Monday, August 1, 2011

{delicateCONSTRUCTION} T-Shirt Headband

I am so excited to introduce our first guest poster, Michelle from Delicate Construction!  She was one of my first Blog BFFs and I am so glad that we *met*!  Michelle's blog has so many cool features!

In addition to her crafty tutorials (like her adorable Family Embroidered Hand Prints), she hosts two linky parties, Made by Little Hands Monday and Delicately Constructed Friday

And she outdid herself on this little number she's showing you below!  Enjoy!


Why hello everyone!!! My name is Michelle and my blog is Delicate Construction! I can't tell you how excited I am to be the first guest blogger for the Sew Chic Upcycling Week!! I have been thinking about this for a while and wanted to think of something awesome to share and I love the headband I came up with!!

This would be great for an adult too, but I love making stuff for my little princess, and she is an adorable model .. just sayin' ;).

Lets get started!! 

You will need to gather:
An old t-shirt
Hot glue gun

First, you are going to lay out your shirt and cut thin strips to make your braid.

Tie them in a knot at one end. 

To make it easier to braid, I pinned it into my pin cushion. 

After you finish the braid, knot the end, and then make a second one. 

Now, comes the kind of tricky part. Cut a strip of t-shirt fabric to go around the braids and lay it flat. Then lay the braids in the middle so the knots just stick out the bottom and glue them down to the piece of t-shirt. Then glue the end of the elastic on top of the braids. 

Add more hot glue on top and fold over each piece. Then, cut the knots off carefully, making sure you don't cut your elastic.

Do that to the second end also and you have your headband. You can leave it like this or go on and add the flower.

For the flower you are going to cut 8 circles in two different sizes; 4 of each size.

Also cut a \square of felt smaller than your circles and make a mark in the center. 

Then, you are going to fold and glue each circle twice. 

Next, place it on the felt so the point meets your center mark, starting with the four bigger circles. 

Keep placing them on until you have the four bigger circles covering the bottom. 

Then you are going to put the smaller ones on top, shifting them slightly so they overlap the seams of the bottom layer. 

Once you add a button center, you are done with your flower!

To attach it to the headband, put hot glue down the middle of the backing of the flower and lay both braids over top. 

Put more glue on the braids and add another piece of felt on top. 

After you trim it up you are finally finished!!

Cute right?!!

You can also check out my upcycled t-shirt necklace tutorial HERE!

Thanks so much for having me ladies!! Can't wait to see what everyone else shares!


Wasn't that adorable!?!?  I can't wait to make one for my Miss Priss.  And I would definitely wear this for myself too :)  Thank you so much Michelle!

Don't forget to head over to Seamingly Smitten to check out the cute Thrifted Skirt to Ruffle Top Dress by Johnny in a Dress!


  1. Love this! Such a great way to reuse a T-shirt.. the color is fabulous! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo party @

  2. What a great headband! I love that it is braided. Makes it even more original!

  3. Wow, I really like this! Fabulous tutorial with great pics and explanations. Thank you! :)

  4. I think the braided look is adorable. I need to make some for Abbie to wear.

    I passed on two awards to your cute blog

  5. Oh how cute!! I absolutely LOVE these cute crafts! I am so excited to be able to jump into this world of creativity. I am so glad to have come across your blog! I absolutely love it.

  6. I love that headband! Now I just need to find a t shirt that I can cut up!


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