Remember the Boot Toppers I made a couple of weeks ago out of an old t-shirt? I used the sleeves on that project. With what was left of the t-shirt, I made these button headbands:

three button headbands

Here’s what I did:

I cut a strip from the bottom of the t-shirt up to the shoulder, cutting through the front and the back. I cut that long strip in half.

cut strip

With one of the pieces I overlapped the ends that weren’t attached and sewed on three buttons. Easy.

three blue buttons

With the other piece, I tied it in a knot and sewed three buttons to each side of the “bow.” Also easy. Look at the card some of the buttons were on: I love old advertising, and especially how it says that these buttons have been the choice of smart women for more than 95 years. :)

six buttons on bow

For the last headband, I cut three strips from what was left of the t-shirt and pinned them together at one end.

start of braid

Then I pinned that same end to the knee of the jeans I was wearing so that it would be stable while I braided. Once braided, I sewed each end of the braid so that it wouldn’t unravel.

braided headband

Next, I sewed the ends of the braid together and added a tube of t-shirt material around that part so it wouldn’t look so messy. I picked out a few buttons and sewed each button on by hand. You might be able to use a glue gun for this part, but I like to wash my headbands, so I just sewed the buttons. This last headband was a little more time consuming, but still only took about 20 minutes.

Here are the headbands in action. Pardon my pictures; it’s a lot harder to get a clear photo of the top of your head than you might think!

button bow headband

overlap headband

braided headband

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15 Responses to Three Button Headbands from One T-Shirt

  1. […] out this post to see what I did with the rest of this […]

  2. Lauren says:

    I love these! The bow headband is my favorite.

    I’d love for you to link up and share:

  3. Love this idea! Super cute! I’m having a linky party on my blog and would love for you to link up! Here is the address

  4. So cute I can hardly stand it!!! Thanks for linking up at Overflowing with Creativity! I’m glad we’re bloggy friends!!

  5. Dee says:

    Super cute idea! The buttons are from my area.


  6. April says:

    I love this! It is too cute. I just cut up a couple of shirts to make scarfs and was wondering what to do with the rest.

  7. I love this idea! :o) fun way to recycle old tees! I’m visiting from the frugal girls.

  8. Rachel says:

    So cute!!! I really like the one with the bow and buttons… I need to make some now!!!

    I’d love for you to show these off at my party


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