How to Accessorize Your Keychains and Bags with a Macramè Tassel | A Beginner's Guide to Macrame Tassel
I absolutely adore tassels! They make beautiful keychains and can be added to any bag as an accessory, making it go from cute to gorgeous.
Tassels are also great for projects like DIY macrame wall hangings, plant hangers, or bags and pockets to add a decorative touch to any project.
They’re quick and easy to make, with only two knots to learn, you can make a macrame tassel in no time. And once you’ve mastered the basic tassel, you can experiment with different sizes and shapes.
Tassels can be used as key rings, zipper pulls, ornaments, or anything else you can think of.
Making a macrame tassel is a great project for beginners who want to learn how to make macrame knots. In this macrame tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a basic macrame tassel.
Now let's get knotty!
This project should take 10 minutes, depending on your skill level.
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What is a Macrame Tassel and Why Might You Want to Make One
A DIY macrame tassel is decorative knotting made from a loop of cord. They can be used to add a touch of personality to any project, and they are a great project for beginners who want to learn how to make macrame. There are many different ways to make a tassel, but in this tutorial, we will be using basic techniques.
Supplies for Macramé Tassel
To create this macrame tassel pattern, you will need the following:
- Macrame cord / rope (we recommend using a 3mm or 4mm thick cord for this project)
- 1 x Swivel lobster clasp (optional)
- 1mm or 2mm string
How Much Cord do you need for a Macrame Tassel?
This will depend on how big you want your coaster to be. I used about a total of approximately 2 feet (60cm) for the tassel. Below is the cord measurements breakdown.
We carry all the cords and supplies you need to create beautiful macrame.
For this piece, I used a 3mm single-strand twist cord from our Lush Bamboo range for contrast, along with a 3mm metallic cord from our Lush Metallic cord line.
Suggested Cord Lengths:
For this specific tassel, we will be working with the following cord measurements:
- 10 x 25cm(10")
- 2 x 35cm(14")
- 1 x 15cm(6")
- Overhand Knot
I won't be using any of the basic, commonly-used knots today.
The Lark's head knot, Square Knot, and Double Half Hitch Knot are three popular knots that you will find in all macrame projects!
If unfamiliar with these ties be sure to grab a copy my free 50 Macramé Knots Ebook for an introduction on how they're used as well as some great tying techniques.
Begin Here: Step-by-Step Instructions
You will need to separate 10 cords that are each 25 cm long into two groups of five cords each.
Take a 35 cm strand of rope and weave it through the lobster clasp.
Lay the lobster clasp and cord down on top of one group of 25 cm cords.
Place the other group of cords on top.
Take a strand of string that is 15 cm long. Tie a Double Overhand knot in the middle.
With the middle cords attached to the lobster clasp, tie a Double Overhand knot.
Flip the cords down and adjust their lengths so they are the same.
Take the gathered cords and make a Gathering knot with a 35cm cord. Make a loop with the 35cm cord.
Twist the long end of the cord around the tassel a few times.
Tuck the cord end through the loop and pull the top end of the loop tight.
Make sure the cords are adjusted so the tassel is neat.
Cut off the extra rope / cords to your desired length or that are not needed.
You've now made your very own macrame tassel. We hope you enjoyed following along with this tutorial. Be sure to experiment with different cord thicknesses, colors, and sizes to see what you can come up with.
If you're feeling extra adventurous, try making tassels with multiple colors or even add wooden beads or other accessories! Get creative with it!
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Macrame tassels can be used to add a touch of personality to any project, and they are a great project for beginners who want to learn how to make macrame knots.
Making a basic macrame tassel is a simple process that only requires a few supplies and tools. With some patience and practice, you'll be able to create beautiful tassels to add flair to any project.
We hope you enjoyed following along and that you now feel confident enough to make your own.
Be sure to tag us in your photos on social media so we can admire your handy work. Happy knotting!
For more macrame projects check out our other macrame tutorials. And don't forget to tag us in your photos on Instagram using #Bochiknot so we can see your beautiful creations!
If you're looking to get started with macrame but don't know where and how to start, we also have a macramé starter kit: Kami Wall Hanging starter kit
This kit goes over the six basic knots of macramé as you create a small wall hanging.
It comes with a step-by-step guide and video tutorial, and the kit contains all the cords and supplies you need for this project.
It's perfect for people who want to try out macramé to see if they like it.
Visit our online store, Etsy, or Amazon to grab your kit.
If you're looking for more beginner-friendly patterns, look at our YouTube playlist and tutorial blog library.
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