DIY Style: Fringe Tee
I was inspired by this diy post for a fringe shirt. I wanted to make something similar even though I didn't have the tools she was using. I also tie-dyed my shirt first, so it would look more hippie and have more visual interest. Because, you know, fringe isn't enough! So this was my method:
- Put on your shirt and determine how much you want to cut off the bottom for the fringe. I marked mine with a bright pink highlighter. Then pin across the shirt if you are nervous about cutting a straight line without a guide (like me).
- Cut off pinned portion of shirt.
- Now the bottom of the shirt will be a big loop, cut up both sides of the loop. Once cut, you will have two long strips. Cut both strips in half. You should have four medium length strips.
- Cut up those strips to make several thin strips. This is your fringe!
- Pin up, through the shoulder, so the pin enters on one side of the hem and goes out the other. Pinning here helps you to determine spacing for fringe. I didn't measure or anything, just eye-balled it.
- Remove first pin and cut a hole were that pin entered and exited the shirt. Feed one of your shirt strips through both of the holes.
- Repeat step two until all pins are replaced with shirt strips.
- Tie both sides of the strips together, so they will stay in place.
- Repeat previous steps on the other shoulder.
Bonus fringe: I cut up the sleeves. No special technique, I just cut them up
And that's how I made my fringe tee. It's a little rough, but I like it. I feel like I need to go to some summer concerts with this shirt... I'm still undecided what to do with the hem. I thought of doing mini-fringe across the bottom...? I also originally planned to bead the fringe. I'm still tempted to. I would walk around sounding like a human maraca. That'd be pretty cool. What do you think?