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How to make a bag tassel or bow

Here at Crafter's Companion we absolutely adore our new bag making dies.

If you fancy adding some additional detail to your creation, here is our handy advice on how to make a tassel or bow...

How To Make A Tassel

You will need:

Gemini

Threaders glitter fabric

Hot glue gun or fabric glue

Keyring

Scissors

Step 1: Cut out your tassel piece with your die. Place the left-hand side of the die on the fold of the fabric to make it double the width of the die.

Step 2: Cut a strip of fabric that is (1” x 5”) use your hot glue gun or fabric glue to glue in half on the long sides.

Step 3: Then fold this in half short ends together and secure the end with a little glue. This created the loop that your keyring will go on to. Take your tassel piece and glue the loop about halfway along the back as shown.

Step 4: Place some glue along the top edge of the tassel and begin to roll inwards. Keep adding a strip of glue at a time to the top edge until your tassel is complete.

 

Step 5: Cut a piece of fabric that is (1” x 2.5”). Fold the strip in half lengthways and secure with glue.

Step 6: Glue this tab along the top edge of your tassel. This will hold it together more securely and neaten any edges.

Step 7:  Attach your keyring onto the loop and you have yourself a finished tassel.

How To Make A Bow

You will need:

Gemini

Your choice of fabric (This project is great for using up old scraps.)

Hand sewing needle

Your choice of thread

Step 1:  Fold your fabric and place your die onto your die cutting plate. Layer the plastic shim and cutting plate on top and pass it through the machine.

 

Step 2:  Fold your bow ensuring that both sides meet in the centre.

Step 3: Stitch to hold in place in the centre of the bow.

Step 4:  You can also add your choice of button to decorate your bow or wrap a strip of fabric around the centre of the bow to cover your stitching.

Nice project idea - you could add a bow to a bobble? Take a look!

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