DIY Beautiful Tassel – Tutorial

DIY Beautiful Tassel - Tutorial

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make this decorative tassel.

You’ll need:

  • yarn in different colors
  • needle
  • scissor
  • sewing thread
  • a small piece of wool felt

diy mint green yarn tassel

First make an ordinary tassel: Wrap the yarn round your hand. With a short piece of yarn tie a knot to secure the loops. Then cut the loops.

diy tassel

Wrap the small piece of wool felt round the tassel and sew it in place.

diy mint green pink tassel

Cut a long piece of yarn to cover the wool felt. Tie a knot at one end of the yarn and hide the knot behind the wool felt.

tassel making

Wrap the yarn three times round the tassel above the wool felt.

buttonhole stitch tassel

Now begin to cover the wool felt with buttonhole stitches.

pink and mint green tassel

Continue to sew buttonhole stitches round the tassel till the whole felt piece is hidden. Make less buttonhole stitches in the last row.

beautiful tassel tutorial

To secure the thread, sew 2 or 3 times through the head of the tassel before you cut the yarn.

trim the tassel

Now trim the uneven yarn at the bottom of the tassel.

ornamental tassel

Cut another long piece of yarn in another color, and hide the knot again.

diy shabby chic tassel

Sew bullion stitches round the tassel head. For each bullion stitch wrap the yarn about twelve times round the needle. When all bullion stitches are finished, secure the yarn again inside the tassel head.

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decorative tassel

23 thoughts on “DIY Beautiful Tassel – Tutorial

  1. That’s really clever! Great tutorial. Thank you for sharing.
    I made a tassel for my embroidery ….. didn’t have a clue where to start, although I made it eventually, and so I was even more interested to read your method for a woollen tassel.
    I hope it’s OK to Pin for future use!
    Barbara x

  2. I enjoyed teaching children how to make a tassel at camp last week. But I love the extra pizzazz you’ve added to yours! Thank you for the ideas and the tutorial. Pinning!

  3. This is a beautiful tassel. Thanks for explaining it in such a clear tutorial with plenty of photos. I think anyone could follow your directions. Tassels like this are so useful in home decor, DIY jewelry, or fashion.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

  4. Thank you for sharing a tutorial for this tassel. So nice. I am pinning as I am sure I will be making these for various home made blankets I want to make this fall.

  5. I’ve always wanted to make some tassels and your tutorial has given me the incentive to make something better looking than just using some plain wool/thread – thanks for showing me how:)

  6. I have a question about this type of tassel – can something like this be done in silk to make a tassel for Victorian clothing? I’ve been having a hard time finding tassels in the quality I want and I only need three.
    If I were to do something like that where would I find silk floss to do it in?

    1. Yes, you can use silk to make this tassel. 🙂 For very small tassels you can use silk sewing thread. Or use silk embroidery floss or silk yarn (for crochet or knitting) to make larger tassels.

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