Easiest DIY Baby Headband Of All Time

So, I’ve kind of developed a bit of a thing for baby headbands. I’m generally not a fan of the ones that can be bought in stores as they usually have massive bows and flowers the size of Baby’s entire head and it’s pretty difficult to find ones that aren’t pink or purple (not my favorite colors). The solution has been for me to make my own headbands. The problem with that is that I can’t sew. Hmmm…no matter, I’ve figured out a way to make super cute headbands for those of us who are craft-challenged and as an added bonus, the supplies for said headband will cost you ZERO dollars – yes, I said zero.

  • No Sew DIY Baby Headband

    No Sew DIY Baby Headband

    Easy enough for the “un-craftiest” (raising my hand) among us…seriously.

  • Step 1:

    Step 1:

    Find an old cotton t-shirt that you don’t mind cutting up. I prefer a jersey cotton, because it’s softest, but anything will work. You’ll also need scissors. Try not to judge the fact that these are kitchen shears and not craft scissors.

  • Step 2:

    Step 2:

    Cut a notch into the bottom hem of your shirt.

  • Step 3:

    Step 3:

    Starting where you cut your notch, rip the fabric – it should come apart into a long strip. You can also just cut a long strip of fabric if you prefer.

  • Step 4:

    Step 4:

    Now you will have a long strip of fabric that looks something like this. If you prefer to make a wider headband, you can simply stop here and tie this to fit your baby’s head size.

  • Step 5:

    Step 5:

    If you prefer a thinner headband, you can cut your thick fabric strip in half, which will leave you with two long strips.

  • Step 6:

    Step 6:

    If you want a simple bow headband, you can take one of your thin fabric strips and tie it around your baby’s head in a bow and you’re done!

  • Step 7:

    Step 7:

    If you prefer to make a doubled-up headband, like the one in the first photo, you can linke your two fabric strips together like this.

  • Step 8:

    Step 8:

    Arrange the linked fabric strips linked side up and tie to Baby’s head at the base of the neck, cutting off the excess once you have the right size. And that’s it! Literally the easiest (and cheapest!) headbands ever.

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