Close-up of a no-sew sarong made from cotton voile. The sarong has selvage edges along its length and fringed edges along its width.
You can easily avoid all the hemming involved with the DIY Sarong by selecting the right fabric and doing a little fringing.
Start with 2 yd (1.8 m) of a lightweight woven fabric that is 36-45" (91-114 cm) wide and has nice-looking selvages (the selvages will end up as the finished lengthwise edges of your sarong). See Diagram 1.
Fringe the short, raw edges of the sarong by pulling out the crosswise threads until you have 1-3" (3-8 cm) of fringe on each edge. A seam ripper is helpful to grab individual threads. You can leave the fringe as-is or create tassels by knotting it as shown in the DIY Wide Fringed Scarf.