Tassels, pom poms, and fringe are a big fashion trend ... as earrings, on necklaces, on hems of shirts, skirts, pants – and especially on our favorite accessory (you guessed it), scarves!
See what a difference pom poms, fringe, and tassels make on these sweet items available from our good friends at OBVI Boutique? What’s great about this trend is that it’s not necessarily going to break the bank to stay in style. It doesn’t take much to give your outfit a bouncing personality. With earrings or necklaces, you can find jewelry at any price point. Plus, for those of us who are creative-minded, tassels and pom poms are pretty much the easiest things ever to make or attach yourself.
To make tassels: All you need is a packet of embroidery floss (in your favorite color) and a pair of scissors. And possibly up to three minutes of time per tassel.
Remove the wrapper from your embroidery floss.
Carefully cut 2 12 inch pieces of floss from the bundle.
Tie one piece of string around the middle of the floss bundle and knot it tightly. (Keep the ends long. You can use them to tie your tassels onto an item or as a thread to sew them onto an edge.)
Fold the floss in half.
Tie the second piece of string about ¼ of an inch down from the top, and knot it tightly. (You can trim the end to match the length of the fringe once you’ve made it in the next step.)
Make the fringe with scissors: just cut a straight line across the bottom loops.
And that’s it. It probably took longer to type the instructions than it’ll take to make them.
To add pom poms, it’s even easier. Seriously: Pom poms are available in yards of trim, already attached to each other and ready for action.
Just purchase fabric glue and pom pom trim at your local fabric store.
With a little patience waiting for the glue to dry, you can quickly and easily pom-pom out your tee shirt, purse, a cuff bracelet or beach bag …
If you can glue it, there’s practically nothing that can’t be improved (or made happier) with some pom poms! (Of course, pom pom trim can also be attached with hand-stitching, with iron-on tape or by using the zipper foot attachment on your sewing machine.)
Because they’re so popular, we Surprise Style Fashionistas have made sure that our scarf subscriptions (such as $48 for 3 months of surprise scarves) include at least one scarf with fringe benefits.
Let us know if you give either tassel-making or pom pom-trimming a whirl. We’d love to see the results.