Fleece Pom-Poms are a great way to use up fleece scraps! They're easy to make and machine washable. This tutorial will show you how to make them with a pom-pom maker, plus how to easily cut out long fleece strips from fleece scraps.
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-Rotary Cutter or Scissors
First, you'll need to cut out a long strip of fleece. To start, grab a scrap piece of fleece and cut it into a square or rectangle. It doesn't have to be a huge piece.
Tip: If your fleece stretches left-to-right, the strip won't be stretchy. If it stretches up-and-down, the strip will be stretchy. Try it both ways and see which way you prefer!
Fold your fleece up from the bottom, leaving about an inch of space up top.
Cut your first line, going just past your top layer, but not the extra space up top. For your second cut, stop before the edge of the top layer. The cuts should be about 3/4inch apart or so. Repeat these two cuts all the way across.
It should look like this now.
Unfold the top layer and lay it open like pictured.
Starting at the second, smaller cut, cut it upwards through the top of the fleece. Repeat with every other cut(each smaller one).
Now you have a long, continuous strip of fleece! Next, grab your pom-pom maker and start wrapping the fleece around it. I usually use the pink size for mine, but you can use whatever size you'd like. Wrap about 2-3 layers of fleece around each side of the pom-pom maker.
Tip: The tighter you wrap it, and the more you overlap it, the thicker it will be! Make sure you're still able to cut through it though.
Cut around the middle of the pom-pom maker as directed, making sure not to let it open. Use a strip of fleece to wrap around the middle, tying it tightly to secure the strips.
Remove the pom-pom from the pom-pom maker, then fluff it out and trim around it to make it more round.
I hope this tutorial helped! Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it, or if you have any additional questions!
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