Since my recent tidy up of all my crafts I’ve discovered how much scrap leather I’ve kept. This photo below shows just a few select peices but I actually have a full bag! I’m not one for throwing anything away and like to try and use everything for something. You never know when it’ll come in handy! I found a large leather tassel amongst all of my bits and have no idea where it came from. I quite liked it and decided to use my scrap leather to make my own. They’re really simple to make and you could use this same technique for other materials such as card, paper and fabric!
You will need:
- Chosen fabric for the tassel
- scissors (or craft knife if your leather is thick)
- fabric glue
Draw out a rectangle to your desired size. This depends on how big you want your tassel. I drew two because I made two matching tassels.
Cut out the rectangle. Draw a line at the top to measure where the tassels will be cut up to. Leave a gap big enough at the top to glue in a hook.
Cut the tassel strips equally along the length and up to the line you have drawn.
Cut a small strip that’s long enough to leave a loop once folded over. Glue together at the ends. Squeeze a small amount of glue onto one end at the top and then along the length leaving a gap at the end.
Roll the piece along keeping the loop tight and make sure the top edge stays neat and tidy. When you get to the end you may have excess glue to wipe away.
hold the tassel together for a couple of minutes to secure. It should then stay and dry on its own. Voila! You have you’re own cute tassel to accessorise just about anything with! 🙂