DIY Headwrap

This weekend, my sister tossed a shirt because it was ripped in under the sleeve. The shirt used to be mine until I outgrew it, and it was really tough for me to give up because I love the colors and pattern so much. When she deemed that it was unwearable , I snatched to, knowing I could make something with it.

I decided it would make a nice spring scarf/headwrap. So here’s what I did. Not very complicated. 
make-a-headwrap-diy

SUPPLIES:

old blouse (this one’s a very thin cotton, no stretch)

scissors

sewing machine & thread

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut off all the bulky stuff – cuffs, collar, buttons. I ended up with about 5 rectangles: 1 from each sleeve and three from the body. Don’t worry about seams – you can see in my pictures that there are seams on my pieces of fabric. They won’t really be noticeable on the final product, particularly if you’re using a shirt with a fun pattern.

shirtscarf1

shirtscarf2

2. Cut all the rectangles so they are the same width (length doesn’t matter). Sew them together along their widths so you have a long strip of fabric like below. shirtscarf4

3. One you have the rectangles sewn together into a long strip, fold it in half lengthwise, right sides facing together, and sew together the edges to make a long tube. Also sew shut one end of the tube. I cut the ends at a slant to create more of a tapered shape. Turn your creation right side out. Fold the edges of the unfinished end inward and sew shut. I topstitched each short end of the headwrap just for added durability.

shirtscarf3

4. Wrap around your head and tie! Also makes a cute scarf. :) shirtscarf5

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2 Comments

  1. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    I totally get not wanting to let go of certain things – glad you found a way to keep a piece of the shirt alive and in your wardrobe.

  2. Posted April 2, 2013 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    What a great DIY! The print is perfect for this time of year.

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