Apr 5, 2014

DIY T-Shirt Scrap Headband

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Supplies

  • 3 pieces of orange t-shirt cut to approximate 2” wide & 24” long
  • 3 pieces of white t-shirt cut to approximately 2” wide & 24” long
  • Additional t-shirt scraps in smaller pieces for creating flowers
  • Needle & thread (and sewing machine if available)
  • Scissors
Begin by tying the six full size strips of t-shirt together or sewing across the ends of all six pieces.  Separate the strips, alternating colors.
Using a simple braid, braid all pieces together.
Braid until you’ve reached the end of the strands and sew ends together.
When you reach the end, either run the strands through the sewing machine to secure or sew with your needle and thread.  Unknot the other end, and sew the two ends together (inside out so the seam will be on the inside of the headband when worn.
Next, you’ll begin making the decorative flowers.  While there are several options for making easy flowers, this headband features a quick and easy option.  Begin with a strip of t-shirt in one of the two colors and fold it in half.  Prepare your needle and thread with enough thread length to gather all of the t-shirt onto it.
Begin twisting & rolling a strip of fabric for the first flower.  Start a coil by and tacking it together with your needle and thread.  Continue to roll and twist into the coil, tacking it together until you’ve created a flower the size you desire.  
Repeat with additional sizes & colors of flowers.
Finally, attach the flowers to the braided band with your needle and thread, making sure to secure well.

Finally, attach the flowers to the braided band with your needle and thread, making sure to secure well.



1 comment:

  1. Awesome headband and tutorial! Have a great day!

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