Tassels are taking over fashion. They are everywhere….. jewelry, bags, clothing, keychains, etc! I’m going to show you how to make your own tassels so you can embellish your handmade items! They are very quick and just take a few minutes of your time!
*Jump rings (you can find these in the jewelry section at your craft/hobby store)
*Drawstring or item you want the tassel to be on
Decide how long you want your tassel. I used the width of my ruler for these smaller tassels. You can use your fingers, a piece of cardboard cut to size, etc. You just want something that will help you keep your tassel lengths all the same. 🙂
Open up your embroidery floss and begin wrapping it around your ruler. Wrap the floss around however many times you want. I wrapped mine around 15-20 times. The more wraps, the fuller your tassel will be. Carefully slide your floss off the ruler.
Grab one jump ring. Separate the ring. You can use your fingers or a pliers if necessary. Slide your “wrapped floss” onto the jump ring. Cut the tail of your tassel so it is now separated from the spool of embroidery floss. Close the jump ring. You can either pinch the ring closed or use pliers.
Cut a piece of embroidery floss about 6″ long. Lay your tassel on top of the 6″ piece. Tie a knot just below the ring. Wrap the “tails” of the 6″ piece of floss around the whole tassel a few times. Tie the tails off into a double knot, leaving the remaining tails hang down.
Grab your scissors and cut apart the bottom loops of the tassel.
Now we are going to trim the bottom of your tassel. I found if you trim the bottom in a c-like curve, it will give the tassel a nice shape.
Let’s attach our tassels to a drawstring!!
Thread your drawstring through the jump ring. Fold the end of drawstring towards the wrong side 1/4″. Fold the end again, enclosing the raw end of drawstring and covering up the exposed jump ring. Carefully, stitch the drawstring in place, making sure you don’t hit the ring with your needle.
There you have it!! Now go make a bunch and tassel everything!
You can find the sewing pattern for the shorts here: Lucy Shorts