DIY pom-pom throw


Now for the pom-poms! Since the two ends of the throw are selvages {naturally finished edges of the fabric} and slightly scalloped, they can be left as is and the pom-poms can be stitched to them. Use doubled embroidery thread and hand stitch them as you would sew a button.  


DIY pom-pom throw
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11 comments:

  1. Very nice! Love the fabric...did it come in different colors? I don't think I've ever seen it. Now I must go look!
    Hugs
    Cecilia

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  2. So funny-I just bought one of these blankets at pottery barn (30% off and gift card).. I'd told myself I woikd make one but the sale clinched it for me. Now seeing yours I think I still might go ahead and make one! Love it! Never heard of mink my though I'll have to check it out! Xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  3. Ooh, I think I'm in love! Great idea and a great result, Cecilia :) I'm thinking I need one for my family room...

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  4. This is so pretty, and looks so soft! Pom poms always add a chic touch.

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  5. Lovely; I think they would be lovely in pastels or even brown (to look like mink if you could find the matching pom poms. Did you sew each pom pom individually or run the thread through your hem to the next one?

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  6. I too have seen these blankets featured and have thought about making one. I love your process and may copy it! Thanks for the idea. :)

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  7. Love that fabric! Looks great with the pom poms. Unfortunately the Walmart near me discontinued their fabric department. I can look at JoAnn's though and use my 40% off coupon!

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  8. Looks so warm and cozy. Beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  9. This looks so warm and cozy, and so simple to make too.

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  10. I love how easy and cheap you were able to do this! I've been wanting one. I need a trip to the craft store...
    :) gwingal

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  11. I am so sorry that I am late to tell you that I am featuring your beautiful pom pom throw! I was waiting on my homeschooler to get off the computer. Your throw is fabulous and I can't wait to see what you link up next.

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