DIY no-sew tank-top headband

No-sew tank top headband, photo

Remember my tank top totes from a few weeks ago? Well, I just had to share this tip. The piece I cut off the bottom of the one of the tank tops made a perfect — and super comfortable — headband. My neighbor Rhean did a beautiful job modeling it for me.

So, if you make a tank-top tote, save your scraps. My headband is about four inches wide, but nearly any width works. Skinnier width is more of a headband; wider width is more of a head wrap. They’re ideal for pulling your hair back to wash your face or apply make-up too.

Tank top, before photo

How to make a no-sew tank top headband

  • jersey tank top

  • rotary cutter

  • rotary cutting mat

  • metal ruler

  • scissors

Tank top, before photo

1. If you made a gathered tank top tote bag, use the scrap piece you cut off the bottom. If you didn’t make a tote bag, and you just want to repurpose an old tank top, cut 4-inch (or other desired width) strips across the body of the tank.

Cut a clean edge, photo

2. Your original cut may be a bit jagged like mine, so measure and cut a smooth, straight line with a rotary cutter.

Wrap the headband in a figure 8, photo

3. Then just twist into a figure 8 at the seams and double it over like a rubber band (to wrap your head twice). Smooth the top part out and wrap it around your head, placing the crossed-over seams at the base of your neck.

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