If you don’t have an old sofa sitting around, then you can use various other items from the thrift shop or leather/faux-leather from any craft or fabric store.
– leather scraps – crazy glue – sharp scissors – craft knife – ruler – cutting mat – wood beads
I cut up a large strip of it in 66″ long x 12″ tall, marked the top part which was 3.5 inches and then started to cut the strips.
I had a smaller one that I cut with a really sharp pair of scissors but then noticed that it was much quicker to cut the large strip with a craft knife and a metal ruler.
The idea of the how the tassel gets put together is to roll is at tightly as possible as you can.