As a college student, you’re constantly attending football games and other school activities and want to have school spirit, but still have a lot of style to! Worry not, my child, here is a tutorial on how to make a fringe tassel tee with an off-the-shoulder vibe to add school spirit and at the same time stand out in the crowd. The fringe t-shirt is very trendy in Southern California and uber popular amongst festival goers at Coachella. Click here to see the top 2015 Coachella fashion trends seen on the celebs.
This DIY fringe tee is a great way to transform an ordinary t-shirt into a hip t-shirt and it’s super duper easy for any DIYer. Have fun!
- T SHIRT (size down if you are working with a men’s t-shirt)
- Chalk (optional)
- Arts and crafts beads (optional)
DIY: How To Make A Fringe Tassel Tee
~ this tutorial is for an off-the-shoulder tee ~
How To Make The Off-Shoulder
Step 1. Lay the shirt out on a flat surface. Choose which side of the shirt will fall off your shoulder.
Step 2. On the OPPOSITE side, begin cutting right next to the collar
Step 3. Continue to cut alone the collar, gradually cutting closer to the sleeve. Before cutting you can make a small incision about 1 ½” – 2” from the collar as an end point. You can also use the chalk to draw a dotted line from one side to the other to be extra sure of your line.
Step 4. You can also trim an inch or so off the end of each sleeve or you can just roll them.
How To Make The Tassels
Step 1. Begin by cutting along the seam at the bottom of your shirt
Step 2. Next, you may want to try the shirt on and use the chalk to mark how high you want your tassels to be cut
Step 3. Start from one side of your shirt and cut AN EVEN NUMBER of lines to the marked places about an inch apart (or however wide you want each tassel). You can cut both the front and back of the shirt simultaneously.
Step 4. Stretch out each tassel to make it skinnier and a little flimsier.
Step 5. Tie a knot between two tassels that are next to each other (NOT front and back) leaving about an inch of space.
Step 6. Make a second row of knots by grabbing the left string from one knot, and the right of another, and tying those together.
Optional: knot in a bead at each layer.
Finished! Now throw on your favorite pair of high-waist shorts or skinny jeans and rock your new tassle t-shirt!
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