How to Make Jute Tassels for Pillows

by Pate Meadows Designs

Our Material Matters column featured in the Oct '16 issue of Southern Lady Magazine will have you adding tassels to all the pillows around your home. Read all about it here


  • Jute Twine
  • Large Eye Needle
  • 4 Wooden Tassel Forms (from
  • Cardboard
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Here’s all you need

    Step 2

    Wrap the twine around the cardboard 20 times and cut the twine.

    Step 3

    Cut a piece of twine for the tie. About 8” long.

    Step 4

    While the loops are still on the cardboard, slip the 8” piece of twine through the loops of the top of the tassel and tie tightly in a double knot.

    Step 5

    Slip the tassel off the cardboard.

    Step 6

    Thread both ends of the tie through the eye of the needle.

    Step 7

    Then thread through the bottom of the tassel.

    Step 8

    Pull through the top of the tassel.

    Step 9

    Remove the needle.

    Step 10

    Pull the loops snuggly into the tassel form.

    Step 11

    Tie a knot.

    Step 12

    Pull tight.

    Step 13

    This is what it looks like.

    Step 14

    Cut the bottom loops.

    Step 15

    Trim off the bottom to your desired length.

    Step 16