Here’s a DIY fringe t-shirt refashion that your tween girls will love. It’s an easy way to recycle t-shirts that are too big, too short, or stained. Plus…it will entertain them for a little bit, so you can finally have about 30 minutes of peace this summer. Just beware: aspiring young fashionistas may try to cut up all sorts of clothing after. Ask me how I know.
We started with a big, boxy t-shirt.
Cut off some of the width from the side seams if necessary. You may also want to re-shape the sleeves if it’s a lot too big; like ours was.
Have your tween pin and stitch the side seams; or help out here if you like. This is a good project to introduce kids to sewing. We’re pretty much destroying a shirt; so it’s no big deal if stitches aren’t perfect.
Then the fun part: chop chop chop! They can add beads if you like. Girls may also like this idea: Fringe Net Tutorial. It shows how to tie fringe into a cute netted look.
Sleeves are fair game. She can cut them to shreds if she likes.
And really, why stop there? My girl nipped into the neck ribbing too. But after that…you can probably stop. Ha!
In fact, we may have gotten a little too scissor happy in the front…but no biggie. If your tween marks her lines with chalk and a ruler, and she’ll get a cleaner result.
Have you been getting creative with kids to beat summer boredom? I have a new Tween Crafts board on Pinterest. I’m thinking about changing it to a group board so we can swap ideas. Let me know what you think!