Resident Crafter Girl Marly of craftergirl.com
has a cute and
cheap way to ramp up your workout wardrobe! Put an old t-shirt to good use--and
make an adorable head wrap to match. This so-cute outfit combo will be perfect
to sport at the gym or cheer practice (Psst: show some back-to-school spirit
and use your school’s colors!). Read on for the cinchy how-to.
What you’ll need:
An old t-shirt
Fabric square (can be purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics for under $2)
Super glue or fabric glue
Racerback tank: What
Step 1: Lay out your t-shirt on a table and use a pen to outline
your cut area (or cut it free-hand). Cut the sleeves off and the neckline in
Step 2: Lay out the t-shirt so that the back is facing up. Draw a
“V” outline to cut. Make sure to only cut through one layer of material! Set
Step 3: Get out your fabric square, and cut a 1-inch piece of
fabric the entire length of the fabric square.
Step 4: Gather together the “V” section of the t-shirt you cut
and knot one end of the fabric you cut around the bottom of the “V” of the
t-shirt. Circle the rest of the fabric up the “V” to finish the racerback.
Then, knot the fabric again to secure it. Lastly, tuck in the access fabric.
Hair wrap: What you’ll do:
Step 1: Cut two 2-inch fabric strips the length of the fabric
Step 2: Fold in the frayed ends, run glue along one of the sides,
then fold it over again to hide the frays.
Step 3: Cut a hole in one side of each of the pieces of fabric.
Step 4: Criss-cross the fabric as shown, below. Then, pull the
sides of the fabric without the holes through the holes. You’ll be able to
adjust the length of both sides to fit your head perfectly.
Step 5: Wrap it around your head knot it at the bottom. Trim the
ends, and you’re ready to hit the gym!