3 DIY headbands you can make from old T-shirts

Sep 3, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. ET

There's something that always makes me feel good about repurposing something old into something new. Instead of tossing an out of style T-shirt or knit dress, why not turn it into a pretty headband instead?

T-shirt headbands tutorials

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I found these three T-shirts at my local thrift shop for about $10 (for all three) and made three pretty headbands from them.

DIY headband: Materiels

Simple DIY T-shirt headband

Let’s start with the simplest of the three in a coral print. You can throw this over a messy side pony like I did or pair it with workout gear for the gym.

Simple DIY T-shirt headband 1

Step 1:

Cut a strip of fabric from the body of the T-shirt — twice the width you want it and a comfortable length around your head.

Simple DIY T-shirt headband: Step 1

Step 2:

Fold it end to end and sew ends right sides together by machine or hand.

Simple DIY T-shirt headband: Step 2

Step 3:

Turn it right side out and fold. You’ve got yourself a chic little headband.

Simple DIY T-shirt headband: Step 3

Simple DIY T-shirt headband: Step 3 finished

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