How to make a Pom Pom

For these particular pom poms i used Charism by loops and threads and bernat blanket yarn

I took some thick cardboard and i cut a circle from jar lid, this one is about 6″ in diameter, cut a circle in the middle and a notch out of the side. If you don’t enjoy this method there are other devices out there that can help make pom poms but if your cheap like me a box will suffice

Wrap the yarn around the circle trying to keep it all ontop of each other so all the threads are of the same length, be sure not to wrap too tight as it will slowly bend the cardboard

When you have reached your desired amount, the less yarn the thinner, the more yarn the fuller Tie off the centre with wire, or very strong twine or yarn

Cut all the loops at theend of the cardboard circle and then pull it out of the ring

you can make pom poms out of any type of yarn, twine or even ribbon just experiment and have fun!

to fluff out your pom use loosely spun yarn such as charisma by loops and threads and use a fine tooth comb to brush it out,

What how to fluff out your pom pom here!

 

 

Easy! Wrapping paper gift bag

 

A very simple solution to wrap those hard to wrap gifts, and save a tree and not buy boxes of every single odd shaped item!

ensure the wrapping paper overlaps over the item, there is 5″ extra on the bottom where the base of the bag will be and 4″ extra above the item where the bag will fold over to close

remove the item, crease the paper and tape down the seam, fold over one edge of the paper about a half an inch to give a nice clean finish

place a few pieces of tape to secure

Fold up the paper, 4 – 5 inches, or depending on the side of the gift fold accordingly

I’m placing two t-shirts inside this bag so i folded up 5″

lay the fold down to create two triangles on either side

 fold the tips of the triangles over lapping a 1/4″ and secure with lots of tape

This is how the inside of the bag will appear, to add more structure to the bag you can place a cardboard square that fits over the seams but it isn’t necessary for light items which is really what i would recommend this for as wrapping paper isnt very strong.

Standing up the bag with the gift inside folder over the top by 2″, from here you can tape it down or choose to place two holes and a ribbon through the holes to add a little sparkle

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Quilted Box Make up bag Sewing tutorial

What you will need

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 fuse the fleece to the back of each main piece of fabric

 sewing straight lines down the bag with 1/4″ between seems until you have done the entire piece of fabric

Prepare the bag strap by iron the sides in by 1″, fold again and press, sew along each side of the strap with a 1/8″ seam allowance

 attach the one side of the bag to the zipper then top stitch

 attach the other side of the bag to the zipper

top stitch the other side of the bag

 folding the bag with lining side out sew along the edge parallel to the zipper

 flatten the bag with the seam going right down the centre lining up with the zipper underneath

cut a 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ square out of each corner of the bag and then sew up either side of the bag (be sure to pull the zipper down half way before sewing up the sides.

 flatten the notches with the side seam of the bag centered in the fold, on the top of the bag you will place the strap on the inside through the notches

 flip the bag right sides out once all the notches have been sew up:D

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