Fringed Edges | Purl Soho

This is a simple way to create a fringed edge without worrying about the fabric unraveling.

Fringed Edges | Purl Soho

Using a coordinating thread color, sew 3/8 inch in from your edge (or edges in this case.) In the photo, above, we used a contrasting thread to clearly show the sewn lines, but your stitches should be nearly invisible.

Fringed Edges | Purl Soho

Working one side at a time, pull out the threads that run parallel to the square’s edge. Pull the threads one by one until you have reached the line of stitching. Use the sharp point of a straight pin to help pick each thread.

Fringed Edges | Purl Soho

If a thread is partially caught in the stitching, carefully pull it until it hits the seam line.

Fringed Edges | Purl Soho

Trim the thread close to the seam line.

Work all the threads at the seam in the same way.