Monday, August 4, 2014

Pinterest Mondays: No Sew Knotted Headbands

Happy Monday! I hope your week has started off well and that you are ready for another great DIY project.

I have always had a great love for headbands, both for myself and now for my daughter. I've made a few simple ones for her, but I've been looking for something that was different than just the typical bow or flower on elastic. Enter the knotted headband! 

I have some old tshirts I've kept for crafting projects, so that's what I used for this project.You can really use any fabric you would like. Get creative! Chains of crocheted yarn, rope, really anything could work for this project.

What You Need: 
Tshirt (or material of choice for headband) 
Rotary cutter or scissors 
Hot glue gun

1. Cut just below the armpits of the tshirt, making two strips. I cut mine 1 1/2 inches thick. 
Left- Unstretched
Right- Stretched

2. If using a tshirt or jersey material, stretch the material. 

3. Make a loop with your first strip. Right side should be laying over the left. 

4. With the next strip, lay in a u shape just below the first strip. Then, take the right side and go underneath the right side of the first strip. 

5. Now, the left side of the lower piece will go directly under the looped part of the first piece, with the tail to the right of the loop.

6. This is the tricky part. Take the right side of the bottom piece, and thread under the left side of the bottom piece in the middle of the loop. 

7. Pull on each end gently to tighten the knot evenly. 

8. Measure on your head, or the child's head to see where/if the ends should be trimmed. 

9. Glue the ends together. Then, take a small piece of the fabric and loop around the glued end to make it soft. 

That's it! Such a cute headband can be made fairly quickly and easily. This headband is great for adults too, so it's really a universal tutorial. 

Note: if you use rope or something without stretch, I would recommend attaching some elastic to the ends where it would meet behind your head to make it go on easier. Cover the ends you glued with something decorative and it'll still look great!

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