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DIY Fringe Pillow

3 Materials
$10
Easy

Have you noticed that fringe is EVERYWHERE now? I’m LOVING it on shirts, swim suit tops, purses, you name it. I love it so much, in fact, that I decided to bring it into my home decor with this fun DIY! The best part… this project is NO SEW!
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I grabbed one of my husbands plain white t-shirts, a plain white pillow, some scissors and some fabric glue – that’s it!
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I started by cutting off the bottom of the shirt. By removing the hemmed part of the shirt, it made it quite a bit easier to cut the fringe.
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Then I cut the fringe. I drew a line on the shirt measuring the same height as the pillow. I didn’t measure the fringe cuts exactly, I just eyeballed all the measurements and tried to keep them all about the same size. I cut all the fringe up to the line on the shirt.
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After I was done cutting, I went through and pulled each piece of fringe. It makes the edges curl up a bit, making them look a bit more “finished”.
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After all the strands were pulled, I took a highlighter and marked where I wanted to cut the fringe. I think the angled fringe is so cute – so I went for that look!
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I cut along where I marked – and this is how it turned out. Loving it!
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I took fabric glue and folded and glued the top edge down to give it a finished look.
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Then I glued the whole piece along the top seam of the pillow.
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That’s it! How easy, right?!
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3 of 8 questions
  • Would it be even easier to use the hem at the bottom of the T-shirt to be the finished top of the fringe? You could cut the shirt at the length you want the fringe and then cut towards the hem.

    • Lala Loopsy
      on Apr 29, 2018

      I like it just the way she did it. It gives the fringe a more of a "tassel" look, more free flowing..

  • Vernie Streff
    on Apr 26, 2018

    What what did you do to the top of the T-shirt? Did you cut the arms off?

  • Vernie Streff
    on Apr 26, 2018

    What what did you do to the top of the T-shirt? Did you cut the arms off?

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  • Chandra
    on Jun 13, 2018

    Wow! Your pillow looks so beautiful 👍👏 I think I would like to copy your idea.

  • Lana
    on Nov 1, 2018

    Your fringed pillow looks PERFECT!  Your choice of white-on-white was on-trend & beautiful! Even better next to the cobalt blue & white!!    CONGRATS!


    (Just a thought: Some DIY pillows I've seen look just plain sloppy, especially newly-covered ones where the underneath pillow design can plainly be seen through the cover-material! That should be a "no-no" no matter what type of pillow we're DIY-ing!)

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