How to Make a Tassel (3 Easy Ways of Making with Video)
Learn how to make tassels at home by following 3 easy ways with 3 complete tutorials. In the first tutorial, we’ll show how to make a tassel out of embroidery floss, and the second one is on making a mini tassel. The last and perhaps the most important one is how to make a tassel out of yarn. Enjoy.
Hello there, we’re here with 3 very basic yet fun tutorial on how to make a tassel! Tassels are all-time popular. They can be used for so many things. You can add a tassel or 2 to revamp an old t-shirt or piece of garment, you can add tassels to home decors or add one or two to a gift box, and much more.
With the help of our today’s tutorial, you can learn how to make a tassel from yarn r embroidery floss or learn how to make a mini tassel. All you need is some basic supplies and some time to spare.
The tassel-making technique is quite beginner-friendly, and anyone with little craft skills can easily learn how to make a tassel with the help of our step-by-step instructions.
If you have yarn or embroidery floss at home (as these are basic supplies), the only cost would be your time. A small piece of cardstock paper or cardboard sheet and a small amount of yarn or floss shouldn’t cost more than $2. So each tassel is less than a dollar because you can craft several tassels from a bundle of embroidery floss or yarn.
Things You’ll Need to Make a Tassel
- Embroidery thread
- Embroidery floss
- Cardstock paper
- Cardboard sheet
- A pair of scissors
Instructions to Make Tassels at Home
How to Make a Tassel out of Embroidery Floss
Step 1: Preparing Cardstock Piece & Wrapping Floss
Determine the size of the tassel. We’re making a 3 cm tassel using embroidery floss. The template includes 2 sizes, 3 cm and 4 cm; you can select the one you want. Trace the template pattern on a cardstock paper or cardboard sheet and cut it out nicely.
Cut out 2 pieces of 8 cm (for the 3 cm long tassel) long floss. Insert 1 of the floss through the slit and push it all the way to the closed end. Keep the other floss along the top side of the cardstock pattern.
Wrap the embroidery floss around the cardstock 15 to 18 times (or as many times as you want), including the floss placed along the top side.
Done wrapping the embroidery floss? Take both ends of the floss placed along the top side and tie 2 tight knots with it to secure the wrapped embroidery floss.
Step 2: Securing the Wrapped Floss
Align the tied floss with the wrapped floss and bring the backside of the side floss (inserted through the slit) to the other side of the wrapped part.
Tie the floss (placed inside the slit) around the rapped floss. Make sure to tie it tightly and twice.
Step 3: Taking Out & Cutting the Closed Sides
Take out the wrapped floss from the cardstock.
Use scissors to cut the bottom side of the wrapped floss.
Step 4: Wrapping the Top Part
Take a long piece of embroidery floss and coil it below the top closed part of the wrapped floss. Coil them tightly, and as many times as you want, just make sure that the tassel looks nice. When you’re done wrapping the floss, insert a needle through its open end.
Insert the open end of the floss through the coiled part and align the remaining length of the floss with the tassel strands.
Step 5: Cutting to Make the Bottom Side Even
Use scissors to cut the bottom-open sides of the tassel and make them even. Craft more tassels using this technique, or check out the 2 other tutorials if you’d like to.
How to Make Mini Tassels
Step 1: Prepare Tool and Material
We can use a fork to craft the mini tassels. It’s better to use a fork with 4 tines. For the mini tassel, We’re using 2 strands from 2 bundles (red and orange) to make the craft quicker. Hold both strands together and cut out a 10 cm long piece. Keep it aside for now.
Hold the open ends of both strands together and start wrapping them around the fork (all 4 tines).
Step 2: Wrap and Secure the Strands
Take the 10 cm strands and insert them through the top slit of the fork. Keeping the strands on the backside of the wrapped strands, bring out both open ends from both sides.
Tie 2 tight knots with the 10 cm strands to secure the wrapped strands. Align the tied strands with the wrapped strands. Insert another group of strands through the top side of the wrapped strands.
Step 3: Secure the Top Side
Tie the top strands tightly 1 or 2 times.
Step 4: Take out the Tassel
Carefully take out the wrapped strands from the fork.
Insert the top-tied strands through the tied strands near the top and align them with the wrapped strands as well.
Step 5: Cut Open Ends
Use scissors to cut the closed ends of the wrapped strands.
Take a long piece of 2 strands and hold them together. Tie it around the closed-top part of the tassel.
Step 6: Coil the Top Part
Coil the strands around the top part as many times as you want but make sure to keep a small length (2 times the tassel’s length) for the finishing.
Insert the open ends of the remaining strands through the coiled part and align them with the tassel.
Step 7: Finishing Touch
Use scissors to cut and make the bottom part of the tassel even. You can use these mini tassels to revamp old pieces of garments or add them to embroidery works on any clothing or decor piece.
How to Make a Tassel Out of Yarn
Step 1: Prepare Tool and Material
Determine the size of the tassel and cut out a cardstock paper accordingly. Cut out a small piece (3 times the length of the tassel) of yarn and align it along the top side of the cardstock piece.
Take the open end of the yarn bundle and start to wrap it around the cardstock piece, including the top yarn strand.
Step 2: Wrap and Secure the Strands
Wrap the yarn 15 or more times around the cardstock piece.
Use the top strand to tie a tight knot so that the wrapped yarn strands are secured.
Step 3: Take out and Cut Open Ends
Take out the wrapped strands from the cardstock piece.
Use a pair of scissors to cut the closed end (not the tied part) of the wrapped yarn.
Step 4: Prepare the Coiling Strand
Measure and cut out a piece of yarn strand (3 times the length of the tassel).
Tie a knot around the closed part of the tassel.
Step 5: Coil the Strand
Coil the tied strand as many times as required to give the tassel a nice look.
When you’re done coiling the strand, use a needle to insert the remaining length through the coiled part and align the strand with the tassel.
Step 6: Finishing Touch
Use scissors to cut the bottom-open sides of the yarn strands evenly.
Watch Video Tutorial: How to Make a Tassel
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Tips for Beginners: How to Make a Tassel
Do you want to learn how to make a tassel but have difficulty understanding the steps? No worries, here are some quick tips for you.
- Use thick cardstock paper or a cardboard sheet for the base pieces.
- Use yarn to make bigger tassels and embroidery thread bundles to make smaller tassels.
- Always cut the bottom sides evenly at the end.
- If you want to use the tassels for other crafts, it’s better to add the top strand so you can have a loop on top to attach it to anything.
Thank you for reading this far; we hope you have enjoyed our tutorial and learned the basics about how to make a tassel.
We always try to add several techniques for basic craft patterns and projects so that you can choose the one you find helpful and handy. Once you learn how to make a tassel using any of the techniques we showed, you can automatically develop your own techniques and styles. Use different colored yarns or embroidery floss and threads to create variations in patterns and designs.
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