Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Upcycled Jeans Headband

If you have kids like mine you've got more than enough pairs of jeans with holes in the knees. I normally turn them into cutoffs for the summer but what do you do with the bottom part of those pants?

Here, we take the bottom part of the legs (these were a size 5 kids jeans). Cut about 1 inch off and open in in the middle of the front or back.
Fray both sides and attach it to your headband and trim off the bottom so it's not so bulky around the ears.
Take the bottom hem and cut off about 1 1/2 to 2 inches. Sew along your cut end and pull the thread to ruffle.
Sew a button or other decoration you want in the middle. (this is just to hide the seam in the middle of the flower)
Attach the ruffle flower to the headband.
You can make is stick out
Or fold it down to look like this

4 comments:

SugarandSpice said...

very cute!

Anonymous said...

Ok I never comment on these things but this is so so cute I just had to!! More tutorials with sewing and accessory making please!!

Christy said...

That is adorable! It'd be really cute to make a covered elastic headband like that, too... hm... I wonder if we still have any jeans around that I haven't already donated...

Jill said...

So cute! What a great idea!!