Upcycled Headband

Upcycled Headband
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That’s right – it’s another repurposing/upcycling craft. I will admit I am slightly obsessed with repurposing crafts. I just can't get enough of them! Maybe I love them because I grew up in a house with 7 kids where we had to make do with what we had, which usually meant, (as my mom would say) "Fix it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.” 

I guess we can thank Pinterest for making it cool again. This is one of my favorite projects that takes just a few minutes to do but looks like you spent all day on it – an upcycled headband! 

Skill Level: Easy 

T-shirt or Skirt w/ elastic band
Sewing Machine
Measuring Tape


Step 1: For this project you will want to use a shirt or skirt that has a stretchy elastic band. Start by cutting the elastic off the shirt or skirt just above the seam.

Step 2: Measure the head size of the person you are making this for and cut the band accordingly. For a Medium size shirt you should be able to make one adult size headband and 2 child size bands that are half the width.

Step 3: Now you will want to sew the edges with a zig-zag stitch and sew the end together using a simple stitch straight across the width- make sure you turn it inside out when you sew the ends together to hide the stiches. Add a cute flower and you are done!


About The Author

Jenny Newman is a devoted wife and mother who enjoys creating new projects, patterns, and activities and crafting meaningful home-made treasures.  Her signature crafting style is simple, affordable and fun!  We hope you enjoy Jenny's crafts and patterns as much as we do.