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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Repurpose: Rosie the Riveter Headband from Old T-shirt

I love recycling and repurposing!  I love a simple project!  And I LOVE making something old, turn into something new!  Several months ago I had an idea for a Rosie the Riveter style headband for my little Indee.  I knew I wanted to make these headbands out of stretchy knit material because of its forgivability, but didn't have any on hand.  So I went to my storage room and started pulling out old t shirts that showed promise.  I found several and was excited to get started!  From start to finish, 1 headband took me 10 minutes or less!  This is great for me considering I am just a beginner at sewing!  Here is one of the finished headbands on my Indee Lu Lu.  I love how it turned out and with very little effort involved!:)


I apologize for not having step by step pictures for this tutorial.  I'm hoping that because it's so simple, with very few steps, that I can explain it good enough!
1.  Measure your little girls head around where the headband will fit.  Indee's was 19 inches.
2.  Next, cut two strips lengthwise(top to bottom) out of your t-shirt.  For a 19 in head, I cut the strips roughly 25 inches long.  The strips should be 2 1/2-2 3/4 inches wide.
3.  Now, put the right sides of the two strips together facing each other.  Wrong sides facing out.
4.  Start at the middle on one side and sew with a straight stitch along the edge, all the way up rounding as you stitch at the end, back down the edge of the other side and rounding the other end.  Once you get about 1 1/2 inches from where you started, do a quick backstitch to secure it.  Trim the excess corners at each end.
5.  Now, using the 1 1/2 inch opening you've left on one side, turn the head band right side out.  Fold the opening seams inward and sew it closed.  And you're done!  

Project by Kara
Images by Kara     









4 comments:

Audrey Crisp said...

How cute!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Kara, that is adorable! I'm glad to hear you say that you're just a beginner at sewing - that's my next skill to learn, so I hope I'll be able to make stuff like this soon. :)

Jill Lloyd said...

Ok ladies, I keep stalking your blog to see what you have been up to. That sounds super creepy but whatever. Let's have an update please!

Modern Farming said...

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