I quite like headbands.
Unfortunately, I have a really big head, so storebought headbands fit so tightly they give me headaches. And simply tying a scarf around my head has never worked too well either...probably I have my grandmother’s Finnish hair…super fine and soft…it’s so easy for the weight of the dangling scarf to pull the rest of the scarf off of my head.
As a result, I’ve made myself a few headbands over the years and my favorites are those that I’ve stitched from old t-shirts. I made one this weekend and I photographed the process.
Here’s the t-shirt I was cutting up.
Step One: if the t-shirt has a hem, cut it off and discard.
Step Two: Line up the bottom of the t-shirt with a line on your cutting mat, then use a ruler and rotary cutter to cut a 5-inch width of the t-shirt off. This is going to be your headband.
Step Four: Cut open your headband. If your t-shirt had seams on the sides, that's where you should cut; take out the seam. Now, instead of one big loop you should have a single length of fabric.
Step Eight: Once the headband is the right size around, you can adjust the width of the headband with scissors or a rotary cutter. A scrunched up 5-inch width of tissue tee works perfectly on my head, but you may want a skinnier headband.
Step Nine: Have a cup of tea.
I hope this was clear enough, let me know if you try it and have any questions!