Fringed Fabric


Project Overview

"When the medium is yarn, small squares, or anything that needs a shape to build on, I use Heat Away because it retains its shape as you build, then disappears with a hot iron, leaving light-as-air projects."
--- Pat

Use this technique to make "fringed fabric" for a vest, jacket, inset, or home decorating project.

About the Artist

Pat Welch, National Educator representing Sulky of America

Pat Welch offers hands-on workshops as well as lectures reflecting her latest patterns and/or whatever crazy creativity she is into at the moment. Her fun, inspirational workshops and wonderful soft sell approach really sells merchandise. Pat is a Free Lance National Educator representing Sulky of America, teaching Sulky “Sew Exciting” seminars throughout the US. Pat has a degree in Home Economics Education from Iowa State University and an advanced degree in Clothing Design from the Art Institute of Chicago.


  • Zig-Zag Sewing Machine
  • Sulky Heat-Away Stabilizer
  • Sulky 40 wt. Rayon Threads:
  • Twin Needle - 3.0
  • Coarse silk or other fabric that frays well. It took 36 three inch squares for the front of this small vest.


  1. Cut 3 inch squares from the coarsely woven fabric.
  2. To fringe, use a pin or tweezers to pull fabric threads out 1/4" around all four edges of each square.
  3. Lay each square on a diagonal on the Heat-Away foundation with edges over-lapping about 1/2"; leave little "peek-a-boo" boxes between each set of four. Pin in place.
  4. Stitch with any decorator stitch through the centers of the squares in both directions. Pat used a 3.0 Twin Needle with an Heirloom Stitch and Sulky 40 wt. Rayon Thread in colors to blend with her chosen fabric.
  5. Remove Heat-Away according to package directions.