Flower Barrette Tutorial ~ Pom-Poms!: 25 Awesomely Fluffy Projects

on December 2 | in Books, Featured Creativity, Products, Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 82 Comments

Sarah Goldschadt and Lexi Walters Wright are here with a fun project to introduce their new book, Pom-Poms!: 25 Awesomely Fluffy Projects! You can learn lots more about the book (including info about events, a book blog and more) at Awesome Poms! Today you’ll get a peek at the easy, sweet style of the projects with Sarah and Lexi’s Flower Barrette tutorial below, a variation of felt pom-pom brooches in the book.

From the publisher:

    They’re timeless, spunky, and tantalizingly chic– and anyone (yes, anyone) can make pom-poms. With 25 fully illustrated, oh-so-simple project instructions, these poufy, pretty balls of fluff will soon be popping up everywhere– around your home, throughout your closet, in the hands of your friends, even at your next party. Use yarn to make ‘em in patterns, from speckles to stripes to polka-dots, then up your pom-pom prowess by trying tissue paper, tinsel, coffee filters, cupcake wrappers and a host of other unexpected materials.

Author Sarah Goldschadt has joined us here at Sew Mama Sew before. She shared projects from her Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects book in our Family Crafting Month series. Sarah is a Danish American craft book author and designer who lives in Brooklyn. She has worked for Food Network Magazine, Do It Yourself, and Kids’ Rooms and freelanced for Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living and Architectural Digest. She keeps a blog at sah-rah.com.

Lexi Walters Wright is a writer, editor and sometime librarian whose work has appeared on family and home design websites such as Country Living, Fresh Home Ideas and many more. She chases her toddler through the woods of Florence, Massachusetts.

Enjoy the Flower Barrette tutorial and comment to WIN a copy of Pom-Poms!: 25 Awesomely Fluffy Projects (US-only this time around).

Flower Barrette


  • Scissors
  • Felt
  • Pattern
  • Embroidery thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Barrette

1. Cut 6 2-inch circles, a small rectangle, and 2 leaves out of felt. (You can use this pattern if you’d like.) Fold the felt circles in half and stack them and hold it between your thumb and pointer finger. Thread your needle with a 20-inch piece of embroidery thread and line up the loose ends. Insert the needle through the middle of each half-circle, close to the fold. 

2. Tie all ends together in a double-knot. 

3. Sew on two leaf shapes, tie ends together in a double-knot, and cut the tying strings.

4. Dab hot glue on both sides of the rectangle and place it over the tying knot.

5. Slip the top of the barrette beneath the rectangle to make it removable (you can also glue the flower directly to the barrette).

6. Gently separate, fold the opposite way, and twist each half-circle.

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82 Responses to Flower Barrette Tutorial ~ Pom-Poms!: 25 Awesomely Fluffy Projects

  1. Louisa says:

    Very cute, will make one for my granddaughter. Thank you

  2. Louisa says:

    So cute, going to make one for my grandaughter.

  3. Katie says:

    Looks like some fun projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. usairdoll says:

    So cute! Pom-poms are always in style, hehe. Fingers crossed!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

  5. Elizabeth in Ga says:

    I love this and will be making them for my girls! Thanks!

  6. Jessica w says:

    very cute!

  7. Catherine says:

    This looks like fun!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Vero Et says:

    So lovely

  9. Jessica says:

    Yay! So fun!!
    Thanks for the chance at your giveaway:-)

  10. Lucie says:

    Pom poms are so versatile and brighten things up 🙂 Thanks so much

  11. Heather says:

    My cat used to freak out over pompoms

  12. Ann says:

    Just did a barrette making party for my daughter’s 5th birthday. We will try these as we still have more barrettes.

  13. Jacklynn in WI says:

    Fun easy barrettes! Thanks for the give away!

  14. Julie says:

    I’ll have to try this with my daughter! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Lydia in WA says:

    These would be pretty and sweet for little granddaughters.

  16. anusha cools says:

    Great article and nice to read your article and it is great help for me.keep it up

  17. melissa says:

    sweet hedgehogs

  18. Lisamarie in CT says:

    My girls and I are really into Pom poms! This book looks fun! Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Tamie says:

    These are too cute.

  20. Carmen says:

    I love flower crafts!

  21. Ann says:

    My daughter will love this barrette! Thank you!

  22. Carol P. says:

    Awww pom-poms….

  23. Adorable!!!!!

  24. Anna Dorothy says:

    So sweet! I would love a copy of this book.

  25. Wendy says:

    I have never made a pom-pom!

  26. Patti says:

    One of the first craft projects that I did as a teenager was pompom—-things. I bought a set of Doodle Loom pompom makers and wound and glued like crazy! I think I made everything in the booklet! I’d love to explore pompoms again!

  27. Jayne says:

    the flower is so cute! Pom poms! It looks like some really interesting, cute and fun projects in this book!

  28. Rachel R. says:

    Looks like such a cute book! Love it!

  29. Mary says:

    That is so cute. Great idea too.

  30. Shawn says:

    I have always liked pom poms and would love to win, thanks for the chance.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  31. Kelly says:

    This is darling! Making one tonight.

  32. Heidi says:

    So much fun! I love pom-poms and would love to start making my own creations. Thanks for the great give away!

  33. Lindsay in Iowa says:

    Super cute! I’m glad I have a niece to sew cute things like that for (only sons in my houses so far!)

  34. Persia in IL says:

    Ohh the hedgehogs on the cover caught my eye right away!

  35. Holly says:

    My preschooler would love one of these – and would have such a fun time picking out the colors.

  36. deborah clark says:

    pom poms! can’t wait to see more!

  37. deborah clark says:

    The only pom pom project I’ve attempted was a bookmark I saw on pinterest. Would be interested to know about and see more projects.

  38. Denise says:

    very cute! i may try to modify this so i can use it for dogs that i groom instead of the standard plain ribbons on their collars!

  39. Jenny says:

    I made a pom pom advent calendar for my kids this year! Love pom poms!

  40. Sarah says:

    Adorable– can’t wait to make some for my little one. Thank you!

  41. Ann Marie says:

    Awww. I want to make these for my nieces. How cute!

  42. annette says:

    my daughter will flip for these projects!

  43. Jessica says:

    So cute! Love the hedgehogs on the cover!

  44. LOVE it! Thanks for the tute and the giveaway!

  45. Tasha says:

    I think I need more pompoms in my life!

  46. Simple but sweet. My girls would love these, and in the future they would love this book.

  47. Paula says:

    Great tutorial! Thank you!

  48. Emme in OR says:

    I am so seriously dying for this book!

  49. Lisa McGriff says:

    This would be a fabulous Sunday School project for a girls class!

  50. Deb H. in PA says:

    Oh…my daughter would love these!

  51. Heidi says:

    Very Cute!

  52. Gina says:

    I know some sweet girls who would love to have some flower barrettes.

  53. L says:

    I’m not usually a pompom person, but this redefinition has me intrigued!

  54. Kate says:

    I’d love to win a copy of this book!

  55. Patricia says:

    Adorable, thanks for the tutorial!

  56. Gina S. says:

    I love the cover of the book

  57. Erika says:

    I love this and want to make some for my girls!

  58. kathyh in or says:

    I love pompoms. Sew easy to make.
    Great giveaway

  59. Kirsten says:

    Thanks for the chance to win such a cute book!!

  60. Nupur in GA says:

    That is super cute and I can make one to match every outfit!

  61. eva says:

    What a lovely shade of pink felt! I love this tutorial, I could made a few of the flowers and slide them on to a hair band.

    Thank you for sharing!

  62. Charlotte L says:

    That is so darn cute. And looks simple. A must try!

  63. Betsy says:

    Great project. I am sure my nieces would love it.

  64. Susan says:

    This book looks amazing! Please enter me in the Giveaway.

  65. Lee says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! Such a cute clip!

  66. Linda says:

    My grandkids love making pom poms. This book would be perfect for us! Thanks for the chance to win.

  67. Lynne Tilley says:

    These look adorable. My 5-yr-old granddaughter is just now getting into hair accessories, and would love this.

  68. Toni says:

    Yay! I could make these with my students.

  69. Southern Gal says:

    I made a few felt flowers over the weekend. This tutorial will be next on my list. Thanks for the chance!

  70. Emilyplays in WA says:

    A whole book of pompom glory – my daughter will swoon!

  71. Shannon in wa says:

    Poms are so timeless: classic, feminine, playful or sophisticated. They are by far a favorite embelishment of mine . Thanks for the chance !

  72. Janice in IL says:

    These would make cute favors for a bridal shower. Looks like a fun book.

  73. Mama Lusco says:

    So pretty! Thank you.

  74. Wendy says:

    Looks like lots of pom-pom fun! I might have to try the barrette for my niece!

  75. Stacia says:

    The little barrette is adorable!

  76. Cari says:

    So cute!

  77. Abbi says:

    Very fun barrette! I am getting ready to teach some kids in our homeschool co-op how to make fabric flowers on Thursday. I may use this idea for one of the options.

  78. Kristen says:

    Cute barrette. I plan to make it for my niece.

  79. Mandi in CO says:

    Ooh! How fun!

  80. Maria says:

    This would be so fun to do with my girls!

  81. jessicac says:

    I went a little pom-pom crazy last year… had to take a break, but now I am ready to try and tackle more pom-pom creations!!

  82. Marissa says:

    very cute

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