Supplies: T-shirt, scissors, sewing machine or needle and thread, ruler, pen (optional), hot glue (optional)
Time: 10 minutes
I’ve decided to continue with the t-shirt theme today. I love the idea of headbands. They’re a pretty and easy way to keep your hair out of the way. Unfortunately, my head is ridiculously sensitive and most headbands give me a headache. So I was really excited when I found this t-shirt headband idea. Since it uses the stretch of the knit fabric instead of tight elastic it works like a headband without giving me a headache.
I dug through my fabric stash and found the bottom of a knit dress in a beautiful color. Perfect!
First measure your head and cut a strip of fabric (about 1.5-2” wide) to that length. After you measure you can mark on the fabric or just eyeball it. Just make sure you don’t cut it too short. Cut out your strip of fabric.
I made one of these last week, but found that as soon as I stretched it over my head it was a little looser. By the time I’d put it on a couple times it was stretched a lot and didn’t stay on. So this time I thought I’d pre-stretch the fabric. Give the strip of shirt a little tug to make the edges curl under a bit.
Flatten the strip (it’ll still curl a little, but not as much). Fold the fabric lengthwise with the curled parts together. Sew a quick seam down the side to make your headband. I wrapped mine around my head first just to make sure I had the right fit.
You can stop there, but I took the advice of the article and made some little fabric rosettes. I found some contrasting fabric and cut a little strip of that.
Twist the fabric and spiral it around to make a little bloom. I used some hot glue to keep it together. You can hand sew these if you want, but I used my handy-dandy hot glue again. I love hot glue! Attach the flower(s) over the seam so it won’t show.
And it’s ready to go!