Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

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posted on October 26, 2012 by  |  posted under Fashion, Sewing

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

Do you have old nylons with holes in it and are about to throw them  away! HOLD ON AND STOP RIGHT THERE! Emily is back to show us how to transform your old nylons into a new head accessory!

 Take it away Emily-

 

O.K., girl.

You know you have a pair of nylons rolled up in your closet that have a run in them or a hole in the toe, or maybe they’re just so brightly colored that you’re scared to wear them. Am I right? Yeah, me too. I also like to avoid washing my hair. Something about the blow drying, straightening, curling, and styling just doesn’t fit in with my schedule. You too?! Well then I have such a great solution for those lazy days you still want to look cute and also can’t throw out nylons. Stay with me. One-seam easy peasy headband!

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

So practical, so stylish, so simple. My three favorite things. This headband can go anywhere from downtown with your man to an early morning gym session, and you won’t end up with a headache from the brain-squeeze you can sometimes get from a store-bought headband. You can hide that dirty hair and look sassy and smart and be economical at the same time. Brilliance.

To simplify the process, we have provided step-by-step pictures so you can create your very own headband in less than 10 minutes.

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

 I had purchased a few pair of tights on clearance from the Gap a few years ago and they had been sitting in my drawer sad and unused.

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

Just cut, tie, match up the ends, and sew. Done!

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

 Make sure to measure your own head for a good fit. I’m good with eight inches; enough to stay on but won’t brain-squeeze. If you can’t part with any of your current nylons, you can pick some up pretty inexpensively at Target in the little girl’s section in a myriad of colors. Also note that if you are scared of the sewing machine or don’t have access to one, you can hand stitch your headband with a heavy needle and thread.

I  just love these headbands and have been going through my nylons choosing the ones that I think are ready to be converted!

Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband

xo

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COMMENTS
  1. October 26th, 2012 at 7:49 am
    Harleena Singh says:
    Loved the idea :)

    We used to make plaits out of those old nylons and use them as hairbands too. Nice to see something similar here.

    Thanks for sharing. :)
    • October 27th, 2012 at 1:23 am
      Cristi says:
      Oooh you got me thinking- great idea with plaits in your hair! I just may want to try it!
  2. October 26th, 2012 at 9:44 am
    Stephanie says:
    SUPER cute. This makes me sad that I don't have a sewing machine - I could whip a few out a lot faster with one!
    • October 27th, 2012 at 1:12 am
      Cristi says:
      No need for a sewing machine- just hand stitch it!
  3. October 26th, 2012 at 11:40 am
    Amy @ the Happy Tulip says:
    Adorable! I have a couple of fabric headbands I like to wear on my lazy days, but they have a tendency to slip. Have you had that problem at all with the nylon?
    • November 1st, 2012 at 11:48 pm
      ifigenia says:
      Amy I was thinking the same, but I think we have to sew them a bit looser ...;ο)
  4. October 26th, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    Stephanie H. says:
    This Emily girl is cute, smart, and sassy! ;) Looks simple, I need to try!
  5. October 27th, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    ruth sullivan says:
    love the idea but i'm going to try it using strips of old t-shirts i pick up at the thrift store for $1.00. i plan to try them as sweat bands for when i work out at the gym....better looking than those old knit ones.
    • November 5th, 2012 at 9:35 am
      Lisa says:
      I did make 2 of these with strips of t-shirt material and they turned out great! They weren't as thick as the tights/nylons would be, but work perfectly and I have a TON of old t-shirts with lots of fun colors!
  6. October 29th, 2012 at 1:33 am
    Veronica Almeida says:
    Thank you for sharing, that headband is so cute and so fun to make. I am totally trying this tomorrow.
  7. October 30th, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    Sherry says:
    Cristi and Emily - Loved this idea so much when a friend Pined it, had to use it for the 18" dolls. Found knee high nylons at Walgreens that come in the candy machine plastic balls. 2 pairs for a buck (got to love the price) They worked perfect. Made a cute black and white one.
  8. November 1st, 2012 at 8:58 am
    Courtney says:
    These are awesome. I love headbands and always try to make them on my own but can never find ones easy enough to make. These are so simple and so cheap they would make great gifts for all of my friends. Try the dollar store or five below for tights too, they always have great deals.
  9. November 1st, 2012 at 11:27 pm
    Nikki W says:
    Love headbands and LOVE this post! Definitely giving this one a go. Thanks! x
  10. November 2nd, 2012 at 6:37 am
    Emilie says:
    Awesome idea! I love it! The tip to buy cheap ones in the little girls section is genius. I'm going straight to Target!
  11. November 2nd, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    Robin says:
    This is so cute. I am trying it tonite. Already scrounged in my daughter's drawer for old tights. :)
  12. November 3rd, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    cassaundra says:
    i have those exact bright yellow tights and have never worn them! now i know what to do! i will be linking this on my children's fashion blog. great idea.
  13. November 12th, 2012 at 8:58 pm
    Julia says:
    I just made a purple one for my self and love it!!!! I'm goof to Target tomorrow to get more colors to make for Christmas presents for my friends!
  14. August 20th, 2013 at 2:45 pm
    bianca says:
    Love this! I'm a little confused by the picture with the measuring tape tho, what are we measuring here?
  15. March 16th, 2014 at 1:55 pm
    Lisa summers says:
    I am wanting to make these adorable headbands with a large church group of girls, but were unsure of the length we cut, in the picture you have a finger on the 8 and 10 inch mark, are those what we go off or do we measure for each head
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