I love Suffolk puffs (also known as yo yo puffs in America). They're an easy way to make a pretty brooch, are a great embellishment for bags, an easy way to make a pretty scarf by stitching several together and have 101 other uses. Here are just a few ideas...
Headpiece with net and Suffolk puffs by Ark Designs
Christmas puff ball from Maximum Rabbit Designs
Bib necklace with Suffolk puffs from Pom Pom Emporium
The good news is, they genuinely could not be easier to make yourself. Here's how...
You will need: Fabric, thread, needle, scissors, plus embellishments such as cabochons, buttons, ribbon etc.
Cut out a circle of fabric approximately twice as large as you would like your finished puff. Tie a knot in the end of your thread, stitch through the fabric a few times to secure, then sew running stitch around the edge of the circle.
Gently pull the thread to bring the edges of the circle in together to the centre.
Tightly stitch through the fabric in the centre to secure the puff. Embellish with a button or cabachon in the middle, add ribbon for a rosette effect or sew to a plain bag as decoration.
What do you make with your Suffolk puffs? Post your links below and I'll do a blog on the best ones!