How to Make a Pom Pom Bag Charm

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I do love a pom pom or two – and pom pom bag charms are everywhere at the moment for the Summer – with fashion houses such as Fendi (worn by model Cara Delevingne, opposite) having designed their own. Here’s how to make your own version that looks just as good – and won’t break the bank in the process!

You can use whatever wool or yarn you like (the chunkier the better!), I went for a Rowan wool and a My Boshi yarn which give two completely different textures.

 

You Will Need How to Make

1. Wrap the wool / yarn around one of the arcs (one arc is formed of two arms).

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2. Continue to wrap the wool/yarn around until the arc is completely covered.

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3. Repeat step one for the remaining arc.

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4. Insert your scissors into the slit on the side of the machine, and cut all of the way around both arcs.

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5. Insert a piece of wool/yarn into the middle of the machine and pull tight, secure in place with a knot. Make sure that the piece of wool / yarn is quite long, as this will come in handy later when attaching the pom to the key ring.

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6. Gently remove the pom pom by releasing both arcs of the machine.

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7. Remove the central sections by gently pulling on both sides.

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8. Fluff out your pom pom and trim off any excess wool/yarn.

9. Repeat steps one to eight to make the larger pom.

10. Secure both pom poms together by making a knot in the tail threads.

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11. Divide the tail threads into three sections and start to plait them until you reach your desired length. I plaited mine to roughly 10 centimetres. Secure with a knot on the end, leaving the excess wool/yarn.

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12. Wrap excess wool/yarn around the key ring and secure with a knot. Trim excess wool/yarn to leave around four centimetres of excess.

The finished bag charm!

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