I confess, it’s true: I am OBSESSED with tassels. They are my new favorite thing to make in all the world! I want them in my jewelry, on my clothes, on my shoes, dangling from my purse, in my hair, on my pillows… oh my, I should stop…
Seriously though, they are so cute and fluffy! Plus, they are super easy to make and you can use almost ANY cord or thread; I have used many different threads and some leather with great success. The only thing that will change from one material to another is how fluffy they turn out to be.
Have I convinced you yet?
To make your own tassels, check out these easy step-by-step images!
To begin the tassel, wrap the thread around your fingers. (Don’t wrap too tight or you’ll never get the thread off!)
Once you are satisfied with the thickness of your threads, trim the end.
Carefully pull the threads off your fingers. You should have a circle of thread now. Hold one end steady.
Thread a second piece of thread through the top of the circle of thread and secure with a square knot.
Take another piece of thread and knot it around the top of the circle, near the knot you just made.
Thread the end of that thread onto a needle and push that through the threads created in the wrap-around. This will help secure those threads.
Now you can cut the bottom of the circle of threads and trim them to neaten the tassel.
Voila! You have made a super adorable fluffy tassel! Aren’t you in love?
If you want more detailed instructions, you can see this technique on our site by clicking here.
Here are some finished pieces I made using this easy tassel technique:
Have fun making your own fantastic tassels! -Sam