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.
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).
Take the two strips and pull them to make them curl. They should look like this once you do.
Now, take one strip and cross the legs. It will look like a support ribbon. I did the right over left leg.
Now, take the other strip and place it over the first making a “U” shape.
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.
Take the left side of the U shaped ribbon and place it underneath the top loop of the other strip.
Now, take the right hand side of the U shaped strip.
With the right side strip you will go OVER the ribbon shaped strip, then UNDER the U shaped strip. It’s just like weaving.
And this is what it should look like once you have weaved the strips together.
Pull the ends of the strips to tighten the knot. (You can make the knot as loose as you want it).
Cut a small square from the T-shirt.
Match the ends of the strips and loop the square piece through them.
Take a hot glue gun and glue one side of the square strip.
Pull the other side of the square to the glued side and fold it over to seal it.
And there you go! Your very own headband! 🙂
To see how to make Tshirt flowers, view my other post here