Welcome to Day 2 of Scarf Week! Do you love all the bright tassels that are showing up everywhere but just can’t bring yourself to add another scarf to your incredibly large collection already? You’re going to love this tutorial on how to make your own tassel scarf then!
Tassels are a perfect way to update those plain scarves you have in the back of your closet. You know, the ones you got as a gift from your grandmother a few years ago or dropped a few bucks on at the thrift store. I went with bright tassels on a plain white scarf but the options are limitless!
The process of adding tassels to an existing scarf is pretty easy but can take a bit of time. I’d probably put this in the “Projects to Work On While Watching TV” category. Making tassels isn’t hard nor does it require a whole lot of mental focus but it can be kinda tedious so you might as well be watching a good show or movie!
To begin, cut about 4″ from about 6 strands of embroidery floss. Separate a 1″ section of the existing scarf fringe and tie in the embroidery floss with a double knot.
Fold the two sides of f the strand over and secure with a clip at the very top (closest to knot.) Use another strand of floss to tie a knot at the top of the tassel and remove clip.
The final step is to trim the bottom of the tassel to make it nice and even. Use a straight pin or seam ripper to separate all the strands and add some body to the tassel.
If you want solid colored tassels, just trim off the original fringe sections after making your double knot in the first step. You can see examples of both types of tassels in the picture above.
And there it is. My boring white scarf has officially turned into something fun, fun, fun! Just think of the new life you can bring to all those tired old scarves you were ready to donate. Yay for tassels!
Want More Scarf Week Inspiration?
Remember, I’m not the only one sharing a slew of scarf tutorials this week. Here’s the dream team in case you missed their grand introduction on Sunday:
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And here are the four projects we have each created that are hitting the blog-o-sphere today:
Click the images above or links below to check ’em out.
Scarf Turned Camera Strap by The Learner Observer | T-Shirt Yarn Scarf by The Thinking Closet
Celery Stamped Scarf by Dream a Little Bigger | Make Your Own Tassel Scarf by Tried & True
Giveaway & Link Party Reminder
Our special Scarf Week Giveaway is still alive and well; we’d love for you to skedaddle over to Sunday’s post to garner your entries! Remember, two winners will each take home $135 in crafty prizes; it’s quite the haul! May the odds be ever in your favor….
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Comments & Reviews
Allison Murray says
I am nuts about this! The little pops of color are fab! Believe it or not, I was making tassels for a scarf last night, but I’m moving on to Plan B for scarf week because you’ve totally outdone me 🙂
Kayla @ Mississippi mrs. says
I. LOVE. TASSELS! I mean, can you tell? I just threw one on my camera scarf because I love them so much. Naturally, I love this scarf!! It’s so cute and so fun! Now I’m thinking of all the scarves I can add tassels to!
I love the tassels! About how many packages of floss did you need to do this?
Vanessa Brady says
I used one floss strand per color.