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Make your own leather tassels | Tutorial

Making tassels out of leather is fun and easy. Make your own keychain, hang it on your bag as an accessory or add it as a personal detail to your self-made dog collar. Our ambassador Evi Nelissen of Yatzil explains how to make these tassels from a piece of Nappa leather.

Yellow leather tassel with pink beadYou can make the tassels in all shapes, sizes and colors. Have fun! In the tutorial, the leather tassel is made from a 10x20 cm piece of nappa leather. You can choose to add beads to the loop of the tassel.


With the silver pen we make marks on the leather. Of course, you can also use a pen or pencil, but the advantage of a silver pen is that it is easy to see on the leather and also easy to rub off.

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Step 1

Determine the length and height of your pendant. You may choose the size yourself. In this example, the height is 10 cm and the length is 20 cm.

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Step 2

Cut the leather to size using the knife or scissors.

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Step 3

Using the silver pen, mark a rectangle. In this example, the rectangle is 7 cm long and 8.5 cm wide.

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Step 4

Remove the marked area using the knife or scissors.

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Step 5

Mark and cut a narrow strip from the removed section. This will be the loop of the pendant.

We will continue working with these two parts.

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Step 6

On the back of the leather, mark a straight line. This is a guide line, from here you will start cutting.

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Step 7

Make strips from the guide line. The strips are 5 mm wide. Use the ruler with the guide line for this.
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Step 8

Place a piece of paper under the leather to protect your cutting mat. Apply glue to both ends on the inside of the leather. Do this about 1 cm from the edge. Fold the leather in half so that the two pieces glued in touch. Now you have a loop.

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Step 9

Lay the tassel with the inside facing up. Apply glue to the top strip with the spatula.

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Step 10

Apply glue to the bottom cm of the loop. Place the loop left on the end of the inside of the tassel.

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Step 11

Roll the tassel around the loop. Tighten well.

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Your self-made leather tassel is ready! Want to share your creation with us on Instagram? Use the hashtag #yesparacord.

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