Here I go again, attempting to be a DIY champ. You can be the judge of whether my efforts prove to be a success or not.
This DIY mission is all about fringe as I channel DIY inspiration Erika Domesek of P.S. I Made This. I am recycling old fabric and reusing it to make my very own fringe scarf.
Fringe, whether in suede, silk, linen, or cotton, can be used on hemlines of dresses, blazers, and skirts or as a rock-n-roll style adornment on accessories such as bags and statement jewelry. To me, fringe is fun, flirty, bold, and a touch sexy. Depending on how you incorporate it into your wardrobe, fringing can spice up any outfit and accentuate your simplest closet pieces.
“Fringe benefits are key in the game of life-and fashion.” – Erica Domesek
Here’s ALL you need to get started:
- Fabric – This can be as simple as an old tee.
Step 1: Pick Your Fabric
Dig through your things and see what’s reusable. Have a spare tee (or dress in my case) you don’t care to experiment with? The fabric of choice can be a daring print like this one or a solid and basic color choice for a streamlined look.
Step 2: Cut It
You want to cut horizontally across your fabric creating a rectangle shape.
Step 3: Slice It Up
Work your way around the bottom half of the rectangle, making clean vertical cuts into the fabric. I chose to go for longer cuts to make longer fringe.
Step 4: Pull Your Fringe
This is where you can really experiment with the fringe pieces. I like to tug on each strand to make the pieces look cleaner and longer. You can also knot the ends, or tie the ends for a different look.
It’s a Forever 21 dress made into a new scarf! Can’t wait to wear this handmade piece out. What do you all think? This was a cakewalk so I know you all can do this one too.
Have an INSPIRED Wednesday!