Making a Tassel with the Tassel Maker Tool
Tassels are fun embellishments that add texture and movement to any design. Learn how to make your own tassels using the Tassel Maker with our fun and easy technique.
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To make your tassel you will need the Tassel Maker Tool supplies, your choice of thread, a jump ring (optional), scissors and glue.
Place the screw with the washer through the center hole of the truss and secure it in place through the crank rod using a small screw driver.
Use a wing-nut to secure a rod in place three holes down from the top of the truss. (you can adjust your tassel length to be longer by placing the rods further away or smaller by placing the rods closer together).
Use a wing-nut to secure the second rod in place three holes up from the bottom of the truss.
Firmly place the 4 suction cups to the bottom corners of the tassel maker (use a tiny bit of water to keep the suction if needed).
Press the tassel maker onto a non-porous surface to secure (use a tiny bit of water to keep the suction if needed).
Secure one end of your thread to the wing-nut at the top of your tassel maker. Your thread length will depend on how thick you want your tassel. For our tassel we cut a 5 foot piece of thread.
Bring the thread down over the front of the bottom rod.
Start wrapping your thread by turning the crank.
Continue turning the crank until you reach your desired thickness of tassel.
Cut a 4 inch length of thread and bring it around the back of the tassel.
Tie a double knot around the top of the tassel below the rod to keep the threads in place.
Loosen the wing-nut that is holding the rod at the top of your tassel, gently pull the tassel free
You're now done using the Tassel Maker Tool and ready to complete your tassel.
Place a jump ring through the top loop of the tassel.
Wrap one end of the knotted thread around the top of the tassel as many times as desired. Double knot the thread using both ends and add a dab of glue to secure.
Using scissors, cut the excess thread from the knot at the top of the tassel.
Using scissors, cut the bottom loop of the tassel to create your fringe.
Trim the ends of the tassel so the threads are even and/or at your desired length.
Congratulations! You have now made a fun tassel using the Tassel Maker Tool!
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