. . . for Lauren and Lauren: DIY Knit Headband

June 17, 2014

DIY Knit Headband

DIY knit headband
knit headband diy

Now I've definitely bought my fair share (plus some) of headbands for Addilyn, but have made quite a few myself.  Sometimes it is so much easier to buy them.   Etsy shops have way cuter fabric and take no time, which is appealing for sure.  However, these really are super easy, don't take more than ten minutes per headband and since I made them from old t-shirts are free!

I had this old apple tank top that I wanted to use.  (Funny because besides being too short I thought this tank top was quite young and childish looking, when really I've just traded apples for foxes.  Oh well.  Young I am.)

For the yellow headband and many others I've made I used the bottom width of the t-shirt.  This tank top wasn't wide enough to wrap around Addi's head so I had to cut it the other way.  The only way to get a long enough piece of fabric was to use the back of the tank top.

 

With your shirt folded cut off a few inches.  (If you're using the bottom width of a t-shirt you obviously don't fold it, since you already have two pieces of fabric).  The nice thing about this is one seam is already "sewn" for you.

Lay your fabric out flat and then fold with top facing each other.


Sew to make a long oval, leaving an inch or two to turn it right side out.  If you're using the bottom of a shirt (or fabric), you'll have to sew a complete oval.


Cut off extra fabric and turn right side in. You could hand sew the hole shut, although I found that it just folds over nicely and since it's in the back you can't see it so I didn't.  Then tie in a knot.  Done!!

knit headband 
hello sweatshirt diy
(hello diy tutorial here)

Now go make one, and try not to turn at least three more of your old t-shirts into headbands.  

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15 comments:

K&R said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i'm totally going to make these for myself cause i have a head the size of a baby haha. so cute, i love them.

Rare Nonsense said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So smart!! I am sooo going to try this!
Kristin

Savanna said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I was just pinning headband tutorials today because I love how cute addilyn looks in them and wanted Brighton to have a few.

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are so cute!

Kayla MKOY said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Omg I was about to spend $12 on a new one of these on Etsy for an upcoming trip...NOT ANYMOREEE ;) thank you!!

Kelly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww, so cute!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Meghan Hayes said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are so cute! I want to make a million of them too!

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Very cute.

Susan Jeffries said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this! My daughter would love the headbands for dance! Thanks! Susan

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I've been really trying to limit the number of headbands I buy, but now I can make some of my own! So excited to try this!

Erin LFF said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are totally cute! I'm going to have to make some ASAP!

Sarah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh, what a cute idea! See, now I have baby fever 'cause I'd like to have a baby girl to put headbands on. =) She's a cutie!

eliz said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awesome! I spend way too much money on headbands...I thought of making my own...but haven't been truly inspired yet...haha

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this DIY. I'm totally going to go through my closet and see what shirts I no longer need so I can make it into a headband!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are so crafty!! LOVE these.