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Quick and simple to make you can use tassels to embellish pretty much anything!
There are lots of ways of making tassels, here's a quick and simple tutorial to get you started. Once you've got the basic idea you can get all fancy and add beads, mix your yarns and all sorts of things. This is a good way of using up all those little oddments of yarn.

Posted by Helen W. from Carlisle, England, United Kingdom • Published See Helen W.'s 52 projects »
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  • How to make a tassels. Tassels! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a rectangle of cardboard. The size isn't too important but one side needs to be the length you want your tassel to be. This piece is about 10 cm x 7 cm.

  • How to make a tassels. Tassels! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Wrap your yarn around the cardboard.

  • How to make a tassels. Tassels! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Keep wrapping until your tassel has reached the desired thickness.

  • How to make a tassels. Tassels! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take a piece of yarn under all of the strands and tie it tightly at one end of the cardboard. Use this piece of yarn to tie a hanging loop for your tassel.

  • How to make a tassels. Tassels! - Step 5
    Step 5

    At the opposite end of the tassel, cut through all the strands of yarn, leaving you with a bunch of strands tied in the middle.

  • How to make a tassels. Tassels! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold the bunch of strands where they are tied together and take another length of yarn and use it to tightly wrap the tassel, about 1 cm from the tied middle. Weave this end of yarn into the wrapping to secure it.

  • How to make a tassels. Tassels! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Give your tassel a trim to tidy it up then use it to adorn jewellery, presents, your keys, your cat, whatever you can attach it to!

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Kaye N.
Kaye N. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 1 project
This summer in Oz (January here) I keep seeing lots of tee-shirts with tassels on the bottom, as well as bags. Nice and simple to do. I will definitely have a go at thiLove s. thanks for posting it!
Helen W.
Helen W. · Carlisle, England, GB · 56 projects
No problem Kaye! I'd love to see pics of your tasselled tees!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
Lovely idea, I want to make some for my curtains!
Helen W.
Helen W. · Carlisle, England, GB · 56 projects
That sounds good, Just be warned though that cats love them too! Love
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