Welcome to Wednesday! This week I made headbands out of the sweaters I thrifted for a (possibly failed) skirt project. All the sweaters had turtlenecks, so I just cut them off, sewed a seam and ta-da! Since these were already shaped in tubes, I couldn’t put a seam on the inside without cutting the tube and re-sewing, and I was feeling much too lazy for that. So I folded the turtlenecks with the right sides out and did a zigzag stitch right there on the outside for the first one, then I just did a regular stitch for the rest. Being neck sized, they all stretch perfectly to fit our heads.

thrifted 70s rainbow sweater

thrifted turtleneck sweaters

turtle neck from rainbow sweater

sewing rainbow headband

cut off turtle necks

I guess I’ve got a seventies vibe going on right now. I really like the vintage rainbows, so in addition to making a rainbow headband out of the turtleneck, I also used other parts of rainbow to embellish a couple of the other headbands. I just cut off the sleeve, ran a thread around the inside of the circle, cinched it up and added a button for the center. It was pretty easy and will happily be added to our growing headband collection. I think this is a great way to upcycle old sweaters.

sewing red rainbow

rainbow flower

finished turtleneck headbands

My model agreed to wear the headbands for the photos, and liked the headbands with rainbow embellishments, but she said the solid rainbow headband made her feel like she should be on a Richard Simmons workout show. So she showed me what she really thought of the that one.

blue headband with rainbow flower

green turtleneck headband

red rainbow headband

rainbow headband

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Once Upon a Weekend @ Family Ever After
Shine on Fridays @ One Artsy Mama
Head 2 Head Showdown @ I Can’t Stop Crafting
Anything Goes @ Bacon Time
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Fun Stuff Fridays @ Toys in the Dryer
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different Act Normal
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sunday’s Best @ My 1929 Charmer
More the Merrier Monday @ DIY Home Sweet Home
Made With Love Link Up @ Sew Chatty
Tip Me Tuesday @ Tip Junkie
Weekend Warrior @ Ask Anna
Cutesy Monday @ Destination Craft
Get Your Craft on Tuesday @ Today’s Creative Blog
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2 Responses to Wear It On Your Head Wednesday #6

  1. […] To see what else I made with these sweaters, click here. […]

  2. Those are very fun & festive headbands! Thanks for linking up to Destination: Cutesy Monday! Have you checked out my Glitzbandz giveaway I’m having? I’d love for you to enter!

    XO! Kathryn
    http://www.destinationcraft.blogspot.com/2012/02/glitzbandz-giveaway.html

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