Well, that left me with some knit scraps that were too good to just throw away. I went on a little bit of a headband craze.
I don't have much of a headband head, but these work well for me. Plus they are super comfy. Double bonus, I got to use up some material that was sitting in my closet...sometimes this causes an explosion. Or maybe most of the time.
Here is how I made them. There is a lot of variety in how you can make these! My example will show you how to make these from a large adults t-shirt.
Cut 2 1" strips under the armpit of the shirt, using the whole circumference. I cut mine in half so that I had just one long strip.
Cut 2 1" strips that are 10 inches long.
Cut 2 pieces that are 2" by 3".
Take the long pieces and stretch them so that the knit begins to roll.
This next part is the hardest. Mess around with it for a little while. The more you do, the easier it will come.
Take one piece and loop the strip like the picture below.
Take the other strip and follow the following pictures.
|Under and Above|
|The one you put above, goes under the loop.|
|The one you put under, goes over the first strand of the loop, Under the piece you pulled through. Then over the other side of the loop.|
|Then pull them tight. You kind of have to wiggle them!|
The first time I tried, I was super confused. You haven't ruined anything if you didn't get it. Just go back and try again!
The next thing that I did was that I sewed the 10" piece onto the ends of the part I just tied. you will have the two ends from the one side and the the 10" piece. You could also choose to use your hot glue gun here.
Then I took the small piece and made into into a tube (these last two pictures are from a different headband). If you were hot gluing, you could just wrap this around the parts that you just glued and glue again.
I then put the loop over where my two pieces met and I hot glued it in place, yes I gave in! Once again, you could sew or hot glue here. This just gives a little more finished look.
Let me know if you have any questions.
I also would love to see if you decide to make this, link up some pictures.
Interested in making this in the future? Make sure that you pin it so that you can!
Linked up to Romance on a Dime and The Peaceful Mom.