DIY Leather Bag Tassel

After making my geometric print clutch last week, I decided it need a bit of color. So found a scrap of leather and made my pouch a bright leather tassel, inspired by the one on this bag. Though I used mine for a bag, there’s no reason why you couldn’t put your tassel on a keychain or necklace, if you prefer. Or make several, and put them on everything!
Materials:
Leather scraps
Scissors
Leather glue
Key ring
Ruler
Pen

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

Methods:

1. Measure and mark a rectangle of leather that is 3 by 5 inches. Cut it out. The thinner your leather is the longer your rectangle needs to be. 5 inches was the right length for my thin leather, but for thicker leather you’ll want a shorter rectangle.

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

2. On the backside of your leather, measure and mark a line 0.75 inches from one of the long edges.

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

3. Fringe it! Take your scissors and cut fringe, leaving that 0.75 inches you marked out in the last step uncut.

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

Animated gifs are fun!

4. Cut a piece of leather 2.5 by 0.5 inches.

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

5. Spread glue on the back and fold it lengthwise, wrong sides together.

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

6. Slip the folded leather strip around the key ring.

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

7. Spread a layer of glue along the top edge of the wrong side of the tassel to the 0.75 inch line you marked.

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

8. Place the strip of leather holding the key ring along one edge of the top of the tassel.

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

9. Roll up the leather as tightly as you can until you reach the end.

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

10. Allow to dry overnight and then attach to your bag.

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

leather tassel bag charm tutorial

Fun and easy, right?

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