I brought out the sewing machine this week. This, is huge. I don’t like to sew because I find myself well, not very good at it. But, I have a lot of projects I want to accomplish and I really need to keep at it so I can eventually make all the clothes I want to make. So after bringing it out, I looked at my pile of upcycling projects.
I took out this shirt that the Clever Guy wore once. He’s not into pink but he’s a trooper and wore it for a charity project at school. Naturally, he wouldn’t wear it again. But who am I to let a pink shirt go to waste?
I took the shirt and made a Workout Headband. It was fairly simple and if I can do it, anyone can! I vowed to never do a sewing tutorial on my blog but I think I may have this one. Now really I just wanted to show you that you could take your old favorite shirts and turn them into something useful. If this tutorial isn’t useful no worries, just search it on Youtube and you’ll find an abundance of them!
I wanted to show y’all a how to but, my pics came out awful, I have no idea what happened. I’ll have to do another one so I can take more pics!
What you’ll need:
- An old cotton shirt
- scissors or a rotary cutter and board
- measuring tape
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Take the shirt and measure out how much fabric you’ll need. I did 6 inches in length then cut that around the whole shirt.
- I then cut the part I needed down to 19 inches. You can measure your head with the fabric to see where it should be. Make sure it stretches out a little when over your head so you should have a length a little smaller than your head.
- Fold it in half, inside out.
- Pin the edges together down the width.
- Sew a straight edge.
- Flip in right side out.
- Fold it to where the seam is lined up in the middle of the back.
- Take the two edges and fold then in and sew them together. You should do this with the width seam showing.
- Trim excess fabric off.
- When you flip it right side out , you shouldn’t see anything but a clean seam inward.
I’ll admit, I messed this up, I was over thinking that last seam so I had to rip the seam out and do it again. No worries, that goes on the back!
Now that I have the hang of it, I’ll be making the Clever Teen plenty of these workout bands for Volleyball to match her DIY Volleyball shirt!