Stretchy T-Shirt Headband

As I'm sure you've noticed by now, I have short hair. I love my short hair. What I don't love about it is trying to wash my face in the sink with short hair. I have this very tiny ponytail (Mr. Perfect calls it my "paintbrush" because it's so small it looks and feels like one haha). And I have to put like 5 or 6 little clips or bobby pins or whatever I have laying around in my hair to keep all my bangs and short hairs back. It really is a pain.

To remedy this stressful situation I made myself a cute little headband to keep my hair back. Cuz, you know, I need to look cute when I'm washing my face every morning ;) And I made a quick tutorial so you can make one too!!

Here's what you need

*any scrap of knit fabric
*sewing machine, or just a needle and thread

Let's get started!!

First you want to measure around your head where the headband will go. My head was about 20 inches. Since the knit is stretchy I took about 3 inches off and cut my piece about 17 inches long and 2.5 inches wide. I used some leftover t-shirt material I had used to make a skirt similar to this one.

 Fold your fabric in half, right sides together and sew along the edge. Just use a straight stitch.

And that's your basic headband right there! But it's not so cute, so read on to see how to make the bow...

For the bow, I cut a piece that was about 4 inches long and 2 inches wide...no need to be perfect here. And the piece that wraps around the middle is about 2 inches long and half an inch wide (I actually used a piece of the cuff from my t-shirt sleeve)

Fold your small strip in half, right sides together and sew along the edge. Turn right side out. Then just bunch up the bigger piece of fabric and slide that little ring to the middle! Ca-UTE!

To attach it to the headband, I tacked it down where the pink dots are. I just sewed one stitch forward and backward, twice. Make sense??

And that's the end! Now wash your short hair with confidence you won't get your bangs wet!

 And because I'm brave, here's a pic of looking ridiculous...

My goodness...look at those bags and wrinkles under my eyes!!! YIKES!!! I did get up at 4:30 AM, so maybe that has something to do with it....or maybe it's because I'm only 57 days away from being 30.

Should I be doing something about those bags?? What age should I start buying...I don't even want to say the words...."anti-aging" products?!?! Ugh.

On a brighter note, my nails are painted :) YAY

Back to the headband...it doesn't have to be just for your face washing time....Make one for your kids, babies, whatever. Put something other than a bow on it! If you make one I'd love to see pics, email me!


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  1. I'm about 33 days away from turning 30. YIPES!!!!

    You're adorable.

    And I want to make one of these for keeping my ears warm during winter running AND to keep my hair back while washing the face. (The winter running thing is a few seasons off, but that's okay. I have tons of stretchy fabric just waiting for me to make something cute!

  2. Love it! I just made braided headbands from a t-shirt and am thinking I should try this as well!! :) You can see mine here - http://breezypinkdaisies.blogspot.com/2012/03/got-t-shirts-make-headbands.html

  3. p.s. I'm a new follower! Already loving your blog :)

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

  4. Totally cute, Meredith! And I'm with ya; just turned 31 and I'm feeling old...yikes! So glad you shared this fun project at Shine on Fridays this week!

  5. So fun!!! Love the pics of you wearing it haha :)

  6. omgee so cute like 5 mins after i read this i tried it bout to do this activity wish mii luck ! :D im 11 :D i like to do creative things like this on my own but this is sooooo! cuteeee! :D


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