How to Make Pom Pom Trim Tutorial

DIY Pom Pom Trim. Add pom pom trim to pillows, umbrellas, skirts and more. Cheap, easy method to make pom trim.

How to Make Pom Pom Trim

Hey guys! Today I have a tutorial to help you make your own diy pom pom trim. Normally, I have no problem buying pom-pom trim, but recently I was giving our outdoor umbrella an upgrade, and I really wanted to add a large pom-pom trim to the bottom. I needed about six yards of trim, and the one I wanted was $8 a yard, which meant nearly $50 bucks in total for my project! That was way more than I wanted to spend, so I decided to try it make my own pom pom trim. I think it turned out pretty cute attached to my umbrella:

pom pom trim tutorial

DIY Pom Pom Trim Tutorial

by Alexis


  • 1 inch Pom-Poms
  • Size 10 cotton crochet thread
  • 3/4 inch grosgrain ribbon
  • Washi tape
  • Needle
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing machine

1. Start off by threading your needle with the crochet thread. Push the needle through the middle of the pom-pom and slide the pom-pom down the thread.

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2. Continue threading pom-poms onto the thread, spacing them five inches apart. 3. Once you have a long strand of threaded pom-poms, it’s time to prepare the grosgrain ribbon. To help space the pom-poms out evenly, I marked out where the thread would be attached to the ribbon – every 3 1/2 inches.

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4. Fold each section in half so the two pom-poms on each end match up. The middle point of the thread between the two pom-poms is what should be attached at the pencil mark on the ribbon. I tried a few different techniques for attaching the thread to the ribbon, and what worked the best for me was taping the thread onto the ribbon and then doing a zig-zag stitch right over the top.

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You can go back and rip off most of the tape after, but I decided to use a tape that matched my ribbon and then just leave it on since you wouldn’t be able to see it when I glued the trim onto my umbrella.

Just keep taping and sewing and pretty soon you will have yards of trim.

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The trim that I made is very large scale, and would work best for larger projects, like my umbrella, but the same technique should work well with smaller pom-pons for smaller trims.

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Try playing around with colors, sizes, and the spacing of your pom-poms to get different looks. That was how to make pom pom trim.

how to make pom pom trim. Make pom trim on the cheap with this great tutorial!

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    Jade Fitzgerald

    Love your work!