Saturday, June 16, 2012

Things you can do with an old T-shirt...Part 2

It's headband time people! This is so easy its scary. Also, don't miss the CONTEST at the bottom of the page for your chance to win a set of three headbands :)

Step 1: You're going to need to measure your baby's head first. The best material to use is the stretchiest because that means you don't need to be all that specific on your measurements. Remember you'll need an extra 1/2 inch to overlap so keep that in mind.

Step 2: Cut a strip (I chose the black and white material) the length that you'll need based on your above measurements and about 1 inch wide. Fold the material in half and sew the two ends together. Now you have a circle.

(By the way, if you ever need to rip seams, using scissors to do this sucks. Amazon sells the Singer seam ripper for a good price...see below)

Step 3: Cut a strip with the other material (I chose yellow) that is about 12 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Once again, (as you can see from my strip of material) you don't need to be all that exact with your cutting.

Step 4: Fold that strip in half length wise and iron it so that it stays flat. Not your strip should be about 3/4 inches wide but still 12 inches long.

Step 5: Cut slits that are about 1/4 of an inch apart all the way down the folded strip. You aren't going to be cutting the part that's folded, you want to cut the other side that isn't folded.

Step 6: Then you'll simply start rolling the strip with the base/bottom being the folded side. Use fabric glue or iron on adhesive (which is what I used) as you roll so that it stays in place. Then use fabric glue/iron on adhesive to attach your flower to your headband. And Voila! You're done.

Now stick that adorable baby in the dress and matching headband and take some pictures :)

So far we've made two things out of two t-shirts, but most likely you've got most of one t-shirt left (yellow in my case) and parts of a another (black and white striped in my case) you guessed it, we'll figure out what to do with all that in the next post.

Alright, here's your opportunity to win three of these headbands (each in a different material) with corresponding flowers...

All you need to do is share the link to this post on your facebook page in the status section and place a comment on this blog post telling me that you did! I'll choose a winner Monday morning evening (6/18/12) GOOD LUCK!

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