This post is part of my Ugly Stash series. What to do with Ugly Fabric?
I had so much fun making these rag tassels from my Ugly Stash and from ribbons and beads that I didn’t want to stop but I had to because I didn’t know what to do with them once they were made. My grandson took one for his backpack and I put one on a purse but the rest are just hanging off of a hook.
Here is some of the fabric from my Ugly Stash that I used. As you can see, it looks a lot better as a rag tassel.
There isnt much to making these. Just cut small strips of fabric about a quarter inch to a half inch however long you want them.
Arrange them into this octopus pattern. Add beaded strings, ribbon, charms or anything you want to it.
I took a thread needle on the one below and stuck it up through the bottom in the middle to hold it all together. I stuck it back through, making sure to include the string if beads under the thread and just tied the thread off underneath.
I gathered it all together and wrapped it with a string or cut a piece of fabric and glued it around. I used a string to hang it.
This is one I made for my grandson.