Sunday, September 25, 2011

5 Strand T-shirt Headband

When I saw this tutorial on Make It and Love it for a braided headband out of an old t-shirt, I knew I had to try it. The five strand braid, I must admit, was a little intimidating but after reading through the instructions very carefully I was able to make one with no mistakes the first try (yay me!). Of course little girlie snuck in the craft room just as I had finished up sewing the braid together and she wanted to try it on (above). I have since made one a little smaller for her so it stays on better.

The long sleeved shirt I got at the thrift store specifically to cut up. $2 I think.
I loved this particular shade of yellow, perfect for fall.

My freshly cut strips ready to be braided, I went with 1.5 inch strips.

Five strand braiding actually became fun....might do a belt in the future...

The finished product.

So if you have any old t-shirts laying around this would be the perfect project. It may seem daunting but Ashley explains it really well in her tutorial, give it a try!
By the way, out of those five strips I cut I was able to make the one for me and for S. I still have a lot of shirt left to make other stuff like flowers, a scarf maybe... oh the possibilities!

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  1. Thanks for the tutorial, I've seen these headbands around but have yet to make one. Now I have no excuse I will be trying this out.

  2. BRILLIANT idea!! As always, you are so clever! I've gotta give this a try...have to make some for me and my nieces!


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