EVERY woman has a ton of clothes in their closet that they can’t wear anymore but also can’t seem to part with.
It could be that the clothing items no longer fit or they are torn or they are stained beyond rescue, however the owner has attached sentimental value to them so they refuse to let them go.
If you happen to be one of those individuals, you are in luck because there are plenty of ways to repurpose clothing items so you can wear them again. Perhaps you won’t be able to wear your favourite top the same way again, but you will be able to breathe new life into it by changing it into something else.
The one trend that is all the rave right now is head wraps. It’s a fast, easy and neat way to have your head looking great, especially when you are having a bad hair day or just do not know what to do with your head.
You can use your old t-shirts or pants to make head wraps, or if you are particularly handy with a needle and a thread, you can sew hair bands out of your old clothes.
You can create Alice band inspired elastic bands by cutting fabric in the shape of a horse-shoe, and sew elastic onto either end of the fabric. The remaining fabric can be sewn into a tube that is then sewed in a circular shape, with each flap getting smaller as it is overlaid on the bottom one to make a rosette. The rosette can then be sewn on the side of the band or attached with a hot glue gun and voila! You head band is ready. For the gathered effect, the elastic can run through the horse-shoe shaped fabric as opposed to attaching on the ends.
If sewing is not your forte but you have an old stretch t-shirt you would like to turn into a head band, braiding is the way to go. Simply cut the shirt up into strips and tug on either end so that the edges roll together so it has a neat finish and braid the strands together, you will have a textured head band in no time.
If cutting and sewing up sounds like too much work for you but have a pair of pants or a shirt that would look good as a head band, than you can just tie it on your hand in any fashion you desire.
For example, you can take a pair of pants with an elastic waistband and put the waistband on the circumference of your head. If it is too loose, you can take it in with a bobby pin to make it snug. Take the excess fabric and bring it forward, securing it with more bobby pins if necessary, then twist each leg of the pair of pants and intertwine them together to create a bun at the top you’re your head.
There really is no right or wrong way of creating a head wrap. The key is to go with the flow because every item of clothing will have a different outcome, owing to the texture of the fabric.
The key is just to make sure that it looks neat. Do not be afraid to experiment with designs, you just might surprise yourself.
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