T shirt Headband

I do a 5 strand braid in my girls hair as a hair headband every so often.  Today as I was doing that I thought to my self, “self you could so make that as a t shirt head band.”  So I did.
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{sorry about the rubbish pictures, I craft a lot at night when the light is bad}
First, take an old t shirt that you won’t mind cutting up.  I used one of my hubbys that never fit him.  Then you are going to want to cut strips horizontally starting at the bottom of the shirt.
step 0
First cut off the hem line.  Put that aside, we will use it to make the flower.  Then cut five more strips.
step 1
Once you have them all cut, tie one end into a knot.  This will give you a place to start braiding from and it will keep it from unraveling.  Spread out your strands so you have five long lines.
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You are now going to take the first strand on the right side.  This will be your weaving strip.  Weave it through the other four by going under, over, under, over.  Then put it down to be the last strand now.
step 3
Repeat this.  Always use the strand to the far right as your weaving strand and then leave it down as the last strip and start again with the strand from the far right.  Always go under, over, under, over.
step 4
Keep going until you have braided the entire length.
 
step 5
Tie a know in the opposite end when you are finished braiding.  At this point you can measure your head and sew both ends together cutting off the excess.  I opted to leave mine as a strand and tie it under my head.  I don’t like when head bands get stretched out and won’t stay in place.  Since t shirts can be stretchy anyways,I can now synch it up as it stretches.
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At this point you could leave your headband as is.  It looks like a cute braided head band, but I thought it was a little too plain.
 step 7
Remember the hemmed edge we set aside from earlier.  I decided to use it to make a rolled flower embellishment.  Start at one end and fold it in.  Then twist your fabric as you wrap it around.  I used a needle and thread to tack it every so often.
 
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After using my needle and thread to sew it onto the headband, I still thought it looked a little frumpy.  It was better but still plain.
 
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So I decided to add some beads.  I took several sizes and sewed them on in random order.  Much better don’t you think.  It’s amazing what a little pop of contrast can do to a project.
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And here once again is the finished project.  Not bad for a quickie after the kids are in bed project.  Again I apologize for the bad pics.  I would love to see yours if you make one of these.  It would be cute in different fabric.  I can see a cute little girl wearing this in polka dots or a pop of bright pink.  So many possibilities.

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Comments

  1. music notes says:

    That looks fun to make and turned out very cute!

  2. I love this! It looks easy to make (always a plus for me).
    Following you from Mingle with Us blog hop.

  3. Hi, I am a new follower and can't wait to read more of your blog.

    Morela

    http://myview-finder.blogspot.com
    http://addsomechaos.blogspot.co

  4. Nice!! thanks for stopping by. i am now one of your newest followers!

  5. You are so creative! Hi there! New follower from the blog hop. Great blog you have! Hope you could follow me back. Thanks!:)
    http://aimee-girltalk.blogspot.com

  6. That's awesome! I've never made a 5 strand braid so this might take some practice! Thanks for your sweet comment and for following me at whimages. I'm your newest follower too!

  7. Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun says:

    This is really cute! LOVE IT!

  8. Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun says:

    I am a follower here and on facebook! Can't wait to know what book you are starting!

  9. Thank you so much for becoming a follower and checking out my tutorial!!! I love this headband, and love that it can be made out of things I have:)

  10. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    This is a super cute headband. I love the braid paired with the rosette! Great job!
    Thanks so much for linking it up to Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes!

  11. Cute! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm now a follower.

    Melanie
    youmadethat.blogspot.com

  12. Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims says:

    this is so cute! I love it!! thanks for your comment on my blog :)

  13. Well! I've never even heard of 5 strand braiding! I'm so impressed…and I THINK I can do it! I'll let you know!

  14. gail@myrepurposedlife.net says:

    Cute, nice tute! Thanks for sharing @ ccc!
    gail

  15. What a great idea! I love it! Thank you for sharing!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

  16. nitalinb says:

    Excellent. I love it.

  17. Sweet Floweret says:

    I love this!
    I'm launching my first linky party next tuesday. It's for projects that cost less than $10 and take less than 20-30 minutes. Would you consider linking up with me on my first linky party endeavor? Thanks!
    http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com
    Tina

  18. I love recycled t-shirt crafts! This is a great one! Love it!
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