Hey my friends, you have no idea how much effort it took me to write a post while being in Germany. It’s not easy when you aren’t at home but I managed to finally write about my new macrame feather purse charms which I made for my mom and myself. They are fun and easy to make and go with all my favorite bags.
You know I like adding purse charms to my bags and last year I made a huge blue ombre stacked tassel (HERE). This macrame feather is similar to a tassel but ads more boho charm to your outfit.
Or if you are new around here and like easy macrame craft projects with simple knots then you can see my macrame garland, macrame earrings, macrame planter, macrame wreath or macrame wrapped agate stone tutorial on my blog as well.
Let me show you what I did to make my macrame feathers…
How to make macrame feather purse charms
- macrame yarn (I use this one HERE and HERE)
- sharp scissors (I like using hair cutting scissors HERE)
- wood beads (example HERE and HERE)
- hair comb
- fabric stiffener (optional)
Macrame Feather Instructions:
You can read below or watch my short video:
I made my purse charms rather large because I want to make a statement and I like them that way. If you remember my tassels are all rather large as well. That’s simply the way I like it. If that’s not your thing then you can certainly make them smaller as well.
I started out by using a piece of macrame yarn that is about 20 inches long. Fold that in half and lay it on a clean surface as shown below.
And you also need two pieces of yarn that are around 8 inches long and folded in half as well.
One of the shorter strings should be placed under the longer piece the way I’m showing in the below photo. You can see the entire flow in my video above.
Place the other short string on top and loop the ends through the tops. This is actually called a square knot.
Pull it all tightened make the ends the same length by pushing the knot to the desired area.
Then knot the bottom/end of the long string so the square knot can slide out of the bottom.
After that you need to keep stacking the square knots to achieve the length you want.
I made my feathers around 10 to 12 inches long.
after you are done stacking the square knots you need to unravel the macrame yarn and comb it.
I love doing this part while watching a Netflix show. It’s calming to me. I know…I’m odd 😉
When you went all the way around the macrame feather you should end up with something like you see below
Now it is time for a haircut to give the purse charms a feather shape.
And at the end you can slip a wooden bead at the end of the string.
You can spray the macrame feather with fabric stiffener to make sure it doesn’t lose it’s shape.
And voila, you have a pretty oversized macrame purse charms.
Bay the way, I bought the dress in two colors for under $25 and love it (HERE and HERE). Unfortunately I bought the dark dress for my mom (haha) and she loves it too, so I have to give it up as intended even though I don’t want to. The bag is from Loft a couple of years ago and unfortunately not available anymore.
The raffia bag is my moms and perfect for the oversized feather. I made the dark one for her and she is keeping it on that bag. If you want a similar one then you can find really great options HERE on Etsy.
But I also like hanging purse charms on door knobs or cabinets:
Also check out my easy macrame garland below (click HERE)
You might also like these other projects of mine:
I think next I will make a wallhanging that has several different sized feathers on it. I love the look, don’t you?