Do you love the look of fringe? My best friend does, so when I make anything for her I include fringe. I find it highly annoying, but she loves the way it looks on all of her western wear/ tack for her horses. The thing about fringe is when you take the time to make clean even cuts it looks super nice.
Types of Leather You Should Use
First Chunk Measurements
Once you have your leather you are going to measure out how big you want it for your project. I recommend taking your project and measuring out the length you want to cover, then cutting your chosen type of leather to that same length. The width depends on how long you want them but make sure you have at least a 1″ spine.
Second Measurements for Fringe Strands
This is where it starts getting tedious. You are going to want to grab a ruler or fringe template and measure out the width you want for your fringe. Mark where you are going to cut. I generally stick with a 1/4″ fringe. Once you mark where you want to cut then you start cutting; easy enough.
Cutting the Leather
The key to creating professional looking fringe is to keep your cuts as even and as straight as possible. When making fringe for a purse you have less cuts to make so it is easier to accomplish this but also more noticeable if you mess up. If you are cutting it for a pair of chaps there is a lot of cutting involved and can become quite tedious.
How to make cut fringe can be summed up as you need to have patience and a steady hand.