I decided to be a hippie for Halloween this year but I couldn’t find a vest with fringe. My mom and I made this one out of a fleece throw. They were two for six dollars and there was enough fabric in one to make two vests. Now we have an extra throw to play around with too.
Iron on transfers
Needle and thread
1. Fold fleece in half and lay on flat surface.
2. Lay a vest that fits you (or a tee-shirt with the arms tucked in) on top of the fleece with shoulders at the fold of the vest.
3. Trace around neck arms and sides of garment with a piece of chalk. We did not trace around the bottom because we wanted to leave it long for fringe.
4. Cut out neck of garment.
5. Cut out sleeves and down the sides. Do not cut shoulders.
6. Cut a straight line down front of garment, leaving the back uncut.
7. Stitch from bottom of armhole to where you would like the fringe to begin on both sides.
7. Lay fabric on flat surface with front and back aligned.
8. Cut strips through both layers of fabric from bottom to where you would like the fringe to stop.
9. Create a V neckline in front by alligning front panels and cutting diagonally through both layers from top of neck downward.
10. If desired, apply iron-on transfers to the back.
11. Decorate front with pins!