H – Headbands DIY from old clothes (A2Z Challenge)

All those who have girls will know what I mean when I say that you can never have too many accessories. We have clips, bows, hairbands, scrunchies, beads and the works. Still, we always need something to match with every outfit.

This old denim headband is perfect to go with most casual clothes.

I had an old denim pants, which was frayed and most importantly (no longer fitting. :()

All my hopes of ever getting back into those pair dashed with every passing year. Acceptance, my friend, is a great healer. It gives you tremendous closure.

So finally I decided to LET GO of those denims and simply buy new ones.

Remember that denim organizer on day 4 of the challenge? Yeah. That came from the same denim jeans.

Now these headbands are so ridiculously easy, anyone, and I mean anyone can make them.


Things you will need

  • An old pair of denim that you won’t mind giving up

  • A pair of scissors

  • A sewing needle and a thread

  • a band of elastic

That’s it!

For the braided headband, cut three equal strips of denim, about 18 inches long and one and half inch wide.

Stack them together and sew at one end.

Now start braiding.

Once you reach the other end, sew the ends together again.

Measure around your kid’s head. Measure the distance between the two ends. Your elastic should be less than this, so it stretches and holds the headband taut around your child’s head.

Sew the elastic to both ends.

For the denim bow

Here’s a video tutorial I found:


Easy peasy!!!

Try it yourself, it is fun and looks totally chic!

Plus, your baby will bestow you with a big hug and a kiss ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are some other fun denim tutorials I found and I think you might like them too.

Denim Flowers by Miss Party

denim flowers

Denim Storage Boxes by Do It Darling

denim boxes

Denim Swing (!) at Instructables


Isn’t this the cutest thing ever???

Denim Coasters at My Recycled Bags



I hope you liked these ideas. If you do know some other fantastic ideas do let me know.



This post has been written for A-to-Z April Blogging Challenge 2014.


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28 thoughts on “H – Headbands DIY from old clothes (A2Z Challenge)

  1. I loved the headband. My girl’s curls have started to fall on her forehead and this will be just perfect if I can manage to make one for her ๐Ÿ™‚ Also loved the denim swing. Such cool ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ok you do know that you make it LOOK easy but it is incredibly hard for the ‘sewing-challenged’ like me ๐Ÿ˜› I am currently happy admiring your creations ๐Ÿ˜€

    Love your perspective on jeans and acceptance!

  3. Very creative! I like your DIY projects. My little girl is learning how to sew. I think this is a project we can do together. Thanks!
    Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge,

  4. Pingback: A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2014 All Posts | Mind Brew

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