Saturday, November 14, 2009

Braided Headband

Braided Hairband Pt. 1
Not surprisingly last week was chaotic... again. When things get like that I need to take time out of the day and do something that I can put all of my focus in. After seeing this post at Smile and Wave I knew what I wanted to do.

I have a small drawer of clothing that I wear only around the condo. Generally this includes stuff that is a bit faded or torn, but is still comfy and wearable. During my latest closet cleanout I retired quite a few pieces to this drawer, so much so that the drawer was full to bursting. I hate to throw things away and now I have a few things I can do with these fabric scraps. I am a headband junkie (with my super short hair it's just about the only type of hair accessory that works for me) so this was the perfect project for me. The one pictured above was once a broomstick skirt. I love the result and can't wait to try it again (I have a purple striped shirt next up on the chopping block).

Detail-wise I changed a few things up from the tutorial. I hand-stitched the sewing portion of the project as I was sitting out on the patio while I was putting this together and didn't want to pull out my machine (I would recommend using a machine if you have one handy though, it would have saved me a bit of trouble). I also used clear elastic instead of white as my hair is so short that the back of the band is visible when I wear it and I wanted a more invisible look.

What do you do with old clothing that's too far gone to sell or donate?
Braided Hairband Pt. 2


  1. How neat! That's such a cute idea! I'd love to try it out sometime. :3

  2. @ Jess It's such a fun project to put together, especially in front of a fun movie or on a rainy afternoon.

  3. Wow. That looks so cute. I'll have to try this out when I need to get rid of old, worn clothing. :) Thanks for the tip!

  4. @ seakisst Thank you! It's such a fun project, I hope you enjoy when you get the chance to try it out c: