Sunday, April 22, 2012

Old Jeans to New Hairband

Today, I'm going to show you how to make 
a cute little hairband using some fabric from old jeans.

You will need ...
Scissor, pen, fabric from old jeans, glue gun
a piece of plain hairband, piece of cardboard from packaging.

First, draw a 5 petals flower
The shape and size is absolutely depends on your preference...

Trace the flower shape onto the jeans...

Cut out the flower...
you will need about 6 of them...

Cut 4 of them into below...
a 3 petal piece and a 2 petal piece...

And the balance 2 flowers into a petal piece...
You will have some extra pieces...

Now, lay a 2 petals piece onto a 3 petal piece to create pattern...

And lay another 3 petal piece again... 
The sequence I apply here is 3 - 2 - 3 - 2 -1 - (1x2)* - 1
(1 x2) is lay a one petal into a 'V' shape.
Hope this make sense to you...
See the further picture...

This is the result of the sequence I applied.
(I make the layer more contrast by using different side of the fabric)
or you make use fabric from different pair of jean which have different shade.

When you happy with the pattern formed,
glue them together with a glue gun.
You will a firm piece of 'bow' after the glue dried.

Now, get your hairband,
I use an old one and glue the side with
seam I salvaged from an old non woven bag...

Position where you want to 'bow' to be..
at center or at the side of the hairband
and glue the piece with glue gun again.
Overlapping the piece as below...

You may trim bit of the corner to make the 'bow' shape more round and sweet!

Cut about an inch of seam from the old jeans...

Wrap it around the point where the pieces overlapping...

Decorate with an old jeans button.
There, it's all done.

Another great old clothes recycle...not a dime is spend!

Use, Reuse, Recycle, Repurposed, Re-Love!


So honor to be featured in

Linking this to...
Today's Creative Blog
  I Heart Nap Timesew many ways UndertheTableandDreaming
Lil\'LunaPassionately Artisticspread the joyKatie's Nesting SpotPhotobucket tips buttonThe Southern InstituteCraft Junkie Too FriendSuzysSitcom.combuttonFunky Junk's Saturday Nite SpecialBowdabra BlogBoogieboard Cottage


  1. How smart..Thanks for the tutorial :)

  2. Love the little details - your two-and-three-petal design, the bow and especially the jean button in the middle!

  3. Cute hairband! This might be an idea for my granddaughter but I'd have to make it a bit smaller (she's not quite a year old) A great post for Earthday.

  4. Love how you used different sides of the jeans to achieve the colors. Beautiful headband! :)

  5. Just gorgeous PC!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. Wow this is so cute & creative! It turned out so beautifully!

  7. Supper cute, Thanks for sharing this great idea with us at The Sunday Round Up.

  8. Great project! In fact, you have several good projects. Just stopping by from UBP2012. My site is Drop by some time.

  9. This is a really nice project!

  10. I have some old jeans I've been saving until I found a cute project to do with them - found it! Thank you :)

  11. I love this headband and have been looking for one to make for me,because I wear a lot of Jean dresses. This will go perfectly! Thanks for sharing.
    Http:// Drop by anytime.

  12. As always your tutorials are clear and easy to follow. This is a perfect upcycle accessory. Lovely !

  13. What a fun idea for old jeans! Love the use of the button too! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5! I'll be featuring this on Tuesday.

  14. It's so beautiful and so unique :)
    I admire your creativity

  15. This headband is so cute - we love the button detail in the middle!

    Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday! We hope you'll be back again next week!

    -Four Sisters

  16. This is so pretty!!! You are so crafty!!

  17. Super cute! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  18. How adorable, what a great idea. I would love if you shared them on my link party.

    Can't wait to see what you make next.


  19. That is adorable and creative. I have never seen that done before! Thanks for linking up last week at Whimsy Wednesday!

  20. Super cute, I just threw away a pair of my hubby's old jeans, darn it! My daughter would love one of these! Going to pin this so the next time we have a spare pair of pants I know what to do with them...make hairbands :) Thank you for sharing on A Crafty Soiree.

  21. I love this!! So creative! Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend :)

  22. This is so so stinkin cute!!! Hi I'm a new follower and would love for you to link up to my Frugal Treasures Tuesday party going on through Sunday evening. Hope your weekend is going well.

  23. Hi PC! This is sooo cute! I have tons of old jeans that I haven't been able to part with, because I just knew there was something I could do with them. Now I have an excellent idea where to start! Stopping by and newly following from Masterpiece Monday. Thanks for the great tutorial! (pinning this!) ~Mary

  24. This is a really fantastic idea, thank you for the tutorial.

  25. It's really fantastic idea, I do love it!! Thank for sharing all the idea.

  26. Hello! I am featuring your cute hairband at my I Love Fridays link party this week!! Feel free to drop by and grab a featured button. Can't wait to see what you link up next :)

  27. Just a note to let you know that I featured you at Jillify It today!!!


  28. Thank you PC for linking up to our Saturday Showcase this past week! We are featuring your very cool project today on Feature Friday! We will be sharing your project on our Pinterest pages, Facebook pages and of course our Twitter sites! Here is your feature:

    Stop back over and link up more of your projects on the new Saturday Showcase! We are accepting all craft projects this week! We can't wait to see what you share!

    Susie at Bowdabra

  29. Very creative, PC and a great way to reuse old jeans!!! Great idea to use both sides of the jeans for contrast...

  30. i love this so much the headband is like so stylish i totally LOVE IT it looks so cute on me!


I love your comments...drop a line so I can visit your blog too!