DIY - Fringe Sweater

On Wednesday I posted an outfit post featuring a sweater I added fringe to.  If you want to make one for yourself all you need is a basic long sweater, about 2 yards of fringe trim, thread, and a sewing machine.  My sweater is from TJMaxx, but you may already have one you want to spice up.  The fringe I used is just like this one from JoAnn.  I was also thinking this would be really fun on the bottom of a shorter skirt or dress to add something special.

To start out I measured the hem of the sweater, making sure to stretch it a bit since it's a knit.  Then I did the same for the fringe adding about 2 extra inches.

I pinned the fringe onto the outside hem, but not the front placket, overlapping the pieces about a half inch.  I also tucked the fringe under a half inch at the beginning and end so no raw edges were loose to unravel.

I sewed the fringe onto the sweater making sure to back stitch at the beginning and end for security.  I swept the fringe out from under the sweater as I sewed to keep the fringe pieces from getting sewn under my bobbin thread.  Any time you sew with pins make sure to pull them out as you go.  No one likes breaking needles!  You may also want to do two rows of stitching to keep the threads from sliding around later.  After sewing all you have to do is slowly remove the stitching that holds the fringe pieces together to make cutting and sewing easier.  If you add fringe to a project make sure you comment here or post on Twitter or Instagram and tag me!  xoxo, Mallory