Sunday, July 28, 2013

from shirt to headscarf

turn something old into something new. 


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grab a shirt/skirt/whatever that's ruined or old that you just can't part with. we're going to turn it into a really cute headscarf.



the shirt i used was missing too many buttons, so it wasn't wearable any more. so i saved it from my friend's trash can, and now i have an adorable headscarf. 

so here is the before-mentioned shirt... i still have most of the material since i only used the bottom edge. 
measure three inches from the bottom hem, and mark a few dots to guide your cutting. 


cut off the bottom 3 inches of the shirt. you'll now have a long strip of fabric with the shirt's hem and a raw edge. clean it up by hemming it. 
before you sew the hem, pin the edge to hold it in place. 
sew the hem. it's easy. just a straight line. 
after hemming it, you're done. i hope you can see how i wrapped it by this photo. it's a double wrap -- but you twist it and bring it back to the same side when you cross them at the top. i hope that makes sense... i'll do a tutorial on it later.
 (sorry i accidentally wrapped it so the messy side shows... whoops)


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8 comments:

  1. You're so creative! I absolutely love your blog!!

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    1. why thank you! so happy to hear that. :)

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  2. Oooh but I loved the shirt ;) The headband looks great though!!! Please excuse my english skills, I'm from Germany and studying French :P
    Nina from Mélimélo

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    1. i loved the shirt as well, but it was missing most of the buttons. i tried playing with it to find other ways to wear it, but in the end i decided to make myself a headband. your english is excellent, my german is terrible. i'm from the US studying german and dutch. ;)

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  3. oooooooooooooooooooo, is that a fishtail braid??

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    1. how long did it take to do it? it took me one hour to do it on my hair.

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    2. it takes me about 20 minutes... that's pretty fast for me, but that's because i've done it so many times. :)

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