DIY Fringe: 25+ Festival-Friendly Sewing Patterns
From fabulous DIY fringe shirts to far-out fringe bag patterns, this collection has everything you need to learn how to sew fringe!
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From flower-power fashionistas to boho beauties, everyone can agree on one thing: fringe. This fabulous fabric technique cuts your fabric into thin strips, thereby giving any sewing project a fun, textured flair. Using fringe for sewing is fun and on-point with the latest fashion trends.
Fringe is associated with so many iconic looks that it works for just about any style! Give a bohemian update to a tote bag for a relaxed and trendy feel. Cut up a couture crop top to look like your favorite '80s icon. Or, if you're in a far-out mood, you can add some funky fringe to a vest and look like a '70s disco star.
If you're as obsessed with the subtle and earthy flair of fringe, then you've come to the right place! We've compiled all of AllFreeSewing's best fringe patterns in this stellar collection so that you can be ready for anything from a music festival to your kids' trick-or-treating.
You can even learn how to add fringe to any project, be it a pair of jeans or a bland bag you've had in your closet for ages. Just follow this simple tutorial, Fringe 101, and you'll be a fringe fiend in no time! For more awesome free sewing projects, patterns, and tutorials, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, Sewing It Up.
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Fringe Clothing: DIY Fringe Shirts, Skirts, Tanks, and Vests
What's the best way to show off your fabulous fringe? By wearing it, of course! This collection of funky fringe clothing patterns will have you looking festival-ready in a matter of minutes.
Sew up a Roaring Twenties-inspired top for when you're feeling twirly or a fringe mini skirt for a night on the town. You can even make a 30 Minute Fringe Crop Top (shown) to complete your trendy '80s-inspired punk look!
Whatever clothing you make for yourself, you're sure to be complimented everywhere you go!
- Gatsby Fringe Tank Top Tutorial
When you're doing The Charleston, there's nothing like having your moves pop by wearing the right outfit! This Gatsby Fringe Tank Top will have every twist lighting up the dance floor.
- One Hour Funky Fringe Vest
Want to give your wardrobe a boho '70s vibe? This One Hour Funky Fringe Vest is just what you need to give any ensemble an earthy, laid-back look that your friends will fawn over!
- Yeehaw Cowboy Costume
With subtle fringe on the pants of this Yeehaw Cowboy Costume, your little ranchhand is sure to wrangle up the best treats this Halloween! The Wild West has never looked so adorable.
- Wild Wild West Vest
If you need an easy Halloween costume on a budget or simply want to surprise your little cowboy with a dress-up-friendly piece, then look no further than this Wild Wild West Vest!
- Micro Mini Simple Skirt Pattern
Flirtatious, girly, and fabulous, this Micro Mini Simple Skirt is something every girl should have in her closet. It's impossible not to fall in love with the glitter and fringe of this piece!
- Fringe Skirt
You'll twist and shake all night long in this playful yet elegant skirt pattern! It's so simple to sew, but all of the finely detailed fringe layers make it look like it was professionally sewn.
Everyone has that old pile of unworn t-shirts that sits in their closet year after year. Whether they're too small, too drab, or the wrong cut for you, your old t-shirts can get a second life with this free, downloadable eBook on t-shirt upcycling ideas! "9 Ways to Transform Old T Shirts" eBook
DIY Fringe Purse
If there's one thing all women know, it's how important purses are to complete an outfit! Give your ensemble a pop of color, a hint of glitter, or a sleek finish when you select the perfect bag.
Without having to overhaul your entire wardrobe, you can still get all of the hottest retro fashion vibes with these simple fringe bag patterns!
Sew up a tote that will make you look both designer and relaxed with bags like the Boho Fringe Bag Pattern (shown). Don't need all of that extra storage space? Sew a smaller fringe masterpiece to give your ensemble subtle bohemian flair.
Functional, far-out, and fast to sew, these DIY fringe purses are just the sewing projects you've been waiting for!
- Fabulous Fringe Bag Pattern
Give the traditional purse shape an eye-catching update with this vogue Fabulous Fringe Bag. You won't be able to resist this pattern's sleek faux suede and daring design.
- Phoebe Fringe Purse Tutorial
The lightweight design and retro '90s vibe of this Phoebe Fringe Purse make it the ideal accessory for any bohemian fashionista. You'll want to carry this darling design all year round.
- Fringed Bag Tutorial
On your way to a festival and don't want to carry a giant purse all day long? Then you'll positively adore this ultra-chic Fringed Bag Tutorial! Carry just what you need in this sleek chain purse.
You don't have to wait for a complete pattern to come your way in order to add some fringe! With this beginner-friendly tutorial, you'll learn how to add funky fringe to any sewing project. Find it here: Fringe 101
How to Wear Fringe: DIY Festival Accessories
No outfit is complete without the right accessories! Accent your trendy fringe look by donning some ultra-chic DIY fringe projects.
Though many pieces of jewelry cost you an arm and a leg, this DIY fabric jewelry will keep your wallet full. Not only that, but this fabric jewelry also eliminates the heavy, pinching, and cold discomforts of traditional jewelry.
If you're ready to be the vintage vixen of any get-together, then what are you waiting for? Give any ensemble an immediate update with trendy pieces, like the DIY Stitched Fringe Tassel Hoop Earrings (shown).
- Knit Fringe DIY Necklace
Statement necklaces are all you need to turn an outfit from drab to fab, but now you can get a high-class look without the cost! You'll be comfy and chic in this Knit Fringe DIY necklace.
- No-Sew DIY Leather Tassel Keychain
Jewelry isn't the only way to accessorize. There's no need to buy a new bag just to give your outfit an extra couture flair. This No-Sew DIY Leather Tassel Keychain will do the trick in minutes.
- DIY Tassel Earrings
With a lovely jewel and bold tassel body, these DIY Tassel Earrings will be your new go-to jewelry for fancy nights out. You can give any outfit an instant boho beautification with these pieces.
Want even more ways to give your ensemble extra snazziness? With these 17 simple accessory sewing tutorials, now you can make any outfit pop with an utterly unique DIY flair. 17 Easy DIY Accessories
Fringe Scarf DIY
Just because you're looking fashionable doesn't mean your neck has to be chilly! Look trendy from autumn to winter with these DIY fringe scarf patterns.
The best part about these scarves is how diverse they are. Fringe doesn't always have to give you a boho edge if that's not your cup of tea. Find everything from quirky, kid-friendly designs to biker-couture in this list. You can even sew a neutral piece any teen would fall head-over-heels for, like the Fast No Sew Fleece & Fringe Scarf (shown). Even festive holiday wear is covered with these versatile patterns.
Give your winter gear a fabulous fringe update with these simple sewing tutorials. Whether you sew these DIY scarves as gifts for your friends or keep them for your personal collection, they're sure to make you smile.
- 20 Minute Fringe Blanket Scarf
Edgy, sleek, and cozy, this 20 Minute Fringe Blanket Scarf will turn any fall outfit into a fabulous fringe masterpiece. The best part? It takes less than half an hour to sew it up.
- Refashion an Old Scarf
When your scarves lose their wow-factor, don't throw them out! Give your winter accessories a second life by upcycling them into fashionable fringe hoodies or neck cowls.
- Simple Fleece Scarf
Colorful, quirky, and kid-friendly, this Simple Fleece Scarf is a cozy, beginner-friendly piece you can make in less than an hour. Only 1/3 yard of fabric is needed for this design.
- Fall Fringed Scarf
Fall is the season of fringe! Now you can give any outfit a delicate and feminine flair by sewing up this Fall Fringed Scarf. Don't give your look the same-old fringe look when you can opt for an elegant lacey edge.
- How to Sew a Chiffon Scarf
Chiffon? Yes, please! Lightweight, sophisticated, and neutral, this Chiffon Scarf pattern can be paired with any style and still look fabulous.
- Raveled Edge Summer Scarf
You don't have to wait for it to get chilly outside to break out your fringe scarf tutorials! You'll look like a summer goddess in this lightweight Raveled Edge Summer Scarf.
DIY Fringe Home Decor
Fringe isn't just for the fashionable dressers of the world. If you want to deck every part of your life in high-fashion fringe patterns, then you'll go ga-ga over this DIY Fringe Home Decor!
In this hip collection, you'll find everything from party decor to bath mats. You can even find some patriotic patterns to channel your love of the American Wild West.
Want to make a snuggle-friendly fringe piece? Sew up a DIY decorative pillow, like the Fringed Heart Cushion (shown), and any sofa, armchair, or bed will look professionally designed.
- Fourth of July DIY Star Banner
You don't have to spend a fortune to make your Fourth of July bash a hit. With cheap felt and upcycled denim fringe, this reusable decor is just what you need this summer.
- Fringe Bath Mat Tutorial
Even your bathroom can be a decorative wonder when you follow this simple Fringe Bath Mat Tutorial! Keep your floors dry and designer with this DIY home decor.
- Quick Burst of Patriotism Pillows
Do you love America? Show your patriotism in the coziest way possible with these red, white, and blue fringed pillows. American flags have never been cozier!
- Tassel & Trim Pillow
If you want to give your living room a country house feel, then look no further than this Tassel & Trim Pillow! You'll want to put this Southwest-style pillow in every room.
- DIY Boho Tassel Beach Towel
Bring your boho style to the beach with this beginner-level sewing project! You can make one of these tassel-trimmed towels in under an hour.
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