On Friday, I promised to show you this button tassel tutorial today. To refresh your memory, here’s my pillow with the tassel buttons, one on each side, from my How to Make Your Own Custom Fringe post.
The button tassel on this pillow from an antique market inspired my round pillow button tassel.
Using Debi Weinert’s My Own Fringemaker is so much easier than making tassels by hand.
Wind on your yarns and threads, as we discussed Friday except without spreading out the yarn strands.
When it’s as fat as you like, run your finger under the top rod and pull your drawing threading through. Then, tie it off in a triple knot. Leave at least one 15-inch end of the drawing string for threading through your pillow. Snip the other strand to the length of your tassel fringe.
Choose any type of thread for this since it’ll be hidden in the pillow “dent”.
Gather around the strands toward the upper bar. Pull very tightly as you wrap, then tie it off with a couple of knots.
Cut the threads below the bottom rod and remove tassel from rod above.
Gather strands (careful not to collect the 15-inch strand) together with your fingers and snip to level all the strands. Trim them as short or as long as you like.
Your tassel is ready. Repeat for your second tassel.
Thread a long needle with your 15-inch strand.
Find the center of your pillow and mash around to make an indention in the filler.
Insert the needle through one side…
…and out the other side in the center.
Pull the needle through and loop under your second tassel’s string loop. Pulling tightly, tie off your thread, and insert it back to the front again. You can repeat to the reverse side again for extra strength, if you like.
Now you know how easy it is to make this button tassel!
I was thinking as I made this pillow that this fringe-maker would be great for Christmas gifts! Speaking of Christmas, I’m creating a new table runner for the holidays. You’ll soon see this easy, frugal, and fun holiday table linen!
Visit Debi’s site at My Own Fringemaker, and then enter the code “Curtain Queen” in the promo box at checkout for your special $65 price, which includes shipping to anywhere in the U.S.
Who is on your Christmas list? How many would love a tool for making their own fringe and tassels?
I’m sharing this post at Metamorphosis Monday.