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No-Sew T-Shirt Headband Tutorial

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I’ve been seeing that a recent trend for headbands have multi-straps and knots. I love to upcycle and refashion things, so I thought I’d give it a go.

To see how to make Tshirt flowers to add to the headband, view that tutorial here

It ended up being super easy. Here is how I did it.

Take a shirt that you don’t want anymore, here I took an old gray one.

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First, cut the bottom seam of the shirt off. Then cut two strips that are at least 1″ (you can make it wider if you want to).

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Take the two strips and pull them to make them curl. They should look like this once you do.

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Now, take one strip and cross the legs. It will look like a support ribbon. I did the right over left leg.

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Now, take the other strip and place it over the first making a “U” shape.

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Here is where the fun (and slight confusion) begins. Take the right leg of the ribbon shaped piece and place it over the other strip.

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Take the left side of the U shaped ribbon and place it underneath the top loop of the other strip.

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Now, take the right hand side of the U shaped strip.

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With the right side strip you will go OVER the ribbon shaped strip, then UNDER the U shaped strip. It’s just like weaving.

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And this is what it should look like once you have weaved the strips together.

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Pull the ends of the strips to tighten the knot. (You can make the knot as loose as you want it).

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Cut a small square from the T-shirt.

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Match the ends of the strips and loop the square piece through them.

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Take a hot glue gun and glue one side of the square strip.

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Pull the other side of the square to the glued side and fold it over to seal it.

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And there you go! Your very own headband! 🙂

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To see how to make Tshirt flowers, view my other post here

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