How to make tassels – easy step by step tutorial
Fun, quick, and easy – fleece tassels! It’s a great craft for older kids or teenagers who know how to use a hot glue gun. These tassels can be used as pendants or Christmas ornaments. Children can create colourful tassel garlands using them or they can easily decorate the gift bags.
The tassels made by me are 4 inches (10 cm) long, so they are quite big – but of course you can create some smaller or bigger tassels, in need to your craft projects, using this method.
For one tassel you will need:
- a piece of fleece 8 x 4 inches (20 x 10 cm)
- a hot glue gun
- a thick swine or ribbon – about 3 inches (7 cm)
Cut out a piece of fleece 8 x 4 inches (20 x 10 cm).
Draw a horizontal line on the back side of the fleece 1 inch (3 cm) from the top. Draw a vertical line 3 inches (7 cm) from the right, starting at the marked line.
Cut a piece of fabric out as shown in the picture below.
Now cut parallel stripes about 1/4 inch (1/2 cm), starting at the marked line.
Cut the 3 inches (7 cm) piece of twine, fold in half, and glue to the fleece.
Now make a line of glue along the fabric as shown in the picture below.
Roll it up.
If you plan to make many tassels, prepare a form from the cardboard and redraw it on the fabric – it will speed your work up.
You can also make these tassels with longer loops – you just need to glue up the longer pieces of twine. For the tassels shown below, I used a twine of 12 inches long (30 cm). Thanks to longer loops, you can easily tie your tassels up anywhere you want.
If you’re looking for an easy fleece project without gluing, take a look at this step-by-step no-sew scrunchie tutorial.