How to Make Tassels in 3 Minutes

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3 Minutes

Tassels are great for adding that final touch to your projects. You can put them on anything you make, from pillows and cushions to bags, curtain chains, bags, purses, and more.

If you make them colorful and bright, your kids will want them on everything they own, which means they’re appealing to both adults and children.

Tassels are easy to make if you have someone to show you how. That’s what this tutorial is for, so let’s get started!

I'll show you 2 ways to make tassels - out of yarn or out of silky embroidery thread. You can make the tassels ANY size you want, but if you need some exact measures, head over to HelloSewing - I've got a written guide how to make tassels with all the nitty gritty details you might need

Yarn tassels

Form the tassel body

Take a rectangular piece of cardboard that’s slightly longer than your desired tassel length.

Wrap the yarn around the cardboard, going from the bottom to the top. Keep doing this until you get your preferred tassel width. Don’t wrap the yarn too tight.

Pull a thread between the cardboard and the yarn at the top. Tie up that thread tightly and slide off the yarn from the cardboard.

Cut the bottom of the yarn and trim the tassel as much as you like.

Form the tassel head

Tie a thread around the tassel about half an inch below the top tightly. Thread a needle with it and then use the needle to run the thread through the head and around the thread itself. Knot the thread after you finish.

The tassel is complete!

Embroidery thread tassel

Form the tassel body

Cut two embroidery threads ten inches long. Take one of them and wrap it around the middle of the skein tightly.

Remove the paper from the skein.

Form the tassel head and finish it

Take the other thread and tie it half an inch below the tassel top. Thread the needle with it and tie it around itself in the same manner as the yarn tassel.

Cut the bottom loop and trim down the tassel to your desired length.

What did you think of this tutorial? How did your tassels turn out? I hope you had tons of fun making them!

Written guide here

So, what can you do with the tassels? Just add them to

a necklace

your purse or makeup pouch

or make cute earrings!

Suggested materials:
  • Yarn or embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard

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