DIY Fringe Seam Tee.

Supplies: Jersey, 
Small tshirt.

My fringe sleeve/seam shirt tutorial (here) was a hit...unfortunately though, double sided fringe is a one time find. So here is a great way to get the same effect and I just used old jersey. 


Fold a soft jersey strip that measures about 6 inches wide and the length of the shirt (x2) long. Cut pinky size strips starting at the folded edge. You will want a thumb size edge left so don't cut through. 

Pull the jersey so the strips become like string. Then follow the same instructions like I did here to sew to a tshirt. I just did one strip down the middle on this one instead of attaching the trim edges in the middle.

Now that I showed you how to make fringe, you can sew this in the front or back of shirts. Follow this tutorial here, but replace the lace doily for the fringe.

& I finally set up a twitter account so you can follow me @trashtocouture.  I will try my best to keep up! 


  1. Gorgeous DIY! And the cotton jersey makes it a lot easier for me, because I don't own a sewing machine and would be freaked out trying to hand sew lace.

    Definitely going to try this soon!


  2. great DIY! :)
    It looks so nice :)

  3. I've never seen it done like that.... yours looks very good! I'll have to try it.
    Thanks for sharing :)


  4. so simple but awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. So I just discovered your blog and I am in love! Amazing DIYs! I want to do them all!

  6. I looked for an hour for double-sided fringe to no avail... what a great solution. Thanks, I will be trying my own t-shirt soon :)

  7. Great project!


  8. You have some really great tutorials on here I really love this t-shirt DIY!
    You should make a collage on my new website with it! www.amazine.com
    Lauren made a DIY tutorial collage here you can see!

  9. How did you do the arm hole????

  10. I'm also curious about the armhole area! :)

  11. I can not figure out the arm holes. Can you explain. This is so cool.

  12. im making one right now and as far as the arm hole goes i just used a black t shirt and cut the sides so its already an arm shape and i just cut the slits in the fabric and pulled it to make strings as shown in the instructions above. hope that helps :)

  13. Do you have an instagram?

    1. Hello! Any tips on the armhole situation ? X

  14. Love the idea - had a medium shirt & was just getting too booring - instead of doing an insert I just wanted to jazz it up. I Folded it & snipped the fold in about 3"-4" & stretched & it looks just like yours - now I will work on the "too small" ones. Thanks for the wonderful ideas you post.

  15. Could you possibly explain how the armhole looks? I'm really interested and can't figure it out based on the picture! Amazing idea nonetheless!

  16. I am going to use this idea to modify some Zumba wear I have.. THANK YOU! I will post a pick when it's finished!
    this is genious!

  17. I don't get the armhole either and I've been sewing for years. It isn't just as simple as sewing it up the sides because the strips are going the opposite direction on the shoulder.