Usually when I start my spring cleaning one of the first things I do, is to go threw all of my clothes and start a goodwill pile. Most years I just give it away and don’t think twice about it. This year, however, I thought it would be fun to recycle some of my T-Shirts and this is the project that I came up with. So, gather up those t-shirts you no longer wear, and make one or two, or three of these cute DIY T-Shirt Scrap Headbands! This would make a great DIY gift for someone on their birthday, for Christmas, or even just because. I know my little granddaughter, daughter, and daughter in law would love to get them.
DIY T-Shirt Scrap Headband
3 pieces of black t-shirt cut to approximate 2” wide & 24” long
3 pieces of white t-shirt cut to approximately 2” wide & 24” long
Additional t-shirt scraps in smaller pieces for creating flowers
Needle & thread (and sewing machine if available)
Step 1 Sew or secure together with a knot the six strips of fabric. Separate the strips into thirds, each strand containing a strip of each color.
Step 2 Using a simple braid, braid all pieces together.
Step 3 Braid until you’ve reached the end of the strands and sew ends together.
Step 4 Turn the headband inside out and sew the opposite ends together.
Step 5 Begin twisting & rolling a strip of fabric for the first flower. Start a coil by and tacking it together with your needle and thread. Continue to roll and twist into the coil, tacking it together until you’ve created a flower the size you desire.
Step 7 Repeat with additional sizes & colors of strips to create a desired number of flowers.
Step 8 Lastly, sew the flowers to the braided band with your needle and thread, making sure to secure well.
I hope you will find the steps easy to follow! Happy Upcycling!