This Fabric Tassel Bag Charm is a simple DIY that adds extra style to your favorite handbag. Learn how to make these easy tassels from fabric scraps.
Fabric tassels seem to be popping up everywhere. They’re a perfect DIY project, too, because they’re easy to make yourself and super versatile. Let me show you how to make your own fabric tassels.
Today is our September Create with Me DIY Challenge, and if you haven’t guessed yet, you voted that we should work with fabric scraps this month! I have plenty of scraps in my sewing bins, so this was a great opportunity to find a new way to use some of those pieces. The scraps that caught my eye were pieces of plaid flannel left over from the blanket scarf I made last year—which ironically? appropriately? was also for a Create with Me Challenge! Click here to learn how to make a DIY Blanket Scarf.
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How to make a fabric tassel:
- Small piece of fabric
- Mine are about 6″ L x 8″ W
- Suede cord
- Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
- Fabric scissors
1.) Measure and cut your fabric to size, depending on how big or small you want your final tassels to be. My finished tassels are about 6″ long. Leave about 1″ at the top of the fabric and begin cutting it into fringe from the bottom up. You can measure and draw off your fringe if you like, or eyeball it. My fringe pieces are about 1/4″.
2.) Cut a small piece of suede cord and secure it to one end of the fabric with a few dots of Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue.
3.) Add more glue along the 1″ section at the top of the fabric and roll up the fabric. Be sure to keep it tight as you roll.
4.) Glue a piece or two of suede cord around the fabric tassel to keep it secure.
To create a fabric tassel bag charm, tie both fabric tassels together with another piece of suede cord. Then wrap it around your bag handle a couple of times. You could also attach these tassels to a lobster-clasp keychain and clip it to your handbag. In this case, you’ll want to loop the suede cord through the keychain before gluing it down in Step 2.
As I mentioned earlier, fabric tassels are quite versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. Here are just a few things you can create from a fabric tassel:
- Make a long statement necklace.
- String a bunch together to create a pretty garland or party banner.
- Add them to a lamp or doorknob.
- Create a fun pair of earrings with small fabric tassels.
- Make your own keychains.
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These are darling and so on trend! I love how it pops against the purple bag!
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Thank you Amy! I am loving them, too. Might need to make a bunch of different ones to rotate through my handbags this fall 😀
I love how you added the loop before even rolling your tassels. That part always makes me crazy but I totally never thought of doing it this way. Thanks for the awesome idea. Your purse looks gorgeous!
Thanks Marie! The loop trick is a great timesaver!