grrfeisty: DIY: Upcycled T-Shirt Headband

Thursday, May 3, 2012

DIY: Upcycled T-Shirt Headband

 I found this awesome DIY on the Make it and Love it Blog.
It's one of the easiest and most useful projects I have made. :)

Cut five strips from the T-shirt. I made them about a half an inch wide. Maybe a bit less. Sew a piece of hem around the strips to secure them. Then tuck the hemmed side under something heavy so you can start braiding.

If you visit Ashley's post, she has a photo tutorial set up.
Basically you are going to braid the first three strips. [#1 goes over #2 and #3 goes over #1] One of the three [#1 the first go around] will now be part of 4 & 5. Braid those three. Continue this pattern. :)
It seemed confusing to me at first, but you are simply braiding the left three and then the right three so the braids intertwine.

Daniel wants me to make him a few in black to keep his hair out of his face for basketball. See? They are fashionable and useful! :)

Let's be pals!! :)


  1. Very neat and simple, will have to give this a go

  2. Cute idea!! Too bad I can't sew worth a stitch...

  3. I'd love to give this a try... I can imagine it would take me a while to work out that braiding bit though ;)

  4. Wow this looks great and such a great idea! XxxX

  5. i love this idea, its always great to reuse things

  6. Super cute! I'm excited to try this out. Thank you!