Since it’s officially spring, is it okay to talk about tank tops? It’s been such a brutal winter throughout most of the country, I really hope it’s starting to warm up for all of you. The good news is this project is not tank top-dependant. You can make it with any garment of clothing, I just used a tank top because Annabel has an abundance of them. This pom pom tank took me thirty minutes from start to finish, but don’t tell Annabel that or she’ll be having me put a pom on everything.
Pre-washed tank (or shirt, dress, sweatshirt, go crazy!)
Fabric marking pen/pencil (I’m obsessed with this one)
Pom pom maker (alternative below)
So! I highly recommend picking up a pom pom maker, either at your local craft/fabric store, or on Amazon. They come in a bunch of different sizes and are incredibly easy to use. The above picture shows a 20mm pom pom maker. However, you do have a built-in pom pom maker on your body…
Use your fingers! Just wind the yarn around your two smallest fingers. No matter which method you use (maker or fingers), the more yarn you use, the larger/denser your pom pom will be.
Slide the loops of yarn off your fingers, then tie a piece of yarn around the middle.
Use scissors to cut the loops. Fluff your pom poms and use your scissors to even out the yarn.
Once you’ve made your pom poms (I made seven), use your fabric pen to mark where you want to sew the pom poms.
Sew, sew, sew! I sewed them on with a double thread, meaning I tied the ends of the thread together instead of just tying one end. This gives you stronger thread. I went through each pom pom several times to make sure they were all tacked on securely.
I like the fun pops of color.
She never stops talking to me.
Here she’s demonstrating how much she likes her shirt by jumping around.
Annie loooooves pom poms. Hopefully you do, too!
If you have any questions, let me know!