Making a tassel using a tassel cap

Quick tutorial on how to create a tassel using our tassel caps. They don’t need screws, just a good quality glue and you’re guaranteed to have some fun!

What you’ll need

Perfect for off cuts, Tassels add an extra dimension to your finished bag and are so much fun to create.

  • Use non-woven material eg: Leather, Vinyl, Faux Leather, Cork, any fabrics that don’t fray when cut.
  • You’ll also need, good quality glue, eg. tiger grip, hemline fabric and craft, HT2 or E6000, anything that will hold fabric to metal.

Step 1

Create a rectangle approximately 10cm (4″) wide x 8cm (3 1/4″) long.

The width will vary depending upon the thickness of your non-woven material and also the internal diameter of your tassel cap.

The length determines the length of your tassels! Go as long as you’d like.

Step 2

Draw a line 12mm (1/2″) down from one long edge (10cm (4″) width) of your rectangle.

This is the part that will insert into your tassel cap.

Cut the remaining material up the length of the fabric, in long thin strips, stopping at the line you created – the strip thickness is your tassel, make this as thick or thin as you’d like.

Step 3

Do a test roll to see if you need to trim any width to fit into the tassel cap by tightly rolling along the uncut edge.

Trim what isn’t needed.

Step 4

Wrong side facing up, run a line of glue along the length of the uncut edge.

Step 5

Tightly roll to create your tassel.

Step 6

Insert glue into the dome of your tassel cap and swivel the tassel into the dome.

Add your split ring, leave to dry for a few hours and you’re done.

Tassels away!!

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