- Old T-shirt (one shirt makes one pom-pom)
- Compass or dessert plate and camera lens cap (or any small disklike object)
- Crafts knife
Assemble the Pom-Pom:
1. Trace two 6-1⁄2″ circles onto cardboard using compass. Trace two 2-1⁄2″ circles inside the 6-1⁄2″ circles using same center point.
Note: If you don’t have a compass, trace dessert plate for outer circle and camera lens cap (or substitute) for inner circle. Cut along lines using crafts knife. Cut a small wedge from each circle template.
2. Cut across front of T-shirt just below armpits; save top for a future project. Cut off bottom hemmed edge; discard strip.
3. Cut 1/2″ wide strips beginning at one side seam and ending approximately 1″ before opposite side seam.
4. Open uncut side seam; finger-press. Cut diagonally across seam (from strip one on right to strip two on left) to connect every other strip and make one long continuous strip.
5. Sandwich a short T-shirt strip between two cardboard circles with a wedge cut from each circle; let tails hang. Wrap yarn strips around templates.
6. Add two more layers of strips. Tie yarn tails from sandwiched strip together in a single knot.
7. Cut wrapped strips at edge of templates using scissors. Pull tails tightly; tie into a double knot. Remove templates.
8. Sandwich pom-pom between two 4-1/2″-diameter cardboard circles. Trim pom-pom edges even; remove cardboard, and fluff pom-pom.
9. Stretch long T-shirt strip to curl under side edges. Wrap T-shirt yarn around package two or three times; knot. Tie pom-pom onto yarn.