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Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.
Step 1
If your shirt is new, wash and dry it to remove sizing.
 
TIP: Do not use fabric softener or a dryer sheet, since these can prevent your shirt from absorbing color properly. 
Step 2
Lay your shirt out on your working surface. Cut horizontally across the bottom of the shirt to remove the hem.
 
TIP: It’s ok to cut across the front and back of the shirt at the same time. Just make sure to match up side seams as well as front and back hems so that you’re cutting evenly.  
Step 3
 Decide how high up you want the fringe to go on your shirt. Cut a piece of masking tape and place it horizontally across the torso of the shirt at that point. 
Step 4
Begin cutting the fringe. Place your index finger onto the shirt to roughly measure the width of each piece of fringe before cutting. Make your cuts as smooth as possible, cutting through both back and front sides at the same time, all the way up to the masking tape. 
Step 5
Continue cutting pieces of fringe all the way across the shirt. If desired, you can cut open the side seams up to the masking tape as well. Pull on each piece of fringe to lengthen it. This will cause the edges of each piece to curl inward. 
Step 6
Lay the shirt on a few pieces of parchment paper to protect your surface. Follow the instructions on your can of ColorShot® to spray dye onto the bottom of the fringe. Let dry, then add more color, layering applications so that the most intense color is at the very bottom of the fringe. Once dry, repeat for the shirt’s back side. 
Step 7
Cut away the sleeves of the T-shirt.
 
TIP: Follow the armhole seams, cutting about ½" inside the seam for both sleeves. 
Step 8
Before weaving the sides of the shirt, make sure your side seams are straight on either side. About ½" away from the side seams, begin to cut horizontal slashes about 1" long and 1" apart from each other. The slashes should run from the bottom of each armhole to the point where fringe begins. Pull on each fabric loop to loosen it a little. 
Step 9
Begin weaving the fabric loops as follows: find the second loop from the top (near the armhole). Pull this loop up through the top loop and then down again in front of it. Find the loop below that one (third loop from the top). Pull this loop up through the second loop and then down again in front. Continue to weave the loops through each other until you’ve woven the final loop. 
Step 10
Tug on the final loop a little to lengthen it, then snip it open with scissors. Tie the two ends together to finish the braid. Repeat for the other side of the shirt.­­
 
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