My tassel obsession is endless and I’m feeding my obsession with today’s DIY large stacked tassel tutorial. You won’t believe how easy this little project actually is. I love making purse charms like my macrame feather, macrame leaf or macrame jewelry tutorial and this stacked tassel can also be used as a purse charm as well.
How to make a large stacked tassel
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Since I am on a blue kick lately I couldn’t resist the blue tones of the pretty embroidery thread. So let me show you what I bought and how I made it. I also have a quick video to fill in any blanks that weren’t covered in the few photos I have taken. Sometimes it’s just easier to see the hands move, am I right?
Supplies needed to make a stacked tassel
- embroidery thread (HERE or HERE with different colors under dropdown menu)
- sharp scissors (HERE), I like using hair cutting scissors for my craft projects
- a big upholstery needle (HERE)
- a pretty key holder (HERE)
- hair comb ( HERE)
- Optional: a stretchable decorative hair tie or bracelet.
My tip on how to straighten tassels:
Use a fabric steamer by running along the tassel yarn which will flatten and straighten out its shape. It works for regular tassels and stacked tassels.
The above tip for how to straighten tassels can be used on the thread before even making the tassel as I’m demonstrating in my instructional video.
Here are the colors I chose:
Make sure no cats are around when making this tassel 😉 They want to be more helpful than needed.
Step-by-step Instructions for my large ombre stacked tassel
You can watch my below video to see exactly what I did followed up with the few photos for a slower approach.
The first step is where my favorite little shortcut comes into place.
No measuring and wrapping thread to make sure the tassels will all be the same size. Just use three purchased thread bunches and unravel them and the tassels will all end up being the same size. All the measuring and looping has been done for you already
Unravel the individual strands of embroidery thread and line them up.
Cut two pieces of thread and put them aside so you can use them later to tie off the tassel.
Fold the lined up pieces in half and tie in the middle as shown below.
Fold in half again.
Tie off the tassel head, straighten (with the steamer I mentioned in the above supply list) and comb the thread and then cut it straight at the bottom to get one even tassel.
Use the head of the strings to thread through the next tassel with the upholstery needle.
Before you begin, line up all your tassels by shades of color.
Then thread the top strings through the center of the next tassel and tie them at the top. Keep going until all tassels are stacked.
And you should end up with something like this:
At the end tie off the top of the tassel to the keyring and then thread the string back through the top of the tassel so you don’t end up with loose string. I finished the head of the tassel with a cheap elastic silver bracelet I had in my closet.
And voila… I love how the huge ombre stacked tassel looks on my purse.
By the way this is an old purse I bought at TJ Maxx years ago. But you can find a similar one HERE.
It sure is a statement piece.
But I also love it on my lamp when I’m not using that specific purse.
Look how pretty.
You can apply this same tutorial to smaller-scaled stacked tassels like the super cute earrings you see in stores and online right now. But if you make them you have to buy smaller and thinner threads and also measure again to make sure they are the same size. I’m talking about my fringe earring tutorial. Love them.
Check out these similar finished tassels:
You might also like these other projects of mine:
Is this something you might try to make? I hope you like it as much as I do.