Remember when I made this Anthropologie fancified boatneck DIY where I cut a good 6" off the bottom of the tunic? I recently found that extra fabric and wanted to make something with it. I didn't know what, but as I kept looking at it, I thought it'd be perfect to make it into a twisted headband that I've seen around on Etsy. They sell it anywhere from $10- $38, but it's so easy and simple to make and if you use an old t-shirt you have, it'll cost you $0!
This piece is only 16" lengthwise which was too short to make for me, my head circumference being 20". 16" is perfect for a baby headband(it was very tight on my 5 year old but I didn't want to have my 13 month old son model it for me. :), but for adults it'll be about 20"+ length and 5" width. Make sure to measure your head circumference.
I cut it to separate the front and back part.
cut the bottom hem off on both pieces.
Fold the rectangle fabric in half, hot dog style and zigzag stitch the length.
the zigzag stitch helps the fabric to stretch more than if it was a straight stitch.
flip it inside out
lay the strips in a cross style
fold over one strip over the other strip.
fold over the other strip
pull the strips on both sides
gather all 4 edges together
and sew it closed, straight stitch.
That's it! So simple right? I know you can do it!
My little Kindergartner all ready for school!
twisted headband: DIY
chambray top: H&M
gold sandals: GAP
plaid backpack: OASAP c/o
What you'll need:
-2 pieces of knit jersey fabric(21" x 5")
-needle or sewing machine
1. Measure your head circumference. If your head is 21", then cut two pieces of 21" X 5" fabric.
2. Fold the rectangle fabric in half, hot dog style and zigzag stitch the length(the zigzag stitch helps the fabric to stretch more than if it was a straight stitch).
3. Flip it inside out.
4. Lay the strips in a cross style.
5. Fold over one strip over the other strip. Repeat with the other strip.
6. Pull the strips on both sides
7. Gather all 4 edges together, and sew it all together, straight stitch.
Estimated time: 1st time: 30 mins. after that, as little as 10 mins.
Budget: very low to almost nothing(mine was $0).
Skill level: a very beginner.