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How do you fringe a shirt?

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To fringe a shirt, determine where you want the fringe to begin, and mark it by drawing a line across the shirt in pencil. Make 1/2-inch to 1-inch marks from that line to the hem of the shirt, then use scissors to cut along the marks to create the fringe.

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  1. Choose where to start the fringe

    Put the shirt on to determine where you want the fringe to start, either above or below your navel. Take the shirt off, and mark it with a pencil. Use a ruler and the pencil to draw a straight line across the shirt.

  2. Mark the fringe lines

    Line the ruler up with the hem of the shirt. Make 1/2-inch to 1-inch marks with the pencil across the hem. Use the ruler and pencil to draw straight from the marks on the hem to the first line you drew on the shirt.

  3. Cut along the fringe lines

    Cut off the hem of the shirt, then cut the shirt along the marked fringe lines to create the fringe. Make sure you are cutting through both the front and the back side of the shirt.

  4. Stretch the fringe

    Pull on each fringe to stretch and make it skinnier. You can leave the fringe as is, add beads, or tie decorative knots in the fringe.

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