I have a hard time throwing something away if I can remake it into something reusable. T-shirts are one of those items. You can make ruffles, no sew scarfs, or a whole new shirt. In the pioneer spirit where everything was reused, I decided to tackle this shirt.
I had a black women’s medium t-shirt I’d picked up for $3.
T-shirt into a halter top
With a few snips of the scissors, some twists, a few stitches under the arms, I had a new top in 10 minutes. Continue reading
The pioneers didn’t have the luxury of running to the store to buy a new hair pretty. If they wanted something, they had to make it. Beings I live 45 miles from the nearest stop light, so do I. And now you can too!
I love vintage pieces of clothing and jewelry. So when I saw this lace, I had to pick it up. I’ve seen lot’s of tutorials for cloth headbands and I made one from the scraps of material left over from my sew your own throw pillows project.
But not everyone has a sewing machine. And that’s where my idea for a no sew headband was born. All you need is a scrap of lace or ribbon and a pony tail band. No glue, no needle, no thread!
Measure around your head with the lace and leave about two inches extra on each side. Tie one end to the pony tail holder. Pull knot tight and place back on your head. Tug the pony tail holder taut and line up your lace there. Hold the spot with your thumb and tie to holder there. Don’t tighten the knot yet.
Try your headband on. I had to untie the knot on mine and shorten it. Try on again and if it’s the right length, tighten that last knot in place. There you go. You can clip a flower to the side of it if you want, but I love it just like this.
I thought they were so cute I made one for each of us.
More of a side view
What’s your favorite homemade accesory? Do you love vintage items, tell us your favorite.
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For those of you on Pinterest, I’m sure you’ve seen dozen of variations of scarves made from t-shirts. I cleaned out my closet this past week & instead of tossing two t-shirts with some holes and minor discoloring, I repurposed like a good pioneer.
This is so easy, it literally took me ten minutes to make both. No sewing, just a pair of scissors. The first one is a little more elegant. I added a clip on flower so I could change the flower to fit the outfit.
I think these are perfect for spring, though poor Mother Nature is confused at my house. We had snow and a windstorm this morning that took out my power for four hours. Did you know how much you can get done without a computer or television to tempt you?
A lot. Enough for three more blog posts in fact.
Here’s the other version. I like that this one can be any color combination you want. Plus, once spring does hit, this will be cool enough to wear.
Now you’re probably wondering how I did it. I could write it out, but I followed the instructions from this Studio 5 clip. It shows a few other variations I’m going to do. I have to hit Goodwill for more t-shirts. Thinking yellow or orange for summer. Or turquoise. I might have a new habit here, folks.
What’s your favorite repurposing project?