Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 30 Minutes
How to Make a Fabric Pom Pom Pen
Writing notes and assignments is more fun with a Fabric Pom Pom Pen! Make an assortment of these spirited pens in your team's colors, then hand them out to all of your friends before the big game.
Measure and cut bandana strips
Iron bandanas. Measure and cut 4" x 22" bandana strips for the poms and 1/2" x 22" strips for the pens.
Fold pom pom strips
Fold the pom pom strip in half lengthwise so it measures 2" x 22". Iron to crease the fold. Fold it in half widthwise so it measures 2" x 11".
Cut fringe & unfold
Cut 1/4" fringe along the bandana on the cut side and unfold so it measures 2" x 22".
Baste stitch length
Thread a needle and baste stitch the entire length just above the folded edge.
Slide, bunch & tie
Slide and bunch the bandana along the thread to form the pom. Tie thread ends securely.
Wrap pen or pencil
Wrap pen or pencil with the thin strip of bandana. Glue the ends in place.
Glue on pom
Glue the bandana pom to the end of the pen or pencil.