DIY Hmong Tassels
Like I said, I saw the Hmong tassels on Etsy and fell in love with them and thought about making them myself. The idea really started to bloom when I saw the variety of quilting squares at my local craft store. (If you don’t like making your own you can find them in this Etsy store HERE or HERE)
I bought a variety of different ones on sale for $5:
Those colors match my home perfectly don’t you think so?
I had wool left to make tassels from so I matched my quilting squares with the wool I had left.
Watch my video of how I made the tassels below and also see my step-by-step photos below:
Make a big wool loop, tie it in the center…
Fold it in half …
and tie again…
Then you take your fabric and I double layered it before cutting.
Then I wrapped the fabric around the tassel and tied it with a string to keep it in place for sewing.
For the top hanging loop I braided three string of wool …
And then knotted the loop to the top of the tassel…
The next step of the tutorial had a blurry photo (oops sorry) but I’m sure you get the story.
Sew side of the fabric – attach loop string and sew up the top of the fabric around the loop by hand
Then I picked my little accent color wool (click HERE):
To match the rest of all my black, white and blue! I sewed a little border at the bottom and at the top of the tassel and used my favorite curved upholstery needle (click HERE).
And here you have them:
You can make so many different combinations and have fun with it and I love that they aren’t perfect and really look handmade.
I started to make a movie to add to the tutorial but ran out of storage. Maybe I can add it later in time. I hope so.
Is this something you’d make yourself or are you someone who’d rather buy them?