Pom Pom Sweater DIY

I totally have that problem where I get “jealous” of baby clothes that I find for Lola and I want one in my size! I found a little pom pom sleeve sweater for her, but I wanted one in my size so bad that I decided a DIY was definitely in order! I decided to use a rainbow of poms to make it a bit more fun, but it’s so easy to make that you could do a few in different pom colors. Supplies:
1″ pom poms
-safety pins
-needle and thread

I used about 26 poms for each sleeve, so make that a bigger or smaller pile, depending on how full you want the look to be. I went through and tried to make sure I had the same number of each color in each sleeve pile so the sleeves would still feel like they matched, even if they weren’t exactly the same placement.Take one of your sleeve piles and divide those poms into two piles with the same amount of cool (blues, greens, purple) and warm (yellow, red, orange) poms per pile. That will help each side of the sleeves look balanced as well. Place your front side poms in a random but evenly spaced pattern on your first sleeve.Use safety pins to pin each pom in place from the underside and then repeat the process of spacing out and pinning the poms on the back side of that sleeve, and then again on the other sleeve until all the poms are pinned in place.Turn your sweater inside out and use a needle and thread the same color as your sweater and sew each pom in place. You’ll definitely want to do this while you watch a movie or something as it’s kind of a tedious job, but it will be totally worth it! Once all your poms are securely in place, you’re ready to show off your colorful sleeves!OMG, how fun is this plain sweater now?! This is totally a statement sweater after adding all the poms, and since you have so many colors on the arms, matching other outfit items should be easy since you basically have every color to choose from! I would hand wash this sweater (which is a “boo!” for some people I know), but it’s so special I think it’s worth a little more effort to keep your poms intact. Have fun! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.

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  • Oh Wow!! Looking so gorgeous..Nice photos that gave me some fresh feelings.

  • I like your post it was a awesome photo you are looking so pretty & your clothes are light color I love the light color clothes.

  • White Poshakh and other colors are beautiful with the look. well this whole look is just gorgeous and thank you for sharing this, im definitely going to check out isanctuary 🙂

  • Embroidery

    Thank you for a great explanation. I was looking online for a similar idea and really appreciate it

  • I’ve been disappointed by the lack of pompom sweaters on the hughstreet that aren’t absolutely HUGE, so have wanted to DIY my own – this is just the thing i was looking for, thank-you!

    Bumble & Be

  • This is such a fun and easy DIY! Thanks for sharing!

    Ramblings with Rin

  • Love this diy and I love most more the pompoms ? I want to do a jumper like this one for christmas ?
    Kiss from Portugal **

  • Oooh too cute, gotta try this out! I have a white sweater that needs a bit of something to make it pop. I’ve been thinking of pearls as an elegant option, but fun pom poms might be even better 😉

  • This sweater is so cute! I need to make one for myself!


  • This is so fun! I can’t wait to try with a sweater I was just ready to part with!

    Thank you for sharing!


  • I love pom pom

  • Where do you get pom poms like this. Totally different from the ones in craft stores…at least in North carolina

  • Freakin love this! What a beautiful, fun and simple DIY!


  • Super cute! I am afraid my yorkie poo would attack me and go after all the pom poms!!

  • This is such a fun and cute idea. I am definitely going to have to try this. Such a great way to add a pop of color, or just something funny to a sweater. Love this.
    xo, Meghan | http://tanlinesanddaisies.com

  • Love it! It’s absolutely cute, and perfect to cheer yourself up when the days are cold and grey!

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  • I recently bought my first pom pom outfit and the trend has been growing on me ever since. DIY-ing one seems like a great idea!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Such a lovely sweater!! I actually shared a DIY Pompom Jumper on my blog recently and since i made that one i can’t stop thinking of adding pompoms to all my sweaters and jumpers! Haha! I definitely love the idea of mini pompoms like that, i’m gonna try that one soon then! xo
    Melodie | http://happymelodie.com/2017/10/super-easy-diy-pompom-jumper/

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