funny pillow cases customized rustic pillow covers How to Use Tassel Caps- Six Different Styles from Dritz

We’ve been hangin’ around with some terrific tassels. These dangling bits of color and texture are a great embellishment for all kinds of projects, from bags to cushions, jewelry to hats, and more. A Dritz? Tassel Cap makes creating them faster and easier, and gives you a strong metal top to attach the tassel to your project with a chain, split ring or clip. You’re likely familiar with the traditional floss tassel, but we wanted to push the boundaries of tassel techniques with a variety of unique fabrics and trims. There are six different styles of Dritz? Tassel Capsfunny pillow cases, so we have six different looks for you to try. But we bet you can come up with lots of other great options! Leave us a comment below with your tassel tips.?

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The basic steps for any of the Dritz? Tassel Caps are similar… and very easy: slice, roll, glue, screw.

The length of the slices will vary based on the look you want. The width of the roll will be determined by which tassel cap you choose and what type of fabric/trim you're using. The amount of gluing needed also depends on the fabric/trim you’re using. The set screw is the final touch that secures the finished piece.

You can choose from several different finishes: nickel, gold, gunmetal, and brushed brass. This gives you a nice variety to best match any other hardware on your project.

There are also different ways to attach the tassels. Three styles have a matching chain. Use the chain for a longer drop or remove the chain entirely and attach with the cap’s top loop. The large barrel style Tassel Cap in nickel (the one we used for our snow white fleece tassel with charms) has just the top loop. And, there is an extra large Tassel Cap with a clip (the one we used for our fringed tassel), which is a great option when you want to add a tassel to an already completed bag.

You’ll also notice that the main body of the both the barrel caps (the small gunmetal cap and the larger nickel cap) is slightly recessed. You can cut a pretty accent strip of fabric to fit this indented surface, then wrap and lightly glue it in place. Remember to test the fit and wrap prior to applying the glue.

Our thanks to Dritz? for providing all the Tassel Caps for us to play with. They are always surprising us with new products to keep sewing easier and more creative. To find out more, we invite you to visit the Dritz? website?or?blog;?or follow them on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter,?and?YouTube.?You can also check out the Dritz online PDF tutorial on the Tassel Caps

We found a nice selection of Dritz? Tassel Caps online at Amazon, Walmart, and Joann Fabrics. The caps are also available in-store at most Joann Fabrics locations in the US.

You’ll need your Dritz? Tassel Cap along with a craft glue and a tiny Phillips head screwdriver. Depending on your choices, a fabric pen may also be helpful as will a rotary cutter or small sharp scissors.

We started with six very different fabrics and trims: faux leather, faux fur, fleece, upholstery fringe, yarn, and embroidery floss.

We received compensation from Dritz? for this project, and some of the materials featured here or used in this project were provided free of charge by Dritz?.??All opinions are our own.

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