Beth Huntington shared this DIY on eHow. In it, she will show you a brilliant way to reuse old T-shirts and sweaters to make cute headbands. Here’s how:
First round up some old shirts that you no longer use.
Once you have your shirt picked out, cut two 1.5 inch strips across the bottom section of the shirt.
Next, stretch the strips out as much as possible, since this will make the strips roll inwards so that the headband feels much more substantial.
Take one of the strips and make a loop in the same way that is shown below. Be sure to pay special attention to which side you used to cross over on top of the other, the left end should be above the right end.
Now take the other strip and place it on top of the loop in a “U” shape over the ends of the loop.
Once you have it set, take the right end of the loop and place it above the “U” while keeping the left end underneath.
Then, take the left end of the “U” and place it underneath the loop in the direction of the right side.
Next, take the end of the right side of the “U” and thread it through the big loop. It should go under and over the left side of the “U.”
Pull tightly on the four ends of cloth at the same time. You should end up with a beautiful decorative knot in the middle.
All that’s left is to secure the ends of the headband together. To do this, cut out a rectangular piece of fabric from the shirt that is big enough to wrap the two ends together.
Beth used hot glue to hold everything in place, but feel free to use whatever is most convenient. You can even stitch them together if you like.
With the glue applied, roll up the ends into the piece of square fabric.
And just like that, you have yourself a wonderful new accessory for your hair!
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