DIY Plaid Tassel Throw Pillow

Hi friends! Today, I want to talk about my latest obsession: tassels.

I think I may be a little late to this party, but I just can’t get enough of them and how easy they are to add to almost any home decor item.

how to make a plaid tassel throw pillow

Today, I want to show you how to make a plaid tassel throw pillow.

Fair warning: on a scale of one to recovering an entire chair, this lands in at about a three or four. It’s not my usual easy-as-pie DIY, but if you know how to tackle an envelope pillow, I have the utmost confidence that you’ll be able to do this one without any problems.

Plaid Tassel Throw Pillow Supplies

how to make a plaid tassel throw pillow

One yard of plaid fabric
Thick wool yarn
A scrap piece of cardboard
The usual sewing materials; the machine, scissors, pins and thread

How to Make a Plaid Tassel Throw Pillow

First, the tassels.

how to make a plaid tassel throw pillow

Step one. Grab your yard and wrap the end around your piece of cardboard ten times. Cut the end.

how to make a plaid tassel throw pillow

Step two. Cut another piece of yarn (about six inches long) and thread it underneath the wrapped yarn. Make two secure knots at the top of the wrapped yarn.

how to make a plaid tassel throw pillow

Step three. Cut the opposite ends of wrapped yarn – this is your tassel. Yay!

how to make a plaid tassel throw pillow

Step four (optional). If you want to add a little character to your tassel, cut another piece of yarn, about six inches again, and tie it around the body of the tassel about an inch from the top. Cut off the excess yarn so they blend in with the rest of the tassel.

Step five. Repeat nine more times (or more, depending on the size of your pillow and how many tassels you want on each side).

Next, sewing the tassels to the pillow.

If you’ve never tackled the envelope pillowcase before, check out this tutorial.

how to make a plaid tassel throw pillow

 

Step one. Once you’ve measured and cut your piece of fabric, secure the tassels along the edge with pins. I spaced mine about two inches apart.

Friendly reminder, the tassels should be on the inside, between the fabric since you’ll be flipping the pillowcase inside out when you’re done sewing 🙂 

how to make a plaid tassel throw pillow

Step two. Pin the fabric together and sew along the edge to secure the tassels in place.

how to make a plaid tassel throw pillow

Step three. Repeat on the other side.

Once you’re done sewing both sides, flip the pillowcase inside out and ta-da! You’re all set 🙂

All my best,

Happy Notes copy    

About Kelly Snyder

Hi, I’m Kelly! We’re tackling our first home renovation and would love for you to join us on our journey of reno projects, DIYs and home decor tips.

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