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« on: May 01, 2008 09:56:42 AM »

I work at a high end athletic store and we have these Ibex headbands for sale at $20 apiece.

I thought that was a little pricey, so I decided to make some out of thrift store t-shirts.


here's how to make it:
First, make sure your shirt or clothing has some stretch to it. Also it should be at least 16 inches wide.

cut from the front and back a strip that's 16 inches x 3/5-4 inches (depending on how wide you'd like it and how big your selvages are).

With right sides together, stitch the long sides of each piece and trim the edges. Then turn right side out and iron flat.

Then, with the ends of the big strip, make two basted seams

Pull the top threads of each seam so that it gathers like so:

Do this to the other side too.
Then measure five inches of wide elastic and sew it to the end of the big strip.


Put a safety pin through the other end of the elastic and draw it through the short strip.

then sew the other end of the elastic to the other end of the big strip.
Turn the edges under of the short strip and sew over the elastic and gathered edge on both sides.

Ta-da! A comfy trendy headband.
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008 10:08:03 AM »

Awesome idea!!

I now have a weekend project. Thanks so much for the tut!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008 10:13:51 AM »

Yours is so much nicer, more fun, and all around better than storebought.  This would be a great way to repurpose beloved but old t-shirts as you can incorporate designs like you did.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008 10:20:22 AM »

Very clever! I love this idea. I haven't worn a headband in ages. But I have have to make one anyway.
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008 11:29:34 AM »

Wow! I've been meaning to make some of these for a while. Your's is awesome!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008 02:33:41 PM »

 Cheesy Thanks- great tutorial! This is such a good idea- when I see these in the shops I think how much cheaper (and cooler) it would be to make one but haven't got round to it. Now I've no excuses! Would look especially good if using matching material to outfit.
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2008 02:44:37 PM »

How cool is this? Think of all the nifty tees you could make into headbands..old rock tees, etc.. Cool beans!
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008 02:30:31 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial!!! This is a great project!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008 10:35:53 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial. They look so comfortable. This was posted on CraftyCrafty: http://www.craftycrafty.tv/2008/07/how_to_turn_old_tshirts_into_g.html
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2008 10:05:14 AM »

Wow, cool. Thanks to whoever put my tutorial on another website. I'm flattered.
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