3 headbands

I thought I’d see how many different headbands I could make out of one t-shirt. So I grabbed a shirt from our donation pile and went to work. Here are the three headbands I came up with. I still had enough t-shirt left to make more, but my responsibilities as a mom and wife kicked in and I had to stop the crafting.

Here’s the shirt I started with:


I started by cutting off the sleeves.


Next I twisted the sleeves together and machine sewed the ends. I attached a strip of t-shirt to make the back of the headband, after holding it up for size.


Here’s how it looks:


For the next headband, I cut two strips from the bottom of the t-shirt.


I cut the seam off on one side of each piece, so I had two long strips. I linked them together, like this:


Then I added some red beads that I had. I put both ends of one strip through a bead, and both ends of the other strip through a bead. Then I scooted the beads as close to the middle as I could, making the spot where they’re linked together look like a knot, or another bead.


Then I sewed the ends to another piece of t-shirt to create the back of the headband. Here’s what it looks like:


For the last headband, I cut three strips from the bottom of the t-shirt.


I cut off one of the seams on each piece so I had three strips. I sewed one end together.


Next I braided the strips into a long braid. I folded the braid in half, and sewed on another piece of t-shirt to create the back of the headband.


Here’s how the last one looks:


I hope you enjoyed my personal challenge. If you take on your own headband challenge, I’d love to see what you come up with!

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5 Responses to One T-Shirt, Three Headbands

  1. Jamie says:

    Love these. The last one is my fave. Would love for you to stop by and link up to More the Merrier Monday.

  2. Brenda says:

    Call me if you want some t-shirts…I have some samples you can have to enhance your new creative outlet!!

  3. Jen says:

    Cute! Thanks for linking up! ~Jen

  4. Sovanna says:

    Cute idea!

    Thanks for linking it up!

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