double braided headband made from t-shirts

Today’s project is another great way to use old t-shirts. Since we have lots of old shirts and we wear lots of headbands, this project has been done many times around here in many different ways. Here’s the latest version. With Labor Day approaching I thought we could use a red, white and blue headband. The thicker headbands have been more appealing lately, and t-shirt fabric is perfect for this because it’s super stretchy and comfortable.

I started with strips of t-shirts and made two braids. You can see on the red strip that it was too short so I tied two pieces together. It’s okay if you need to do that because the knot can be tucked in later.

braided t-shirt strips for headband

I laid the braids down side by side and sewed them together by hand. It only took a few minutes.

sew braids together

Once the braids were attached I measured how big I wanted the headband to be and sewed the ends together like you see in the photo below.

sew ends together for headband

You know that we love upcycling things around here. Soon we’ll have to come up with ideas for upcycling all the headbands we’ve already upcycled from t-shirts!

double braided t-shirt headband

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4 Responses to Double Braided Headband

  1. We have a lot of shirts too – I think my volleyball playing daughter would love this!

  2. Christine says:

    LOVE how it turned out! So pretty!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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