How to Make Faux Fur Pom Poms

Faux fur pom poms add an extra stylish touch to handmade knit wear. They have become very popular amongst the makers over the last few years. So if you are one of those makers who just loves faux fur pom poms then this tutorial is perfect for you. You can learn how to make your own fur poms instead of having to purchase them all the time.

In this tutorial, I am going to teach you how to make your own faux fur pom poms.

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How to Make Faux Fur Pom Poms


  • Faux fur
  • Thin yarn
  • Darning needle
  • Polyfill or yarn scraps

You can purchase faux fur at any fabric store. JOANN Fabric always has good deals and sales so check them out!

A half a yard will be enough to make quite a few pom poms.

When looking at faux fur, the longer the hairs the fluffier the pom pom will be. So keep that in mind when you are picking out your fur.

Step One

Lay your fur out flat with the fur side facing down. You are going to trace circles on the back that you are going to cut out.

I used a bowl that was 7 inches in diameter. This is the size I like to use. You can go slightly bigger or smaller if you prefer

Making fur pom poms


Step Two

Cut out the circles. This will get messy and the fur that you are cutting around will shed a bit. Make sure you are cutting out the circles somewhere that is easy to clean up.

Step Three

Once you have your circles cut out you can start stitching the pom poms. I like to use a thinner yarn to do this. I find it is more sturdy and I can really tighten up the pom pom when I close. So take your yarn and thread it into your darning needle.

Do a running stitch around the edge of the circle. It doesn’t have to be pretty since you won’t see this in the end.


creating a faux fur pom pom

Step Four

Pull the end of the yarn to start to close the pom pom. Stuff it with polyfill or if you would like you can use yarn scraps. I like to use yarn scraps since I always have so many. I just save all my scraps and use them for this purpose.


closing faux fur pom pom


Step Five

Pull tightly closed and knot it. Leave two longer strands of thread/yarn so you can use it to attach to your hat.

Viola! You have just created your own faux fur pom pom!

If you have any questions please leave a comment below.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Cheryl

    Thank you for the instructions.

    1. northernmoose

      No problem! 🙂

      1. Bambi

        Thanks for sharing the instructions to make faux fur Pom poms. I just purchased your Seed Stitch hat pattern. Love your work! You’re very talented

  2. Kelly Murphy

    This is awesome thanks so much. They want 12.99 for ONE pompom in the local fabric and local yarn store. I was buying used hats at the thrift store and ripping the pm poms off. But even the sometimes hats were 5 or 6 bucks. This is great!

  3. Dorothy Bardewyck

    Thank you for the Seed-Stitch Knit Hat Pattern and for directions on making my own faux fur pompoms. Both patterns look surprisingly easy and now I can’t wait to make them both. Thank you for generously sharing your talent and ideas .

    1. northernmoose

      Thank you for your kind words! Enjoy!

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