How to Make a Tassel out of Craft Thread | Sophie’s World

How to Make a Tassel out of Craft Thread | Sophie’s World


hi I’m Sophie and welcome to my world
today I have a fun little project for you
it’s a tassel I’m gonna teach you how to make one out of embroidery floss right
now for this project you’ll need cardboard an exacto knife embroidery
floss or craft thread scissors now in this case I’m using a small piece of
cardboard that is two by three and a half inches you can make this length any
length that you want in this case my tassel is going to end up being two
inches whatever length you want your tassel to be is how long your excuse me
how wide you’re going to make your piece of cardboard so see in this case
it’s two inches so it’s 2 inches wide I need my exacto knife cause I’m going to
just make a little slit here and a little slit here and that is for me to
take a little piece of my crafting thread and run it from one side to the
other side so that’s just going to be my tie off that you see right here see that
that’s going to be this piece right here now this craft thread I love it because
it changes colors but one thing that I’ve noticed with craft thread is you
want to unspool it because it has a tendency when you are working with it to
tangle and so I found that it’s best if you unspool it first so that you’re all
ready to go because otherwise what’s happened to me is I get all the way to
the end and there’s a knot and then it’s like oh I can’t get the knot out so in
this case we’ve got enough here so I’m going to stop unspooling take your end
with your thumb holds it in place at the bottom of your cardboard and then you’re
just going to start wrapping now that’s ten raps which is a pretty
measly tassel that’s 20 raps which again still seems pretty measly to me that’s
30 still could be a little fuller but if you like a thin tassel you can stop at
30 there’s 40 you’re getting closer I’m gonna say 50 there you go that’s 50 and
that’s gonna give me a pretty nice tassel if you want to go a couple extra
you can do 60 like that so now we’ve got a tassel that’s gonna have 60 strands
you know this is it’s it’s your own personality of what you like and dislike
you know if you like a fat tassel or a thin tassel it’s up to you okay I’m
going to now take my string and release it from those two cuts and pull it to
the top right up here and I’m going to tie this as tight as I possibly can in a
knot so as I’m pulling that in you can see it pulls in a little bit and we want
to pull that in as tight as we can if you got a second pair of hands they can
put their finger on here to get that knot nice and tight for you that is
awesome to do now I pull this up and we’re gonna actually leave this this is
important you’re going to be using this to hang off your necklaces or whatever
this is going to become your hang points so I’m just going to tie this off I’m
just tying the two ends together into a little loop you tie that off so I now
have a loop and I can cut this extra off now we’re getting very close to being
done just slide this to the edge take your scissors place them right at the
edge of that cardboard kind of feed it underneath there so that you’re right
there at the edge and slide it on to your scissors just watch your fingers
make sure you don’t cut yourself but just slide it off the cardboard and onto
your scissors and then you can just snip that so that it opens up now you’ve got
this part at the top so you know where your top is it’s holding it all together
now what we do to end this up is we just need a little bit more string here’s
about 18 inches lay it flat with your hang-hang tie heading up and pull one
piece up to meet the other and tie a knot around the top about a half an inch
to 3/4 of an inch down so it sort of kind of makes like a head and a body
there like if you were making like a little miniature yarn doll and tie it
off again and again if you have a nice person’s finger to keep that nice and
tight that’s great but if not it’s ok because what you’re going to do now is
you are going to wrap this so take your string and you’re going to wrap it
around and around around and around and around and around and around and around
and around and around and around and around and around so you get to about
the end then use that other end and tie it off so you tie off with that loose end now
if you want to you could place a little dot of hot glue there once you trim it
here just to make sure that doesn’t go anywhere but as long as you’ve tied it
nice and tight you don’t really need it but just for security purposes if you
wanted to you could put a little dab of hot glue right there now check it out
see if it needs a little trim and if it does just come on give it a little
haircut there you go and that’s all there is to
making your very own embroidery floss tassel now remember you can make these
out of yarn you can make em out of lace you can make them out of pretty
much anything that’s long and thin and I’ve got some really great ideas of what
you can do with these tassels once you’ve made them so practice get really
good at it and then make sure you subscribe because I’m gonna be coming at
you with some really great crafts with no hassle tassels so check us out for
more stuff at sophie-world.com

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