Add a Touch of Fringe to Your Bomber With This No-Sew Hack
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Add a Touch of Fringe to Your Bomber With This No-Sew Hack

It’s no lie that the bomber jacket was one of the raddest staple trends of 2016. And in 2017, it’s unlikely to change. We’re carrying over this boss babe look with a moderate twist — enter, the fringe bomber. Drawing inspiration from the boho vibes of leather fringed jackets, I decided to give a flowy, feminine touch to the bomber, which is normally deemed as an edgier piece of clothing. Follow along below to learn this easy, no-sew method. You’ll be sporting your new fringe-tastic bomber in no time!

Isn’t it dazzling? Alright, let’s dust off the shoulders, grab some fabric glue and get to it!

Materials and Tools:

Instructions:

  1. Insert the cardstock and wood plank as protective surfaces between fabric layers.
  2. Measure out the length of trim needed to wrap the sleeves.
  3. Line the trim with some fabric glue and carefully lay it down. Let dry for a few minutes before flipping the sleeve over to secure the backside.
  4. Continue to deck out the jacket with varying lengths of the fringe trim.
  5. (Optional) Use a needle and a light colored thread to reinforce the trim and prevent the ends from peeling off.

Insert the cardstock and wood plank as protective surfaces between fabric layers. This will prevent the layers from sticking together when you adhere the fringe trim. If you don’t have a wood plank, a scrap piece of cardboard will do the trick.

Measure out the length of trim needed to wrap the sleeves. Once you’ve decided on the placement, line the trim with some fabric glue and carefully lay it down. Let dry for a few minutes before flipping the sleeve over to secure the backside.

Pro Tip: To make sure your fringe trim stays intact, dab some fabric glue to the ends. This will prevent any loose strands from coming undone.

Continue to deck out the bomber jacket with varying lengths of the fringe trim. For the upper sleeve, glue the trim on the same angle as the first lines of trim you glued onto the lower end of the sleeve. Flip it over and use the seams to determine where your sleeve trims should end.

Optional: Use a needle and a light colored thread to reinforce the trim and prevent the ends from peeling off.

Voilà, you’ve got yourself a trendy fringe bomber that’s ready to be sported at your next outing!

Just look at those cute pink strands!

If you really want to see them move, do a hair flip (;

Here’s to dreaming up my next fringe-tastic endeavor…

Are you planning to rock your own DIY fringe bomber this season? If so, share your photos with us on Instagram by using the hashtag #iamcreative!

DIY Production and Styling: Karen Pham

Photography: Brittany Griffin

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