Vegan Leather & Fringe
Fringe is so Fun!
I feel like a kid, twirling in my fringe. Its such a fun design element to add to clothing or bags. Anyway, I was in the fabric store, browsing when I was supposed to be shopping for fabric for another project and I came across this brown faux leather that was 40% off! Everyone knows I love a sale and since it is Fall, I figured I’d get some to play with.
About two weeks ago, I posted on my status that I wanted to make something with fringe and coming across this faux leather seemed like the stars aligned just so I could have some creative fun! I hope you like this tutorial, its super easy, and yes, FUN!
What we’re making is a basic pencil skirt with a fringe detail at the bottom.
For this project you will need:
Fabric (I used 1 yard, but I’m a size 1)
9in Zipper (optional: depending on the stretch of your fabric)
Clips/ Pins (pins may damage your leather – test a small spot to see if it leaves a hole)
**2 things before we get started: the amount of fabric you will need, depends on your size. I used 1 yard, which is good for a size 0 to 1 since this faux leather has some stretch to it. Secondly, installing your zipper will depend on if your have a big difference between the size of your waist and hips. For those hour glass and pear shapes, if there is a big difference it is best you add a zipper. **
First you want to pull out a pencil skirt that fits you well. (Best trick for making your own pattern) Lay the skirt on the fabric so that the direction of the fabric your tracing it on, the stretch is going horizontal and not vertical.
Next you want to trace an outline of your pencil skirt and add ¼ in seam allowance all along the edges of your skirt. **Be sure to add length at the bottom for the fringe. You can determine how long you want yours.**
OPTIONAL: Some may or may not want a waist band, but if your do, follow this step. Next you want to determine how wide you want your waist band. Double the width and cut that out adding one inch to the length; put it to the side for later. **This should just look like a long rectangle.**
Next, cut out your skirt and put right sides together and sew along each side. ** Option:Be sure to mark where you will insert your zipper and put a pin so you can do a loose basting stitch along that portion.**
Next you want to attach your waist band. Your skirt should still be inside out. Fold it in half and pin it all long the inside of the top portion of your skirt. **Be sure you sew it so that the raw edges will face the inside of the skirt. I used a zigzag stitch since the fabric has some stretch.
Then, if you have a zipper, this is when you want to attach your zipper.
Now the skirt is essentially done minus the fringe detail.
To add the fringe detail, cut ¼ in slits up the skirt. To make it easier on yourself, using your tailors chalk, mark these lines and your stop line first before you cut.
Now turn your skirt right side out and go have some fun!
Checkout the YouTube tutorial here:
I hope you liked this super easy fringe skirt.
If you are on Instagram, tag me @ImSimplyD & let me know how yours comes out.