Super easy DIY Pompom Jumper

Jumper season is my favorite and even though i already have all the ones i need for this year, i recently had a major crush on a pompom jumper from Zara. If you read my previous post on the subject, it was no way for me to buy it from this shop since it was made in a sweatshop and with real wool on top of that. So i simply decided to try and make my own!  Because of my newest addiction to weaving i already had a tone of synthetic wool hanging around so the timing was perfect and i’m so thrilled with the result! It was super easy and quick to make (about 4 hours in total) and here’s how i did:

Supplies needed:

  • a jumper (preferably old or thrifted, mine is an old one from Asos)
  • pompom makers (these are optional but for such a low price, they make things so much faster!)
  • a few balls of synthetic wool of your choice
  • sewing thread and needle (preferably the same color as your sweater)
  • sharp scissors
  • safety pins

First start by making the pompoms! That’s actually the longest part but i tend to find making pompoms quite relaxing so i don’t mind spending time on it. Here i chose 2 different size of pompoms: tiny and small (the yellow and blue from this kit). I don’t recommend using the bigger ones on this project because then the pompoms will be heavier, pull on the sweater’s fibers and it’ll look weird.

By the way if you never used a pompom maker, this tutorial is what got me started! Really remember to leave both strings to secure the pompom to your sweater before sewing, it’s super important.Next step is to choose where to place the pompoms on your sweater. Once you’re happy with the result, put a safety pin in place of each pompom to remember the position and start sewing! First tie the pompom with it’s original strings, then make a few stitches going through the heart of the pompom to make sure it’ll stay lock into place. And that’s it! See, isn’t that super easy?! If you make it too don’t forget to tag me on social media so i can see your creations! 😉

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  • Reply Pascale

    Oh oui je t’avais vue avec ce pull sur une photo et je trouvais beau!
    C’est une très bonne idée Mélodie et cela te va très bien!Moi je fais les pompons sans machine car je n’ai pas mais avec un carton ,comme faisait ma grand mère!ça marche aussi comme cela!
    Je n’ai pas de pull,que des polaires,mais un jour que j’aurai un joli je ferai!
    Tu as tjs des pulls et autres (écharpes,bonnets,chaussettes etc pulls….) en acrylique? Moi je suis tjs dans ce paradoxe car j’aime la laine mais laine éthique et locale tellement chère,et que autre pour mouton ça me fait mal…mais synthétique doux aussi?
    Tu as vraiment de belles idées et bcp de joie. Merci du coeur.
    Vis un beau dimanche.
    Tendresse de moi et tous mes compagnons à 4 pattes.

    October 22, 2017 at 11:38
    • Reply Melodie

      Chère Pascale, merci pour tous ces gentils commentaires tu es un amour… Je confirme, le synthétique est extrêmement doux et je n’utilise que ça, coton, acrylique etc, rien d’origine animale! Je suis super confortable et sans aucune culpabilité! 🙂 A très bientôt douce Pascale et encore merci!

      October 23, 2017 at 10:44
  • Reply Heidi

    Why haven’t I thought of this? I have been obsessed with that jumper when I saw it on Zara, but they didn’t have my size. It was so cute! But I might make my own now, thank you xx

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner

    October 30, 2017 at 16:51
    • Reply Melodie

      Yeah, so happy you got inspired Heidi, it’s always better when it’s homemade i promise! 😉

      October 31, 2017 at 09:48

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