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Date: 11/4/10 10:37 AM

How would I sew a regular fluffy pom pom onto the point of a hat? I would much prefer to do this by machine if poss ( I will be making 13 nightgowns + hats for my DD's Xmas play and want to use pom poms on both!) but if I have to do it by hand I'm not sure of the best technique to use?
Any know how?
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Date: 11/4/10 11:19 AM

Honestly, I can't imagine you could do that easily and snugly w/ a machine, but maybe there is a trick. But if you handsew, double up your thread in your needle. You'll cut your time in half and it should go pretty quick (same thing I do for buttons). Been there done that...I had to sew about that many poms on coat/hats for gifts a few years back. I sewed them when I was riding in the car here or there and it went fast.

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Date: 11/5/10 0:45 AM

Hi Eve,
Thx for the reply, so double the thread, should I attempt to tie the thread around the middle of the pom pom first or just sew thru it with each stitch as i sew to the fabric?
Hope that's clear!
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Date: 11/5/10 0:52 AM

Yes you can sew these by machine; either a straight stitch or a zigzag. If you have just a straight stitch. make the stitch length really, really tiny, like about 20 or <1. If you have a zigzag, make a narrow zigzag stitch, maybe about 2 wide, and make the length really really tiny, like the straight stitch. Do this in the center of the pom pom and tie a knot in the thread ends on the inside of the nightgown.

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Date: 11/5/10 3:33 AM

Ah, ok so it's possible to put the presser foot down on the pom pom and sew it directly to the costume, that's great thx:) I havn't bought my pom poms as yet so haven't been able to try anything and just wanted to check they wern't gonna be crazy difficult to attach!
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