At first, yarn tassels seem like the hardest thing to make.
How do they get them to look so perfect? How do they line up each thread and make it look uniform? How do they loop the tie thing at the top?
Well, you’ve got questions, and I’ve got answers!
Learn step by step how to make an easy and simple yarn tassel below.
Type of yarn to use
The great thing about creating your own homemade yarn tassels is that you don’t have to stick to only one type of yarn.
You can make them with all types of yarn types and colors if you want to get a little creative with your tassels.
Not only that but you don’t just have to stick to yarn to create tassels, you can make jute twine tassels, old t-shirt string tassels, or hemp tassels.
- First, you’ll want to gather your yarn, your scissors, and a piece of sturdy scrap cardboard or cardstock in the size of your choice (the bigger the cardstock the bigger the tassel.
- Then you’ll want to start wrapping your yarn around the middle of your cardboard piece 20 times (this is the thickness that I personally like using, but if you feel like you want to make them thicker simply double that number).
- After that you want to take a piece of your yarn, about 10 inches, and tie it around the middle of your wrapped yarn tightly and then double knot it.
- You’ll want to then slide your tassel off the cardboard piece, straighten it out (use the image for guidance) and then cut the opposite end of your yarn bunch to where you tied it it one go.
- Next you’ll want to take a piece of yarn, about 20 inches, and wrap it a few times around the top side of your tassel, nearest to the end where you tied it at first.
- Once you’ve wrapped it around your yarn bunch tightly (I like doing it around 3-6 times), tie a knot and neatly cut off the end.
- And finally, once you straighten out all your yarn pieces you’ll want to cut the end of the tassel as neatly as possible so it’s a clean straight end.
- And now you should have a kick ass tassel that you can recreate again and again! The more you do it, the better you get at it.
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