how to add fringe to a sweater

Copycat: Stolen Girlfriends Club Fringe Sweatshirt

My heart beats twice for fringe so when I saw this sweatshirt originally worn by Jenny Slate on Parks and Recreation earlier this season, I took a screen shot and added it to the to-do list!! (For those Parks and Rec fans, you can head over here to HelloGiggles to read the post with the full TV tie in! This is one of my faves on TV and Jenny's character is the best. I heart Mona Lisa Saperstein!) It was a basic grey sweatshirt with suede fringe on the front of it...

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

...made by Stolen Girlfriends Club.

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

To me, it was the perfect piece to DIY. This is something that can easily be done with a grey shirt that’s already in your collection or one scored from Old Navy (which is the one that I used).

Here’s a rundown of the supplies you’ll need:

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

1. Suede fringe trim from your local craft store (this is from M&J Trimming)

2. Fabric glue or thread (Aileen’s Fabric Fusion is a great option)

3. Grey sweatshirt (here’s the Old Navy one I used (*it's on sale for less than $6!! but there isn't full sizing. Here’s another great option from Kohl’s that can also work.)

I began with my grey sweatshirt and placed the trim in a V shape to mimic the original piece.

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

With the V shape made, I began to pin the fringe trim in place.

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Once the trim was pinned down…

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

…I grabbed a magazine to put in-between the sweatshirt layers…

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

…and started to glue the trim in place. This is a heavy duty fabric adhesive so the trim will stick super duper well! If you have a sewing machine, a quick stitch at the fringe seam will work like a charm as well.

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Once the glue dried and the trim was affixed, it was time to wear the sweatshirt!

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

Jenny Slate is my brunette sista.

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

I totally shoulda made that face.

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

This is such a comfortable piece to add to the wardrobe...

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

...and it couldn't be easier to make!!

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

JS' tiger necklace is totally legit too.

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

I opted to go sans necklace, but you can get a matching version of hers at TopShop. The more I look at it the more I want it!

Hello Giggles - New Dress A Day - Parks & Rec - suede fringed sweatshirt - DIY

DIY eagle necklace soon? Just might be the next project on the agenda!