This is where I've got the fabric from - an old T-shirt of mine, from U2 Ladies, it had served me well, very comfortable, and really fitting. I stopped wearing it when it became too loose, but I never had the heart to throw it away. Last night before I cut it into strips I was telling it I'm going to turn you into something I could continue to wear. Oh forgot to mentioned, I got this idea from Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands, by Ashley @ http://makeit-loveit.com.
Wanna see my shirt before it was shredded? Here it is... oh well, half of what it was and the finished headband:
1) The shirt that Ashley uses do not have a seams at it's sides, mine does, and it was quite challenging to braid the headband with serged seams, I used pins to fix those area so the sergers won't exposed to the displaying surface.
2) Ashley mentioned that she made her strips about twice as long as the measurement around her (or her daughter’s) head - this doesn't apply to my case, mine was about 1.5 times longer than my head's measurements or less, so it's important to measure your braided strips around your head every now and then to decide where it should end.
That's it, Ashley's tutorial is perfect and all of you should try, I really enjoyed making this headband and I believe I will be making more! So thank you Ashley, you're awesome!
Corra @ de Cor's Handmades