Let’s make a Fabric Scrap Tassel!
I used a glue gun, 1.5 inches of a paper towel roll, a scrap of beaded fringe ribbon and fabric – I used 2 pieces of 16″ wide totaling 64″ for the fringes, 3 strips of fabric 22″x1/2″ for the loop (or use a ribbon or rope braid) and a small piece to cover the cardboard roll…. measure the roll add 1/2 to over lap at side and and 1″ so you can tuck over edges.
Measure the circumference of the roll and cut a piece of ribbon or fringe to decorate your lower edge.
Next prepare you loop. I braided three lengths of scrap fabric to make the loop but you can use anything from cord to ribbon to twine ( I used braided twine on my first one)
I used two different fabrics. I folded it over lengthwise to make a total of 64″long x 8″ wide. Start cutting fringe by making a cut from the raw edge approximately every 1/2″ …. cutting to within an inch of the fold.
I placed one layer of fabric on the other and hot glued the ends of the folded braid on to the top layer of fabric at the one end….keeping the knots below the width of the roll….in my case 1 1/2″. Don’t worry they will be rolled up inside and won’t be seen. Then start your jelly roll at that end…..keep it as straight and tight as possible.
Holding the roll firmly slip the prepared top down over the loop end and carefully over the rolled edge bringing the rolled edge out to the edge of the top.
The folded rolled edge makes a nice finished look at the top.
Just imagine all the combinations you can make. I was thinking of using sections of copper pipe for the top….or how about the top of a shaving cream can with a large hole drilled through the top….and of course there is always napkin rings like I used on my first one. When I find my pinking shears, I’ll try cutting my fringe with those. What fun I am going to have with this 🙂
Now, get your glue guns out and start making tassels!
Have a crafty weekend……..Rosie
p.s. No I couldn’t stop with just one today…..
(Scrappy Tassels are now available in my Etsy Shop)
I think one of these may show up as part of my 150th post giveaway…..stay tuned 🙂
Edited on Saturday February 9th to add………..2 more!