Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How to Make a T-shirt Headband

A while back I saw a tutorial on Instructables on how to make a t-shirt necklace. Best one I've seen so far, in fact. I would link to it but the tutorial has been taken down by the author. Anyhow, the necklace was the inspiration for this headband. Simple directions below.


Supplies:
L or XL t-shirt, preferably cotton jersey
Ruler
rotary cutter

Lay t-shirt flat. Cut one inch strips from the sleeves with the rotary cutter. You should be able to get 8-10 strips out of one shirt.

Stretch the strips until they naturally curl up like the picture above. This also makes the perfect sized headband for the most part.

Place seven or eight loops together. Match up the seams from the shirt.

With an extra t-shirt strip, wind it around all the t-shirt loop seams. Tie in a knot. Tuck the loose ends into the knot you just created.

Should look like this when you're done.



28 comments:

ohthecuteness said...

Ooh! Very cool! I love all the new recycled t-shirt crafts that keep popping up, and yours is another great one!

Michelle said...

love head bands...thanks! and great pic!

Corvus said...

Cute! I'll have to give that one a try.

Jingle said...

Holy Cute! This so may have just made my crafting list for tonight! I love this!!!

Kristin said...

I am excited about this idea - I might just have to steal one of husbands shirts...that looks really great!

justthelittlethings said...

Another clever idea! I need to clean out my closet/drawers and this will be on the top of my list with some old t-shirts. Thanks again!

librarianism said...

That's cool!

baballa said...

Looks great in your head, i have so many tees that i will try for sure!!!
xo

Beth said...

Cute! This I gotta try...

guurrrl said...

I love this! Great upcycle and super cute. Do you mind if I tweet a link to your blog?

Ayie said...

that's a very cool headband! it looks so good on you =)

Ashlee said...

I love it! You are so pretty!

Yarni Gras! said...

VERY cute! Thanks!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, I *love* this! It's gorgeous! I'm so bummed the Instructables necklace is gone. I've been wanting to make that for awhile. Oh well, now all my tee's will become beautiful headbands. Thanks so much, I'll be linking!

Richardson's Randoms said...

Love this!!! I'll be making some for gifts. Thanks so much for sharing!
~Kimberly

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

I do believe I've got to try that right now. So cute!

*~kAy~* said...

i love headbands! <3
and you make it look so unbelievably easy! <3
thanks for sharing this tutorial! you are so creative!

debi said...

Great idea, my daughter will love them, (me too)

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

I have a niece who digs headbands . . . one of these might just be under the Christmas tree for her this year! :>) Linked to this on my weekly roundup which can be found here. Thanks!

Household 6 said...

Oh my gosh, THAT is FABULOUS!!!

Katie @ Cheep Ideas said...

Love love love!! Looks so cute and comfy!

I've featured them on my site today, and you can grab an "I've been featured" badge if you'd like.

Thanks for sharing!! :)

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Hey friend, you look so pretty in these pics! I'm linking up to your tutorial on CROQzine today!

Lily said...

Very cute! Will come in extra handy now that my hair is at an awkward length and generally unmanageable. Thanks!

All Natural Katie said...

Love the idea! Thank you for the tutorial. I am going to make the headbands instead of buying new ones for the gym.

Virginia Celoria said...

Great tutorial! Another awesome use of an old t-shirt. I included it in my roundup of fabulous and free headband tutorials and you can check it out here: http://darlingadventures.com/?p=470

Anonymous said...

A youth size shirt would work great for a newborn! I cant wait to make this :-)

JstB4Drkns said...

Thank you so much for a wonderful tutorial! I have dreadlocks and am always looking for new headbands, etc. I made one of these last night out of a t-shirt that I was going to use to cut and braid to make a better fit and the headband was very easy to make following your instructions and I didn't waste the shirt sleeves that I was going to cut off anyway! :)

loves2spin said...

This is great! I will try it today!