These days I can't seem to get enough of fringe... Fluo fringe, no less. I've already made a denim pencil skirt covered in fluorescent orange fringing that cascades in layers, so to avoid losing the plot and fringing up my entire wardrobe, I've managed to rein myself in and instead make a fringed belt; something that can be added to almost any outfit - a plain pencil skirt, a bodycon dress, a high waisted bikini (oh my!) - to add a bit of shimmy. Here's how I did it:
DIY Fringed Belt
- Some scrap fabric - more than enough to go around your waist
- Loop fringing - I used two layers around my waist
- Button/hooks & eyes/snaps
- A sewing machine
- Matching thread
Step 8: Almost done! All that's left to do is add your fastening of choice. Sew on a beautiful old button you want to show off, keep the lines clean by sewing in some hooks & eyes or add some strong snaps. I chose snaps this time to complement the slightly tacky Western look I've gone for: dark stretch denim, fluo pink fringe and clean white snaps, reminiscent of a faded denim shirt.
Hey presto and there you have it. A detachable shimmy belt for those days when all that's missing is a good ole bit o' fringe.