Ever since I wrote this style post I’ve been thinking about adding leather fringe to one of my many pairs of cutoffs (I wear almost nothing else all summer long).
So the other day I went to M&J Trimming to pick some up…
I found FEATHERS.
All you need: half a yard of the desired trim (you actually need less – unless you want to do the back pockets, too, in which case you need a bit more – but half a yard is the minimum most trimming stores will sell to you) and some E6000 Medium-Viscocity Adhesive.
Apply a thin layer directly onto the denim and lay your trim over the top. Don’t use too much adhesive, or things will get messy fast.
(I tucked paper towels into the pockets so that they wouldn’t stick together in case of overflow/dripping.)
And then I wore them all weekend long.
**Note: You cannot throw these things in the washing machine, obviously, but they can be washed – carefully – by hand. If you’re using a trim as delicate as feathers, I’d also recommend picking up some extra so you can replace it when it starts to look dingy – the entire process really takes only about five minutes, so a little upkeep shouldn’t be a problem.