Monday, July 15, 2019

How to make a tassel

I thought that I'd share with you how easy it is to make a tassel to add to your cross stitching projects. I added a tassel to the bookmark that I stitched and it really made the whole thing pop...well, I think it did anyway! do you make a tassel? It's so easy, let me show you. 

You will need 

  • a skein of thread in the colour of your choice
  • scissors
  • a needle
...and that's it! 

Here's how it's done. First of all, take out two lengths of thread approximately 15cm /6 inches long. To make it easy to see in the photos, I have used a contrasting thread colour. You should use the thread from the skein. Cut the skein of thread in half. Keeping the label on makes the whole process a bit easier ....

 ...take one of the 15cm/6"  long threads and loop it through all the threads...

...tie a knot..

...loop it through again and secure with another knot.

Do not cut this length of thread as this is what what will attach the tassel to your project.

Taking the second length of cut thread, warp it around the skein of thread approximately 1.5cm/1/2" from the top (just eyeball it, it doesn't have to be exact!), tie a knot and wrap around to the other side and tie another knot (you can add a small dot of fabric glue if desired)....

Thread your needle with the ends of the thread you just wrapped round and push the needle through the middle of the skein (you may need to do each length separately depending on how tightly you tied the thread)

Remove the label and then cut the tassel to the desired length!

Voila! You've just made a tassel....wasn't that easy? Here's what it looks like using the same colour of thread..

Now to start looking for projects that require a tassel!

Until next time....happy stitching!



Irene said...

Grazie Rhona, รจ davvero utile!

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Ooo that is so easy! And you could get two from one skein of thread.

Katie said...

What a perfect explanation. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

Thanks for that! As easy as it is I've never made a tassel but now I'm definitely going to have to try it. All I need is a suitable project to put one on! :)

Kay said...

Oh my, this looks so easy. Thank you for this tutorial. x

Mary said...

Your birdhouse bookmark is so sweet and I love the addition of the tassel..what a great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing such explicit directions, I really appreciate the photos!!

Astrids dragon said...

Well look at that, you made it look so easy! It's perfect with your lovely bookmark. Thanks for sharing.