Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tallit Katan

    David my firstborn recently bought his tekhelet and was in need of a tallit katan for daily use. We decided to make a tallit katan at home ourselves. To begin with, I bought him some plain white t-shirts. I thought about the buttonholes a bit and couldn't decide on how to go about it. I haven't sown in a long time except for a couple of sashes my girls needed for dance class so I wasn't sure if I could do this right. After some thought I opted to cut out the buttonhole strip from another shirt that we no longer needed. To begin the tallit, first I cut a six inch slit on both sides of the shirt to create the corners for the tzittzit. After sowing the edges of all corners; a small square of the shirt with the buttonhole was sown in to each of the corners. Once the buttonholes were in place, the tallit was ready for the tzitzit. I attached the tzitzit which my son had previously prepared by tying the knots beforehand. The whole proccess was much easier than I had thought, and I'm now ready to work on a tallit for my other boys.

37 The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying, 38 "Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue. 39 "It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, 40 so that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your God. 41 "I am the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God ; I am the LORD your God."    Numbers 15:37-41






  1. Shalom friend. I'm a believer in Yahshua. I was wondering if you had a detailed instructional as to how to make homemade Tallit Katans. I've been looking for a someone out there who knows the easy instruction as to how to make one. Please if you could, email me at and just let me know who you are if Messiah lays it on your heart to email me. Thank you. Your blog was a blessing and encouragement to me. Shalom to you and your family =)

  2. Dear Netzari, I have e-mailed you concerning your comment. Let me know if you didn't get response.

  3. Can you email instructions my way, please?

  4. And my way too.

    Messianic Rabbi Joseph Kresefsky from Beit B'rachot Messianic Fellowship - Todah Rabba.

  5. I read your post on tallit katan. It's such an interesting post for making your tallit katan. The ways of making tallit katan are very good.