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This cute and colorful DIY Pom Pom Pillow is so simple to make and it’s so soft and cozy!
You guys. I’m super excited about some new products that Bucilla has come out with this year! If you’re not familiar with Bucilla, they have made stitchery kits and products for 150 years – and this year they have come out with some fun new tools and kits that have a delicious retro feel but are super easy to use!
My sweet pom pom pillow was made with the new Bucilla RyaTie™ Tool kit! The kit consists of two sizes of yarn bundle tools, mesh fabric and a really helpful instruction book with all the info on how to use the tools plus free patterns. You can also pick up just the mesh fabric for larger projects and they have cute kits too that include all the tools, fabric and yarn to make a fun project. I used the tool kit and some Red Heart yarn from Walmart.
I wanted to make up a fluffy pillow to coordinate with my quilted pillow in my sewing room and I found the perfect coordinating colors of yarn!
To make this cute pillow you’ll need:
- Bucilla RyaTie tool kit
- Bucilla RyaTie mesh fabric
- Walmart Red Heart yarn – gold, med pink, light pink, and white – 1 skein each
- 12″ x 16″ pillow form
- 12″ x 16″ piece of fabric for pillow back
- thread and needle for sewing pillow front and back together
The instruction booklet in the kit has all the info you need for making the yarn bundles – they are so easy to do. You just wrap, tie and cut! I used the large tool for this pillow and made 6 bundles per wrap. They end up looking like pom poms!
Cut your mesh fabric to a 14″ x 18″ rectangle. Once your bundles are made, you just tie them to the mesh fabric using the center ties. It’s so easy to do.
For the pillow I made I used a 4 x 4 grid – so I tied the bundles every four “threads” on the mesh fabric. There are other patterns in the booklet that have smaller and larger layouts and you can really get creative with the colors and lengths of yarn. Start and end your row 4 threads from the edges so you have some space in the mesh fabric to fold in when you’re ready to sew on the back.
To make the pillow, keep tying bundles and varying the colors in a random pattern. I tried to make sure no bundles of the same color were next to each other or above or below each other.
Tip: There are some really fun instructions in the booklet that have a weaving sort of look to them with long strands of yarn in the bundle. You want to use yarn from further in the skein of yarn for these. The yarn that you first pull out of the center is a little wrinkled. This doesn’t matter in the pom poms really, but it wouldn’t lay very straight for the long strands. Here’s an example – the bundle on top was made with yarn from the beginning of the skein and the bundle on bottom was more from the center of the skein.
Keep tying until you’ve covered your 12″ x 16″ area.
It’s a good idea to layout your pillow cover and see if there are any strands of yarn that stick way up – you can trim these off so they are closer to the overall look of the pom poms.
To make the back of your pillow, press in the sides of the pillow back fabric 1/2″ on all sides.
Follow the instructions in the book to sew the pillow fabric to the cover with a whip stitch.
Now you can show off your new pillow! Let me tell you – I just love how fluffy this is! I’m going to love sitting here and stitching all cozied up to my new pom pom pillow. :)
At the top of the post I mentioned a few new products Bucilla has come out with. They’ve also developed a really easy to use weaving loom kit and they have some fun little Weave it n’ Leave It kits – that have little weaving looms and yarn to make sweet wall hangings!
Aren’t these fun? They remind me of wall hangings and projects from the 70’s but updated and more modern. They are so easy to make too and I just love all the different colors and textures.
You can find the RyaTie kit in select Walmart locations, and visit Plaid Online for more information. You can also find more project inspiration by following Plaid on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram!