Hey y’all! I don’t know about you but I’m so done with winter right now. I’ve sewn so much with sweater knit, flannel and fur this season, my sewing machine (and vaccuum!) needed a break. What better way to lighten things up than sewing a breezy tank top?
I have always loved fringe, but I’ve never been sure how to wear it without looking like I was wearing a flapper costume. I think this fringe tank top strikes the balance between sophisticated and feisty!
For this top I used the Colette Sorbetto Pattern, (go download it right now, it’s FREE!), but I omitted the front pleat. For this tutorial you can use any basic shirt pattern as long as it is for woven fabric. Or, you can use an existing tank top! The fringe I used is 4″ Chainette Fringe Trim and can be found HERE.
Fringe Tank Top Tutorial:
- If you are using a shirt pattern, follow the instructions in the pattern but do not sew a hem. If you are using an existing top you’ll have to cut off the hem, otherwise it will be too bulky.
- Use pinking shears, a zig zag stitch or a serger around the bottom edge of the tank top.
- Starting at one of the side seams, pin the fringe to the bottom edge of the right side your tank top. Go all the way around, and when you get to the side seam where you started cut the fringe trim. Make sure it meets up but doesn’t overlap. The fringe should be facing upward.
- Sew the fringe onto the tank top using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
- Press the fringes down and then top stitch it all the way around.
Now you have a swanky new top! This is a really fun layering piece, but it looks fabulous on it’s own. What do you think of the fringe craze? Love it or leave it?