D.I.Y. No Sew Headband From an Old T-Shirt

Every night when I go to wash my face, I struggle with keeping my fringe out of water’s way. Typically when I am done exfoliating it looks like I took a shower since my fringe turns into a mop.  That is why when I came up with a solution to my problem this week I was so thrilled! Plus, the best part, it is a great recycling project since you can make it from an old t-shirt. Last week when A and I cleaned out the closets in the name of spring cleaning, we found a ton of old t-shirts that either had holes or stains that would make them unsaleable at Goodwill, but I hate the idea of tossing them out! So this month I have come up with three different D.I.Y.s for what to do with your old ratty t-shirt instead of throwing it away! Today it is a super simple, one minute headband that you can make without sewing!

FYI, the stretchier the t-shirt jersey the better for this one, as it won’t stretch out and it can retain it’s shape better! Enjoy!

Step 1: Figure out how much of the shirt you want to use for your headband, my shirt was a crop top (that I spilled coffee on at the front neck, oops) so I didn’t have a lot to work with. My headband ended up being about 2″ wide which works perfectly. Be sure to cut the hem off first and measure your width up from there (the hem will feel annoying and scratchy if you keep it attached).

Step 2: Now literally all you have to do is stretch out your headband and make one twist, then bring the two side together and voila! You have a super cute twisty headband, ready to wear running or just in the morning while you get ready for the day!

What is your favorite way to recycle old t-shirts?


  1. April 22, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    Ah, you look so cute! I'd never thought of doing this with old clothing before, what a brilliant idea!


  2. April 22, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Such a fun 'n easy DIY, thanks for sharing! I actually haven't given t-shirt recycling much thought, to be honest. I end up giving away my old clothes. Just keeping the odd few in case I need some old gear when renovating our home 😉

  3. April 23, 2016 / 11:21 am

    i'm sorry but your smile is the most adorable thing I've seen today 🙂


  4. April 25, 2016 / 11:09 am

    Hey Izzy! Those are super great options too! I like to have some painting clothes on hand as well and I also like to use the really gross, holey shirts for cleaning rags or projects like this! 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  5. April 25, 2016 / 11:10 am

    Always a great option too Carina! You would be amazed how many people just toss them out!!!

  6. April 25, 2016 / 11:10 am

    You just made my day Kandice! 🙂 Thank you!

  7. April 25, 2016 / 11:11 am

    Haha right!? So many options! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Janea!

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