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Pom Poms, Tassels & WIWT

Ever since I purchased my ASOS hot pink pom pom clutch last summer I've developed a bit of thing for pom poms & tassels.  In fact it was what prompted my purchase of a beautiful pom pom edged scarf in Majorca last summer (see here)  & ever since I've been on the look out for something similar.  

So with tassels & pom poms not to mention fringing being huge this summer a couple of weeks ago I had a bit of a lightbulb moment & decided to go onto the internet to see if I could source some pom pom trim to sew onto some scarves already hanging in my wardrobe.

Needless to say it didn't disappoint with the range on offer & after a bit of thought I decided to order some of the below jumbo (20mm) sized trim.






So many colours to choose from but in the end I picked grey & cerise.




And these are the two scarves I decided to edge.  






At first I had thought of edging my blue scarf with the cerise & the pink & white with the grey but in the end decided to keep the pink & white scarf all pink & team the grey pom pom trim with the blue scarf.

Then after decideding on my colours it was just a matter of sewing the trim along all four edges of each scarf.  Now I could of got the sewing machine out to do this & it really would of taken a matter of minutes but I've always preferred hand sewing & have spend many an hour completing various embroideries so I decided to hand stitch the trims on with a small delicate running stitch, literally catching a couple of threads of both the trim & scarf so that the stitches wouldn't be seen.








And here are the finished articles!







Naturally I had to have a very quick trying on session!!






I'm absolutely delighted with the way they've turned out, even if with the one scarf I had to turn up the fraying edges of the scarf before I could attach the trim, which meant the job took me a lot longer than I'd originally planned.  Not only do I now have two unique scarves I think you'll agree that the plain non-descript blue scarf has totally been transformed.  Plus I've also got plenty of spare trim left so I'm planning on attaching it to a couple of other scarves too & for a different look I might just try adding it to two opposite sides as opposed to the four. 

Of course not everyone enjoys sewing but fear not there are plenty of pom pom edged scarves around this season, with the below beauties being my favourites.

Jigsaw have the biggest selection & I just love the colour contrast with the first scarf......perhaps I should have stuck with my original plan of edging my pink one in grey!!






I just love this next one from Hush.  As you can see from the below image it really is a game changer in taking a simple plain outfit up a step or two.










A mixture between the two Hush one's with this next stunning one from Mango.






Something a bit more delicate with this one from Phase Eight - again pink & grey - damn it I so should have stuck with the original plan!!






This white and yellow one from East is stunning isn't it & would be perfect for those cooler summer days.  How gorgeous would this look when teamed with a navy blazer too!!






Going back to Jigsaw now & they really do have a great selection of plain coloured pom pom edged scarves, if money was no object I'd certainly be ordering a few of these!






















Moving onto a smaller pom pom with this stunning one from Boden.  As you know I've also got this beauty hanging in my wardrobe, which I've recently styled here.














Or if you're more of a tassel kind of girl, personal I'm in love with both, then Next have this stunning scarf at an incredible £14.










Or finally how about this fab one from ASOS perfect for jazzing up a monochrome look.






Finishing with my outfit for today - off out super early to another antiques fair (well we don't want to miss the bargains!) & looking forward to seeing what we can find!  I know it's supposed to be another good one as far as the weather's concerned but I've decided to take no chances & throw my parka on as after all I can always take it off & there's nothing worse than being cold is there.




Parka - Zara
Sweatshirt - Boden
Scarf -Zara
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Clarks


Stripes & A Parka


Parka - Mango £119.99
Sweatshirt -Boden £49
Scarf - Jigsaw £59
Jeans - Mango £44.99
Boots - Clarks Now £55

So what do you think?  Are you a lover of pom pom edged scarves?  Would you be tempted to get the needle & thread out & spruce up one of the scarves hanging in your wardrobe?  Or perhaps you're more tempted by one of the ones I've shown above?  As always I'd love to hear your comments and thoughts on my latest DIY project.

Also for today only there's an additional 10% off plus free delivery & returns on all Boden's clearance items click here & use code 9T4Y at checkout!

Enjoy your Sunday & if we get anything from the fair I'll post a picture on Instagram.

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32 comments

  1. I only have one pom Pom scarf and I love it. I'm definitely going to steal this ideas. I'm off to have a look at pom poms now. Fab, Jane! Lynne xx

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    1. Ooh can't wait to see what you transform Lynne!
      Jane xx

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  2. What a great idea Jane! I'm always sewing - in fact I blog about sewing - but for some reason I've never thought to do this. Off to raid my scarves now to see if I've got any I can refashion.

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    1. I love sewing to Sam & have lost count on the amount of embroideries & tapestries I've done - there's nothing like it is there. I've managed to transform 6 scarves now & am now thinking of attaching some to the edge go some voiles!
      Jane xx

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  3. Brilliant idea Jane! I love sewing....I find it really therapeutic so I am going to give this a go! xx

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    1. Me too Michelle, sadly I just lack the time to do as much as I used to.
      Jane xx

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  4. Jane your creative genius knows no bounds lol! What a fabulous idea - so simple but so effective. I especially love the pink scarf. You've definately inspired me to go pom pom shopping. I'm sure many of us have scarves sitting unworn and unloved in a cupboard that will have a new lease of life with a little "pom pomery". Good luck at the antiques fair - please show us how you get on.xxxx

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    1. Aww thank you I think I may end up pom-poming everything in sight as they just really make me smile!
      Hope you saw my antique purchases on Instgram.
      Jane xx

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  5. Fabulous scarves, so eye catching now!

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    1. Thanks Diamond, I'm so chuffed with how they've turned out :-)
      Jane xx

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  6. Pom poms, tassels, fringing, love it all, great idea Jane, looks like you've started a trend.
    Sue x
    Bestfriendstyle

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    1. Oh yes Sue pom poms are just the start!
      Jane xx

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  7. What a brilliant idea - they've turned out fab. I love clothes hacks like these. More please Jane!

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  8. What a fantastic idea, they look amazing!! I now need to hunt out some scarves & make a trip to Hobbycraft! X

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    1. There's so many places on the internet & eBay Sarah that you don't even need to leave the house to get your pom-pom on
      ;-) My mind is in overdrive as to what to attach it to next!!
      Jane xx

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  9. Great post Jane & what a fab idea! The scarves look brilliant & it's always so satisfying when you've done it yourself! x

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    1. Thanks Sian, there's nothing like a bit of a DIY project is there!
      Jane xx

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  10. Very impressed with your Pom Pom work. Great idea! x

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    1. Thank you & it really is incredibly simple :-)
      Jane xx

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  11. your pom pom scarves both look totally fabulous!

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    1. Aww thanks Sue I love them!
      Jane xx

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  12. You clever thing!!! They look fab. Xx

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  13. What a brilliant idea! I have been hankering after that Hush scarf, and I really can't justify it, so I'd been looking at the Mango with the orange trim instead. I might just go back and have a look in the wardrobe to see what I can customise though, after seeing this! xx

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    1. You should give it a go Becky it's really easy.
      Jane xx

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  14. That's amazing Jane! What a fabulous idea - both scarves look incredible and much more luxurious with the trim. Great post - you've inspired me to have a look on eBay now! x

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    1. Thanks Avril, I look forward to seeing if you give it a go!
      Jane xx

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  15. This is a fantastic idea. I think I will be paying ebay a visit and using my scarves which haven't been worn in a while. thanks for this :)

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    1. You'll have to let me know how you get on. I'm delighted with mine.
      Jane xx

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  16. Hello!
    These are fab! Please could you tell me what size the trim is on your pom poms?
    Charlotte

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    1. Hi Charlotte I went for the jumbo sized (20mm).
      Happy sewing :-)
      Jane xx

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