DIY fringe t-shirt | foam mag + alternative apparel workshop

Just wanted to share the DIY I taught at the Foam Magazine X Alternative Apparel Workshop last Saturday.  Love to see if anyone tries this... it's a fun, summer top to add to your closet.  Will post pics from the event soon... and a big thank you to those who stopped by!

(2nd pic via foam magazine)


1: Lay t-shirt flat.
2: Create an eye-shaped template (4 1/2” in height at the center and width the same as the t-shirt).
3: Trace onto shirt with fabric pencil.
4: Cut along lower curve, be sure to cut through both front and back of shirt.
5: Cut along upper curve. ONLY cut front panel of shirt. This create a high, low hem.
6: Try shirt on and measure how cropped you prefer your shirt to be. With tape, mark across the front and back of shirt. This will be your guideline when cutting.
7: Begin cutting fringe from hem to bottom of tape guideline. I prefer 3/8” to 1/2" in width for fringe.
8: Gently pull each fringe.
9: Cut a square pocket (3 1/2 “ x 3 1/2”) from any desired fabric. I chose lace with a scalloped edge. Use a needle and embroidery floss to whip stitch onto front of shirt.
10: Voila! A DIY fringe t-shirt with lace pocket!
11: (option 2) you can leave the crew neck as is or take it a step further, and trace your favorite tank on top and cut out to create a fringe tank.
12: (option 3) you can also take your favorite scoop neck top, trace the neckline, and cut out.


1. AA T-Shirt
2. Lace Fabric
3. Scissors
4. Fabric Pencil
5. Embroidery Floss
6. Sewing Needle
7. Poster Paper (for Template)
8. Drafting Tape


Renee said...

Oh my gosh, tooooo cute :)

Michelleesque said...

This is such an amazing DIY! I love how you used an eye shaped stencil to make the front shorter than the back. Definitely going to try out the cropping idea with button up blouses! :)

elle said...

wish i could have made it to the event! such a cool diy! :)

Nicole Richie Anon. said...

This is lovely. Good job xx

your native heart said...

awesome DIY! fringe tops aren't really my thing but I've always wondered how to successfully cut out a shirt so that the back drapes lower than the front so thanks for that! I'm a jeans fanatic too! but perhaps not so much as most guys I know. to answer your question, I love Acne jeans and Cheap Mondays. how about you?

Petiteélégant said...

The lace add to the final touch. I'd wear this on a casual day and to dance practice. <3

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

it is so adorable, i love the lace on front!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

After Dreams said...

omg i love it, great job!


Anna said...

Wow! That is an awesome tutorial! I've been looking for something uber cute recently! Thankies ♥

Anonymous said...

so great for the beach! i'll be trying this!

sharon lei said...

What a fab DIY and easey peasey too. :) Thanks for sharing hun! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

xx Love & Aloha

sajuki said...

i say only: wow ! love DIY. that's great blog

Vivi.lesgamines said...

I just discovered your blog, it is so cooooool ! i like it :-)

Liana said...

great diy! i actually just made a fringe top recently too :)
love your blog!

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ChiccaStyle said...

That's so cute!!!Great idea, thanks for sharing!

Louisa said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I really like this tutorial, I've been wondering how to do this for a while! Thanks!


jess said...

Looks great. I love the touch of lace.

Bad Joan said...

This is fantastic. Fringe always makes something more interesting. The DIY version is awesome.


Ellie said...

This is SO cute! I love it so much. Definitely giving this a try.
Have a great day!

TheMadTwins said...

This is sooooo amazing!!!
Great job! And I'm definitly going to try it :)

xxx London

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JayMarie said...

This is awesome! I can't wait to try it!

chocandcinnamon said...

Love this DIY, you are so talented :)

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Great idea! I'll have to try this out! =)

cryskay said...

one of these days, i'm going to make a shopping list for all your tutorials and make 'em all!

Nikki said...

This DIY is super! I'm so going to give this one a try ^^ x

Shels415 said...

WOW! This is great! I've been wanting to try the fringe shirt and this tutorial definitely inspired me to make my own!


Miki said...

What a cool DIY! And your blog is really cute!

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