Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tutorial ~ Plump Yarn Tassel

I have been cleaning and organizing my studio over the last few weeks. It was a long haul to say the least, but I found many things that I had forgotten about or some projects that I meant to start and never did. "Out of sight out of mind" is so true. One of the projects I wanted to do is to make tassels. I bet many of you have some ball of left over yarn somewhere in your house perfect for this project. I know there are different ways to make tassel, but I am sharing the way that works for me the best.

1. I made a 3" board from cardboard and wrapped medium size yarn 120 times. This is just a random number. If you want your tassel to be fuller, you can always do more.

2. Cut long yarn(mine is 12" long) and put it through yarn needle. Put the needle through in the middle of one side of the card board and tie it in the middle.

3. Flip the cardboard over and cut the middle.

4. Set the cardboard on the side and fold the yarn in half. Pull the yarn tied on top away from the rest. Take long yarn (12" to 15") and wrap it around the folded yarn about 3/4" from the top.

5.Thread the yarn ends from step 4 to yarn needle and stab it behind where you tied a knot and pull it through towards the middle and the bottom to hide the knot.

6. Trim the yarn.

7. I put a wooden bead through the top and made the knot so it will stay in place. You can skip this step, it is just an option.

I haven't decided what I am going to use this for, but I added them to my chair in the studio for now. LOVE THEM!

Are you going to give it a try?


  1. Perfect timing! I've been wondering how that style of tassel is made. Cheers!

  2. Love it!!! I'm going to make lot of tassels!!! ;-)

  3. Love these - I am going to make some !!!


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