I should just rename my blog “Things Kitty Can do with a Tshirt”
Anyway, I was walking through target the other day (wanting to buy every single dress I saw!) and glimpsed this headband. Obviously the first thing I thought was “Oh shoot…I can do that” (you know you're a crafter when you refuse to purchase anything you think you can make...even if you cant)
Ready for a great no-sew tutorial….AND my very first Vlog? (that’s video blog for those who thing I misspelled that)
A big tshirt is best (one without any seams on the sides of the tshirt)
Cut 6 strips (by cutting the bottm hem off the shirt, and cutting strips off the shirt working form the bottom), Cut them about an inch wide, and stretch them all the way out. You will want them pretty long!
Loosely knot the 6 together, leaving about 3 inches extra at the top.
Spread out your strands, and get ready to watch my first Vlog!
A few things I've learned from this video
1. Dont have a mirror in the room when you are videoing....very distracting when you can see the camera in the mirror behind me
2. I have no idea where to place the camera. Yes, I was holding it underneath my neck while weaving.
Anyway, so you've gotten that woven. Measure it so it fits snuggly almost all the way around your head, but not quite. Now untie the knot. Hot glue the strands to each other (so they dont unravel) And trim the extra.
You've got a woven rope right?
All I did next, is cut a piece of tshirt about 3 inches wide, and as long as you need it to finsh off your headband so it fits around your head. Pull it to stretch it out,
You know it starts to "roll" when you stretch out your shirt?? Stick one end of your woven piece into that roll, then glue your ends INSIDE the piece. It will hide the edges, and just keep gluing that piece around your weave until it is finished!
This is the same headband I just showed you....but I dyed it. I didnt have any spare tshirts that were cool colors (and had leftover dye from that dress a while back) I've got to get a few donations from friends if I keep this up!
I also want to thank everyone for spreading the word on my Personalized Wire Hangers on etsy! I’ve received SO many orders…I hardly know what to do with myself :)