Friday, March 20, 2015
And I still don't have a clue. But if the item is for myself, then of course I get the privilege of deciding what kind of decoration goes with my zip pouch. I think that's the best benefit of being a MAKER.
For this simple blue and white polka dot zipper pouch, I added an orange tassel for a pop of colour.
Here's how you make a tassel for a zipper pull.
jump ring or split ring
thread for the tassel
thread to bind tassel
small amount of stock card
Step 1: To get a tassel around 2.25" long, cut a piece of stock card 2.5" tall.
Step 2: Wind your tassel thread round the stock card. Count each round as going from the top round the back, up the front to the top again. For my tassel, I made 20 rounds. You can make more rounds if you like.
Step 3: Cut the threads at the bottom of the stock card.
Step 4: Carefully place thread through split ring/jump ring.
Step 5: We want the ring to sit right in the middle.
Step 6: You need around 18" of thread for securing the tassel. Here I'm showing how to place the tail and the loop because this is going to help hide your threads later on. The working thread is the part of the thread you use to wind round the tassel.
Step 7: Now you need to wind the working thread over the loop and tassel. You need to keep the tail and loop out of the way. Try not to wind the thread over the same position over and over or you will get a bulky mess.
Step 8: When you're satisfied with how the tassel looks, put your working thread through the loop.
Step 9: Pull on the tail and it will bury the loop inside the thread. I would also pull on the tail and working thread at the same time just to make sure everything is secure. Snip off the tail and working thread as close to the binding as possible. Trim the ends of tassel until you are happy with it.
And you have a zipper pull decoration. What do you think? Is this something you will make for your zippers?
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