To fringe a shirt, cut off the hem, and cut vertical fringe strips. Add one or more beads to each fringe strip, and tie a knot in the bottom to keep the beads in place.
- Prepare the shirt
Select a long knit shirt or a shirt in a fabric that won't fray. Cut off the bottom hem of the shirt. If you want the fringe to fall in a curved shape, cut the shape directly into the shirt tail.
- Mark the fringe length
Decide how long you want the fringe to be. Measure that length up from the center of the shirt fabric, and make a mark with a washable fabric marker. Continue around the bottom of the shirt, making small dots as you go. Connect the dots with a line.
- Cut the fringe
Starting from the bottom of the shirt, cut straight up to your fringe line. Move the scissors over 1/2 inch, and repeat the cut. Do the same around the bottom of the shirt.
- Secure the fringe
Slide one or more plastic beads onto a fringe strip to keep them in place. Tie the end of the strip in a small knot. Repeat the process around the edge of the shirt until every fringe strip has a bead.