Using Felted Sweater Scraps To Make Gorgeous Felt Tassels
Are tassels the new pom poms? They are everywhere. They’re on keychains, bags, garlands, pillows, and sweaters. I do love the trend so I have made my own tassels. But being an upcycler, I have made felt tassels out of my sweater scraps.
Move over pom poms it’s tassel time! Mind you I think they both look great together.
Like most of my favourite crafts, these tassels are really simple and cheap to make. I have a bag of felt scraps that I keep from my upcycled sweater projects. In the past, I’ve used them to make colourful felt garlands and felt Christmas trees.
You can put a cap on the felt tassels and use them as a keychain, bag charm or as a gorgeous present topper. I love colourful Christmas decorations so I’m going to hang a load of them together as a festive garland. Or you can just hang them from your Christmas tree.
What would you do with a felt tassel?
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What you need to make felt tassels
- Felt scraps – I used the scraps from my upcycled sweater projects. You need your felt pieces to be at least 10cm(4″) square.
- Fabric glue
- Scissors, pen and pins
- Tassel caps – (optional)
How to make upcycled felt tassels
- First cut your felt into a square approximately 10cm (4″) square.
- Mark a line with a pen about 1cm (1/2″) from the top of the square
- Next using scissors cut the felt into thin strips (3mm) up to the line creating a fringe
- Apply a layer of fabric glue to the felt above the line
- Roll your felt square tightly and secure with a pin until the glue dries.
- To finish off the felt tassels you can glue a tassel cap to the top. However, if you are just using the tassels in a garland you can just tidy the top of the tassels with a strip of felt.
I told you they were super easy to make!