DIY woven fringe top

Supplies: tshirt, long sleeve 


Throw back post to one of my favorites. Simply use a tshirt or jersey and add this trim to a sweatshirt or hoody for a fun look.
 I created this cool technique and love the way it looks along seams and edges. 

Cut 2 strips from a tshirt, measuring about 8inch by as long as a tshirt (front and back sides). 

Fold over about 3 inches.

Cut even strips about the width of a pinky up to about 1 inch from the edge. 

Pull strips to create strings.

When weaving the top strand goes over the bottom and you pull the bottom strand through and continue. Here is a post of me showing how to do this including a video of the process if you need more instruction.
Tip: secure the bottom with a bobby hair pin until ready to sew. 

Weave again. It will get tight but pull the suckers through...it will end up looking like a braided weave. 
Secure the end by sewing the left over strings together. 

Cut even strips to the edge of the weave. 

Pull into strings and loop tie sets of 2 together. 

Cut the seams of each sleeve.

Flip the sleeves inside out, place and pin the trim along the edge. Make sure the woven part of the fringe is right sides together with the front part of the sleeve. Unless you want it on the back.

Sew as close as you can to the weave.


  1. This is really cool! You make it look so easy too.

  2. Great idea and perfect for the upcoming fall.

  3. You're a genius! I've been following your blog for quite a while now, and I must say, you're a genius! Ooops, did I just say that twice? Haha! Great DIY.

  4. That idea so great and easy. You have new Spanish followers :) We love your DIY. We have a new DIY on our blog. You are invited. A big kiss

  5. OMG this is amazing! Write next DIY project!!



  6. What a good idea ! I love it !

  7. Love it!! I've scheduled a post for later tonight on Craft Gossip, linking to your tutorial. When it goes live you can find it here: