Apparently fringe is a huge trend for Spring this year. If you follow us on Pinterest you've been seeing me pin lot's of fringe looks in the last couple of weeks, because I'm intrigued by wearing it in ways that don't feel like you're headed to Coachella to dance barefoot. That's not really my scene. And because I'm cheap, I wanted to try out the fringe trend with some easy DIY's before I actually spend any of my hard earned money on fringed items. Today I have a quick, no sewing involved tutorial for how to make your own simple fringed top. I made mine in about an hour, and I'm ecstatic about how it turned out:
This is how this shirt started out, as an XL men's t-shirt (from Wal Mart...don't judge me). A little bit of cutting later, and I had myself a new fringed top.
So here is your simple tutorial for making your own fringe top:
You could be done with your new shirt here, but I added a couple optional steps to my fringe to make it feel more finished.
I laid my cut fringe out on a flat surface. Then I took each one and gently stretched it out/rolled it to make it longer and look cleaner. Then I added a knot at the top of each piece of fringe. This keeps it from tearing any more, and helps the fringe stay defined.
I will admit, these last two steps were kind of tedious. But I put on a couple episodes of one of my favorite shows (*cough cough* Star Trek *cough*) and it went pretty quickly. And it paid off in a handfull of very pretty, uniform fringe:
And you're done! I threw on my favorite leather jacket with mine and felt very fancy and trendy. Especially for a mom of two!
I hope you had fun with this super fun and quick tutorial. I love my new top and it's going to get a lot of wear this Spring/Summer for sure. If you want to check out some of our other fringed DIY's here's a few to get you started:
Thanks for checking it out! And as always if you make this project I'd love to see pictures of your creative genius. Who knows? Maybe your project will be featured on the blog!