DIY: The Fringy Tank


Adding a little fringe to my wardrobe was a lot easier than I thought.

I’ve been seeing it everywhere. The fringe. After seeing lovely projects by Kingdom of Style and Style Bubble’s fringe tights, I was incredibly inspired. After my… ‘ooh, you should do this, and you should do that’ with fringe I thought I might give it a go myself. To tell the truth, I’m not well versed in home economics. I don’t have a sewing machine and all my crochet projects end up looking like amoebas. However, I was pleasantly surprised how adding a little fringe to my wardrobe was a lot easier than anticipated.

Step 1: The Materials

I don’t have a sewing machine. Heck, I didn’t even have a needle and thread. I did have a rather mom-ish black tank picked up from the 1EUR bin at the flea market.
1. 1 Meter (Yard) of Chainette Fringe

2. Thread

3. Sewing Needle (And some pins… I didn’t have them, but so I just used the other needles in the pack)

4. A garment for embellishing

Step 2: The First Row

Here I just cut the fringe to line half the collar of the tank. I then pinned the fringe. Using the backstitch technique, I sewed the fringe along the collar, making sure to reinforce both the begining and the end with an extra stitch.

Step 3: The Second Row

The first row is a lot easier because I used the collar as a guide. Where I placed the second row was a bit trickier. I used the measurement of about two fingers width distance, and pinned the second row. For the second row, I was a bit more careful about pinning, and watching where I was going.

The Finished Fringe

You can add as many rows as you like, but I decided with this particular tank, to stop at three. Now I have a fringy tank that’s both stylish and subtle.

Now, that this all took less than an  hour, I’m just thinking of what else I can add fringes too….



jennineDIY: The Fringy Tank