Tuesday, January 31, 2017

DIY Easy, Simple Tassels (Tzitzit) on a Garment

Step-by-step instructions for making the commanded tassels on our clothes. We will be using a simple, quick, and easy method that can be applied to any garment. No more safety pins! We are concerned with the text of the command rather than the later traditions on the issue, and we will be doing these tassels on a garment. We are supposed to do the tassels on our clothes, not just "wear 4 tzitzit" (see Does the Law say to "Wear Tzitzit"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDOYQiBIZfk).

What you need: ( 2:22 )
-Yarn darner/large-eyed needle
-2+ Embroidery floss (blue and one or more additional floss)
-Superglue (optional, for use on short tassels)

1. Choose locations for your tassels ( 2:48 )
2. Prepare floss and needle ( 2:58 )
3. Insert needle from outside and pull floss through ( 3:10 )
4. Insert needle from inside and pull floss through ( 3:23 )
5. Cut floss ( 3:37 )
6. Tie knots ( 3:48 )
7. Trim ( 4:48 )
8. Repeat for rest of the tassels ( 4:52 )
9. Apply superglue to knots (optional) ( 5:01 )

[Aleksandr Sigalov]: Please note that this is the most basic and simple way to make TziTzit. I personally prefer whole fringes that I put on all edges of the garment. Please see this page to compare it to my friend's.

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