how to install pom pom fringe


how to install pom pom fringeI’m a sucker for pom pom fringe! The cute, quirkiness of it just tugs at my heart strings :) It’s not the easiest trim to work with, but with a few tips anyone can do it!


I always start pom-pom fringe in the corner of a pillow. Using my zipper foot, I stitch right along the top of the trim.

When I get to the corner, I make sure my needle is down, then turn the corner to go around to the next side. Since this fringe is fairly flexible, it’s easy to get into the corners. I go all the way around the edge of the pillow, making sure the balls of the fringe are facing the right side of your pillow front. When you get back to the first corner, just wrap around one last time and stitch it down. If you have too many balls, just snip them off to get it even.


Now it’s time to put on the back. Sandwich the trim between the front and back, then stitch inside the first seam you made to attach the trim. It’s easiest to see if you flip over and use the backside of the first stitches as a guide. I inset my stitches about 1/4 of an inch or so inside the original stitch line.


When you stitch all the way around, turn it out and you should only see the cords that attach to the poms and none of the trim that holds it together. It takes a little patience to get it just right – remember practice makes perfect!


When you’re done you’ll have a little extra oomph to your pillows! Told ya it was easy :)
pom pom fringe

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About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. Great tutorial on how to put on pompom fringe. It is even harder to put on with burlap as a base. I do think you should tell us how you did the graphic. Happy Friday 13th. xo Diana

  2. Very cute, love pom pom fringe. Ta!

  3. i’ve seen your tutorial via pinterest, it’s great, thank you, i always have trouble with those cute little pom poms but i love them.

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