DIY Fringe T-shirt


First off, you need a rad t-shirt you don’t mind cutting up. We’re using this Sublime shirt featuring their album 40 oz to freedom.

What else you need:

  • Scissors
  • Cardboard or other sturdy material for an eye-shaped stencil
  • Marker
  • Scotch tape

Let’s get comfortable:


Step 1: Lay the t-shirt flat on the floor and create an eye-shaped template from cardboard or another sturdy material. The template should be 4.5″ from the center of the eye shape. Width should be same as t-shirt.

Step 2: Trace the shape of the eye onto the front of the shirt.


Step 3: Cut the front AND the back of the shirt along the LOWER curve. Then, cut ONLY the front of the shirt along the UPPER curve to create a hi-lo effect.

Step 4: Try on the shirt and decide how high up you want the fringe to be. Place a piece of tape as a guide and remove the shirt.

Step 5: Begin cutting the fringe, through the lower and upper curve, to the tape. Each fringe should be approximately 3/8″ to 1/2″ wide, depening on preference.


Step 6: Remove the tape and try it on! Fast and simple hi-lo fringe t-shirt to get you through those summer days.

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