DIY Fringe Pillow

DIY Fringe Pillow

Have you noticed that fringe is EVERYWHERE now?  I’m LOVING it on shirts, swim suit tops, purses, you name it.  I love it so much, in fact, that I decided to bring it into my home decor with this fun DIY!  The best part… this project is NO SEW!  

I grabbed one of my husbands plain white t-shirts (Thanks, Joe!), a plain white pillow, some scissors and some fabric glue – that’s it!

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Once I had everything, I was ready to get to work.


I started by cutting off the bottom of the shirt.  By removing the hemmed part of the shirt, it made it quite a bit easier to cut the fringe.


Then I cut the fringe.  I drew a line on the shirt measuring the same height as the pillow. I didn’t measure the fringe cuts exactly, I just eyeballed all the measurements and tried to keep them all about the same size.   I cut all the fringe up to the line on the shirt.


I only cut as much fringe as I needed (the length of the pillow).  As you can see, I didn’t go all the way across the shirt.


After I was done cutting, I went through and pulled each piece of fringe.  It makes the edges curl up a bit, making them look a bit more “finished”.


See the difference between the pulled fringe and the not pulled fringe?


After all the strands were pulled, I took a highlighter and marked where I wanted to cut the fringe.  I think the angled fringe is so cute – so I went for that look!


I cut along where I marked – and this is how it turned out.  Loving it!


I took fabric glue and folded and glued the top edge down to give it a finished look.


Then I glued the whole piece along the top seam of the pillow.

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That’s it!  How easy, right?!  I love it!  This would be so fun in all different colors!  What do you think?

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20 thoughts on “DIY Fringe Pillow

  1. Vanessa says:

    How cool is your pillow and so easy to make. I want to do this now. I love that you shared this at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you. Thank you for sharing and have a great week. I have pinned this project!

    • The Cofran Home says:

      Thanks so much, Ann Marie! Yes – I would love to try it with different colors, too! The possibilities are endless 😉 Have a great week! xo

  2. Ariel says:

    So simple and so perfect!
    I love how you upcycled the T-shirt into Home decor! I did somsthing similar using scarves for throw pillows back in April!

  3. Laurie says:

    Such a fun idea and it really turned out great. Would not have guessed that a T-shirt was involved! Love it! Pinned to share. Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

    • The Cofran Home says:

      Thanks, Maria! I love white too – so clean and classic. Maybe I’ll have to look into a video – thanks for the idea! 😉

  4. Mary-the boondocks blog says:

    This is such a cute and easy diy craft Mary. It kind of reminds me of Elvis when he was going thru his white jumpsuit with fringe stage. Love it. I am going to pin and share and I want to thank you for joining us this week and providing us with much sweet inspiration.

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