Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Homemade Headband

It is hot in Michigan this week. Really hot. Yesterday was at some point 100°. 

I thought this heat wave would be the perfect time to share with you a headband I made. It's the perfect size to hold your hair back when working out or adding some sass to your hair. 

It can be made from old tshirt scraps. I chose to make it from this old maxi dress that I no longer wear. 

I never bothered fixing the broken strap, so I thought this would be the perfect time to 'upcycle.'

I found the how-to for this great headband on Make It and Love It. Make sure you check it out. 

The first thing I did was cut 5 strips out of the dress. 

Next, I hand stitched the 5 strips together. 

Then I stretched each strip by individual pulling each strand.  

The main part of this task is the braiding. This is a 5 strand brand and I've thought and I've thought about how to explain it. I finally realized there is no way I can describe how to make a 5 strand braid better than the blogger. So - if you are making this headband, just head over to Make It and Love It for the instructions. 

When the braid was finished I hand stitched the braid to close it. I know, the stitching is rough, but it gets the job done. Don't judge. 

I then stitched both ends together to close the headband. 

Lastly, I wrapped a small section of fabric around the two ends to create a more cohesive look. 

All done! 

I really like this headband! I'm definitely going to make more. I was nervous to attempt a 5 strand braid, but it really was easy. I can't believe I was actually able to do it. What do you think? Will you give it a try?