Thursday, April 7, 2011

2 Head bands from a sleeve

So I got my kid 2 long sleeve t's on clearance.  We made this out of the first one:

The second one, she just wanted a plain brown t, so I cut the sleeves off and hemmed them.  But then I was sitting there w/ 2 sleeves and I thought they would make great headbands.  I was just kinda playing around, so I didn't take any pics.  If I would have know they would turn out so great, I would have.  They were so easy you don't really need pictures.
Plain brown t-shirt (imagine it has long sleeves if you want to see the before)

(sorry the color is weird, but you've been warned about my photogrpahy)
Step 1: Cut one sleeve into 5 equal portions.
Step 2: Take one piece, tie a knot in the end and then wrap the piece around the knot to make a flower. 
Step 2: Hot glue the flower to circle of felt. 
Step 3:  Take another piece of sleeve and sew it to either elastic to fit your head.
Step 4:  Sew the flower on the headband
Step 5: Admire how cute you look.

For this one, I just took the remaining 3 parts of the sleeve and braided them together.  Then I cut a pony-tail holder in half and sewed it to each end.  Cute?

I still have an entire sleeve left-the possibilities!

Linking up here.



  1. YAY! Thanks for the idea! I have a couple of shirts that I've been trying to figure out what to do and I think I'll make headbands this weekend! :)

  2. What a cute idea, and now you have matching accessories for your t-shirts! :)

    Tnx for stopping by to link this up at Who Made What? Weekends!

  3. I absolutely love your repurposing! Spring truly has sprung.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. What a great idea, you really got your money's worth out of the shirts ;-) - maks :-)

  5. What a great idea! Those are so cute and we are so glad you linked this up to Inspiration Friday this week!

  6. Recycling clothes into better clothes! :) I love it! Now if only I could sew... ;) Here from crafty life...have a great weekend!

  7. I just love it. Super cute! I recycle clothes all the time and it saves tons.

  8. love these! I want to make something like thi oon - thank for the inspiration!

  9. Love those! I have 3 little girls so we are always looking for more hair bling ideas. Thanks!