Tassels have a way of not only making a project look more fun, but more finished as well. They can be added to scarves, blankets, hats, bags, or even sandals, and can be made into so many different types of jewelry, like earrings, necklaces, and belts! In this tutorial, we'll show you how to make a tassel quickly and easily, using one of our favorite tools, a Loome (oh, did we mention this tool can help you make Pom Pom's too?!)
1. Worsted Weight Yarn
2. 36 “ Scrap Yarn (cut into two 18” pieces)
3. A Loome Pom Pom/Tassel Maker
4. Sharp Scissors
5. Tapestry Needle
Wrap the worsted weight yarn around the U-shaped edge of the Loome approximately 45 times.
Take the first piece of scrap yarn and thread it through the tapestry needle. Thread the tapestry needle through the center of the wrapped yarn and pull it up so that the yarn is at the top of the loop.
Tie a tight double knot, this will help to keep the tassel in place.
Take the second piece of scrap yarn and wrap it around the bundle of yarn as pictured. Tie a tight double knot to hold the yarn in place. If the yarn is not compressing as pictured tie a single knot, flip the loome over and bring the yarn around. Tie a second knot, this time double knotting to hold the yarn in place.
Remove the yarn from the loome and cut at the bottom of the tassel. Trim the edges so that they are even. Lightly shake the tassel to remove any remaining pieces of yarn.
Now that you know how to make a tassel, what project will you add it to? Our Tasseled Sari Silk Clutch, Violet Summer Crochet Tote, Calla Cowl, and Simple Style Cowl would look great with a tassel addition!
Tutorial information provided by Emily McCarthy of With Love From Maine