DIY T-Shirt Headband

Today, I'm linking up with Katie and Steph for another edition of:

Recently, I stumbled across these cute DIY T shirt Headbands and just had to give them a try!

Original Pin:

I love wearing headbands to the gym to keep my hair out of my face, but I usually wind up with a headache in minutes...these headbands are the perfect solution, since you can customize them to your liking!

Here are mine:

This project was super easy and I'm really pleased with how they turned out!

All you need are some old t-shirts, scissors, and a sewing machine.
(or if you're like me and don't know how to sew, you can use fabric glue!)

Find some old T-shirts that you don't want anymore and cut them into 5- 2inch strips

Once you have all 5 strips, you sew them or if you're me (glue) them at the top.

Then, start braiding!

The instructions were a little confusing for this particular type of weave, but once I messed around a little bit, I finally figured it out.

Basically, you are going to separate the strands, so that you have three strands on the left and two on the right. 
Start on the left with a normal braid and do about 2 crosses. 
Then, take the middle piece of those three left strands and use it to begin braiding on the right side.
Start on the right (outside again) and complete about 2 crosses with THREE pieces.

Continue this until you reach your desired length!

are you confused yet?

Once you reach your desired length, sew and/or glue the end.

Next, cut a piece of your t-shirt off and sew/glue it around, where the ends of the headband meets!

Next, rock it!
{Sorry, my hair was such a disaster in this pic...}

these are perfect for the Beach this summer too!

Now go home and start ripping up your boyfriend/hubbies T-Shirts!



  1. Those came out awesome! Great job!

    LOVE the green color too!

  2. I LOVE this. I have seen this pin but never attempted it because I can't sew. But fabric glue? Genius! :)

    Classy with a Kick

  3. OMG. LOVING this...and yours turned out super cute!

  4. Such a cool DIY..I need to try this thanks for sharing! xo

  5. Super cute! I wear headbands all the time, especially at the beach. I need to make some!