I crafty ones, Terry here with my upcycled Tassel. Since my husband is a farmer and rancher, we have an abundance of old jeans and shirts around our house. So, I decided to combine jeans and a worn plaid shirt along with bits from my sewing basket to create this on-trend, one-of-a-kind tassel. I used a thimble for the bead cap, some safety pins, snaps and buttons to add interest. As you can see, ColoriQue easily coordinates the metal pieces with my fabric.
First cut 5″ by 5″ pieces of denim and shirt fabric.
Leaving a 1/2″ border at the top of the squares, cut 1/4″ strips across the fabric.
Lay the shirt fabric on top of the denim. With the wire, make a wrapped loop around the top of the fabrics at the first cut.
Dot the top edge of the fabric with glue and roll up the tassel.
Glue in pieces of lace around the tassel or lay the lace pieces in the tassel as you roll it up.
Punch a hole in the top center of the thimble. Ink the thimble, safety pins and edges of buttons with ColoriQue to match your fabrics.
Attach the safety pins to the lace. Use jump rings to connect the snaps and safety pins. Tie on some buttons with embroidery floss.
String beads on the wire. Make a wrapped loop and add a jump ring. Thread a chain with clasp through the jump ring or use a ribbon or leather cord to hang your tassel.
5″ by 5″ squares of denim and shirt fabric
Scraps of cotton lace
10″ of 20 gauge wire
Assorted safety pins, snaps and buttons
Chain and clasp, ribbon or leather cord
Scissors, round nose pliers, wire cutters, two pairs of chain-nose pliers, paintbrush
It’s so easy to coordinate the metal items to your tassel fabrics with ColoriQue. And, if you can’t find the exact color to match your fabrics, ColoriQue blends beautifully to create your own shades!
What will you upcycle?