Sunday, November 21, 2010

Repairing Split Tassels

As you can see I'm one of those bag owners that like to keep their bags in pristine condition, so I'm always of thinking of ways to preserve that "newness".  Bags, especially Balenciaga are not cheap, so I would like to get as much use out of it as I possibly can.

Now that Balenciaga has stopped providing extra tassels with our bag purchases, some of us regular hardware lovers need to be extra careful with the tassels on our bags.  Balenciaga also no longer carries tassels from previous seasons, so we pretty much have to work with what we've got.

Once your tassels have begun to split in some areas, a quick fix is to use fabric glue to put them back together.  I have provided pictures of how you can easily repair your split tassels at home!  I was able to pick up the fabric glue at my local Wal-Mart (in the crafts section) for $6 so it's not too expensive.  Fabric glue works best because the tassels won't become stiff after being applied. I would also avoid Krazy Glue.. that type of glue will definitely harden the tassels.

First identify the areas where the splitting have started.
  1. Carefully apply a thin layer of fabric glue across one side of a split tassel
  2. Gently press the two split tassels together and also making sure they are also flush with each other (do not wait too long to press them together because the glue sets fairly quickly)
  3. Dab away excess glue with a tissue or napkin.

And Voila! You have tassels that are intact and look almost new. :)