Turn your Old Nylon into a Headband
October 26, 2012 by Cristi
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-
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!
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.
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.
Just cut, tie, match up the ends, and sew. Done!
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!
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