The Quick Upcycle: Winter Headband Tutorial

My love for turtlenecks has waned as I’ve gotten older, and I guess, since I’ve moved south. I love loose, lovely scarves and get annoyed by tight, itchy turtlenecks. So, in my upcycling frenzy, I have taken apart a few turtlenecks — some sweaters I’ve refashioned into cardigans, others have gone the way of the purse upcycle. Needless to say, I had a couple of turtleneck “necks” in my stash. Okay, so that’s a little weird, but true.

If you find yourself with a turtleneck no longer connected to a sweater, try this quick upcycle!

I tucked in the raw edge and sewed a nice edge around the turtleneck piece.

I tucked in the raw edge and sewed a nice edge around the turtleneck piece.

Then I put the seam in the center of the inner circle.

Then, I stitched around again with a decorative stitch to hold down the seam.

Then, I stitched around again with a decorative stitch to hold down the seam.

A couple of leftover strips of fabric will make a nice embellishment!

A couple of leftover strips of fabric will make a nice embellishment!

Ta-da! A cute little winter headband!

Ta-da! A cute little winter headband!

So cute, my daughter wanted one. Took out another random turtleneck piece and here we go again!

Moving the seam to the inner center.

Moving the seam to the inner center.

Seam sewn so it is smooth.

Seam sewn so it is smooth.

Used another sweater piece and a button to embellish!

Used another sweater piece and a button to embellish!

Perfect for my cutie-pie!

Perfect for my cutie-pie!

Model in the making!

Model in the making!

Try it for yourself…or buy the original sweater purse in the Pursenal Issues Etsy Shop and receive the matching red headband as a bonus! Happy Upcycling!

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