Blogger Widgets

How to: A headband from an old shirt

I love recycling my old clothes as much as I can. I hate to throw something out if I can use it for something else. This might be another reason that I'm pretty sure I will grow up to be on Hoarders one day. Anyway...I was cleaning out my closet, and I found this old pink shirt. It was definitely from my "post-partum" era and would no longer fit anyone on earth who wasn't shaped like a lactating potato. But I love the color. Instead of tossing it into the "donate" bag, I decided to cut it up and do something with it. 

First of all, (well, after you remove the bottom portion of your shirt to save for a later project.) cut the sleeve free from the shoulder.

Then I cut two diagonal strips from the sleeve. This was a 3/4 sleeve shirt, so there wasn't a whole lot to work with.

Then I gently stretched the loops that I had cut so that they rolled a bit. Most t-shirt material will roll when you stretch it, plus it doesn't really fray. No-sew FTW! 

Next, I laid the loops over each other.

Somehow, I managed to make it so the two loops were connected. I'm still not sure what I did, to be honest.  It was kinda like when you looped jelly bracelets together as a kid. I have tried a couple of times and still not made it do what I did here...mystery knot!

Pull your mystery knot tight. If you are lucky, like I was, you somehow figured this out AND managed to get the seams inside this mystery knot. 

 Last, but not least, fit it to your head and tie it tight. And when I say tight, I mean tight. T-shirt material is stretchy. You don't want this falling off your head later in the day. This headband is not only adorable on five-year-olds, but it is dead handy for keeping your hair back while you put on make-up. Or give yourself a facial. Or scrub your bathroom's a real multi-tasker.

my fabulous model. She works cheaply.

Look at her eyelashes? How is that fair?

hooray, mystery knot.


  1. I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.


We love to hear from you! Your feedback, comments, compliments, questions, etc are always appreciated...especially the compliments! ;)

Please don't post a link to your own blog *unless* you're linking to a related post (same/similar technique, theme, shade, etc). If you comment using your Google account, your blogspot blog can easily be found in your profile. If you want us to check out your blog, please contact us through email or on twitter.

Spam, harassing comments, and those blatantly promoting blogs or websites will be deleted.