Hello Create. Craft. Love. readers, is everyone enjoying their summer? I love this season and the opportunities it presents to go out and celebrate nature. What I don’t like is being sweaty, uncomfortable, and hot, but then again, who does? Thankfully we can don tank tops, shorts, and Beaded T-Shirt Headbands, like these, to help keep cool.
I crochet, and I love making rugs and bowls with t-shirt yarn I make myself. When making the yarn I’m always left with sleeves…lots and lots of sleeves. Funny thing is, they are just about the perfect size for headbands.
Sometimes I simply cut off about two inches of sleeve, give it a tug, and that’s it, instant headband. This time I decided instead of keeping the loop of the sleeve I’d cut them into strips of varying widths, slide on a handful of pony beads, and tie it off. It’s another quick headband but with a little something extra.
The photo collage below pretty much says it all but I’ve also shared a quick step by step guide.
Step 1: Gather your old t-shirts and cut off the sleeves.
Step 2: Trim the sleeves into strips anywhere from half an inch to two inches wide. Be sure to snip the loop of the sleeve so that it is one long strip.
Step 3: String on pony beads, Obviously it will be harder to string them on the wider strips of t-shirt but the effect in the end is well worth the trouble.
Step 4: Center your beads-tie them in place if you need to, size your headband to fit, and there you have it!
I’ve had such a wonderful time being a contributor to Create. Craft. Love.
I want to thank Jill and all of you for letting me share a little craftiness with you!