This is a shirt that I actually made for Gracie’s spring Look Book…but Ruth has commandeered it and wears it as a crazy dress/tunic thingy ma bobber.
Here’s a photo of a sad Grace wearing her stolen shirt.
I told her I’d make her another one after I buy some more fringe but that wasn’t helping on picture day. Not one little bit.
Anyway…this post isn’t about our sibling shirt rivalry it’s about how to add fringe to the hem of a shirt so let’s get to it.
The first thing you do is pin your fringe to your garment (right sides together) with the fringe pointing up instead of down.
Next baste (or sew) your fringe to the garment exactly how you pinned it on.
And finally if your garment is lined just pin on your lining then sew, flip, and top stitch as you usually would.
However, if your garment isn’t lined then you can simply fold your fringe down, iron, and top stitch.
It’s an easy way to add character and whimsy to any item.
Just be careful if you have a fringe loving little sister…
In that case you may want to save the fringe…or make two of the same garment!
PS—The fringe that I used is just the faux fringe trim that you can buy by the yard at places like JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby. (And for this shirt I used exactly one yard of it.) It’s inexpensive (less than $5 per yard) and washes well.
(I wash items with this fringe on cold and then lay flat or hang to dry.)
Bless by Tone says
oh my, they are just too cute!
oh that little ruth is so precious!
Jennifer Lachman says
I can see why Ruth stole it. If I were 2 ft tall I would want to wear it as a dress as well.
I can understand why Grace stole that dress. It’s so cute!
I need a concrete wall like that for my photoshots…
Sorry! I miss understud who stole the dress/shirt!
It fits perfectly the two girls…