You don’t have to follow trends, you should set them because there are too many ‘her’s and ‘him’s but there is only one ‘you’.
Tassels have become a prominent fashion trend in India and around the world in 2017. Many of us are unknown where did the tassels come from? What is the history and origin of tassels? As we can see the trend is slowly rising in India. So, girls why are you waiting for others to be a trendsetter when you can be the first. Just grab the opportunity before the trend gone. Tassel is that thing with which you can experiment with so many different styles and you never know what you might get popular for bringing out this fashion in the town. And to make your way easy we are here with some tips and ideas to make tassels that can be used in various ways for sarees, Kurtis, scarf, dupatta, in jewelry such as earrings, bracelet anklet, necklace and for home decor things as well.
Depending upon its use, tassels come in various size, material, and shape. A lightweight wool-silk yarn makes a luxurious and more tailored tassel. For making smaller size tassel use silk or cotton embroidery floss. likewise, tassel can also be made from metal chain, leather thread etc. As of now just have a look on how to make a tassel from silk or embroidery thread.
Cardboard or anything which is thick, Embroidery Thread, Scissors, pliers, jump rings, fishhook.
Let’s start making beautiful tassels
First, decide the length and color of the tassel you want. Cut out a piece of cardboard which must be longer than the actual length of the tassel. You can make use of your finger or fork instead of card sheet. Wrap the thread around the card sheet or whichever tool you use to make it. It’s up to you how many wraps you want. Just remember that if you want tassel to be more bouncy then wrap more thread around the card sheet. While wrapping around the cardboard just don’t wrap too tight or too lose it can bend the cardboard. The tension should be equal.
Cut out a small piece of the thread and slip it under the wrapped thread loop on the cardboard and tie a knot. Slip out the loop carefully.
Now, slip out the thread loop from the cardboard. Make sure you don’t tangle the thread and cut the full strand of the embroidery thread in middle.
Now leave some space from the top and wrap this piece of thread around the loop.
To make the length of the tassel even, cut all uneven ends of thread using sharp scissors.
Now, twist open a jump ring and attach it to the thread on the tassel.
The tassel is ready to use. 🙂
- Choose a washable fiber/thread if you are going to attach the tassels to items.
- To look tassel more trimmed and neat you can iron the tassel.
- While wrapping thread around the cardboard, don’t wrap too tight, It can bend the cardboard and don’t wrap lose too, it may be possible that some thread will slip out of the loop.
You can make silk tassels also in the same way and with the same steps as we have mentioned above. Now you can use your Saree, Blouse, Dupatta, Scarf in a more stylish way just by attaching these cotton tassels to them.
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