Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fringe Tutorial (For Those Who Asked)

I just HAPPENED to take pics as I was doing the fringe.

I wanted to be sure I could remember MYSELF what I did.

FIRST, I sewed a 1/4" stitching line the whole length of the crosswise grain cut piece which I cut at 2 1/2" wide.  I did that so I would know WHERE TO STOP cutting the strips and not cut the entire way through the other side.

Here you can see where I sewed the whole length of the strip with white thread and a short stitch.

Then I got my 1/4" quilting ruler, and I used it to cut 1/4" wide strips UP TO the stitching line.  Sometimes, I went a tiny bit through it, but that didn't matter since knit does not ravel.  I tried to go just TO it though.


I applied the Steam-a-Seam 2 LITE 1/4" tape to the entire bottom of the blouse, and I ironed the fringe to the SAS.

Then I sewed the strips to the bottom of the blouse sewing just a smidgen over the white stay stitch I had sewn earlier.  I just added one strip after the other.  I did not sew the strips to each other.

Then I went back to the sewing machine to finish.

I flipped the fringe to the inside.  (Sorry, no pic.)  The fringe was down flat with the sewn edge flipped to the back side of the hem area, and I sewed all around the blouse bottom.

It took longer to do the fringe than to complete the rest of the blouse, but it was worth it.

I love it!

I think I'll do another one.

Hugs, Joy


  1. Hi Joy. I love this blouse on you, I think it is probably one of my favorites, and it is so flattering on you, color, fit and stylish. What more could we ask for? Thanks for the step by step, it's funny but sometimes the simplest embellishments came make such a difference. Thanks for sharing with us. Jane

  2. Hi Joy, Love this top. Thanks for showing how you did the fringe. I enjoy your blog weather it is sewing related or just watching you chat on your swing. Thanks

  3. Cute top love the fabric looks good on you. Thanks for the demo.

  4. This goes back to a far earlier post - one from when you were attending a LC class in OKC with Philly. In one pic you are waring a blouse that seems to have a hwte background iwht fall colored designs - I lvoe that collar, isn't that style one that is supposed ot be flattering to everyone? is it one of hte LC patterns by chance? I don't think I could use hte entire top pattern, too much fbaric but I could easily place ht collar/upper part on another of her blouse patterns if this is indeed one of her..............funny, I sne t PM by clccking upnedneath your name on a SG post and a very nice Joy retunred it to me saying she knew who the Joy was that I intended htis for and sent me the link as wlel as hte info that she knew ou would not mind my contactingyouj, tha you were a really sweet gal Nice frined. thanks for your time and hlep.

    1. Sorry, I hit send before Spell Check..........hope you can make out my intended question.............

    2. Oh, my! I have no idea what blouse I was wearing to the LC class. I have been to two. The one in Tulsa was years ago. Louise fitted a pants pattern for me while I was there, and I have made it over and over. I'll see if I can find the post you are referring to. Louise's pattern have a LOT of ease. I always make extra small with her patterns or they swallow me. I also have to add bust darts as she usually relies on the ease for that.
      Hugs, Joy


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