We love turning something that’s no longer fit for purpose into something new; it’s great for creativity as well as the budget and environment. Today I have a guest post from Katie giving a tutorial on how to make your own T-shirt headband.
Since making a sparkly door letter for my little lady I’ve been itching to make her something else but I haven’t had the money to buy anything new. Sound familiar?
What if I told you that you can make a new headband within 15 minutes and only use materials you’ve already got at home? Well you can and all you really need is an old t-shirt!
Things to dig out:
- An old t-shirt
- Sharp scissors
- Glue gun or needle and thread
How To Make Your Recycled Headband
Cut two 1 ½ inch thick strips off t-shirt, chop off the bottom first so there’s no hem on either strip. Also cut an oblong out of the sleeve or shoulder area, about 4 inches by 3.
Stretch the two strips as far as you can until the fabric rolls in on itself.
Lay the first strip down in the shape of a fish, with the top strand laying over the top.
Add the second strip as a backwards C on top of the first piece.
Lift the top fishtail and place over the top of the other strip.
Tuck the bottom edge of the backwards C underneath the fish to point out from the upper side of its head.
Weave the top edge of the backwards C over the upper edge of the fish and under the strip tucked underneath the fish. You should now have a mangled looking cross.
Gently pull on the four strands of the cross until you get a knot in the middle.
Using the extra piece of fabric you cut earlier ( don’t worry if your cutting is as dodgy as mine ), place the ends of the strands on top of the scrap and prepare either your glue gun or needle and thread.
Use your glue gun to apply hot glue along the fabric and roll, then glue again into place. OR roll the fabric around the ends of the strands then stitch through the centre to fix into place.
Katie’s bucket list is huge and her bank balance is way at the other end of the spectrum, but she loves her life with her husband and little baby girl and couldn’t be happier to share her loves on Blooming Fiction.