T-shirts are a great way to repurpose old shirts. You can use them to make other things, such as purses or blankets. Recently I decided to try using dacron wrap to make an easy DIY Denim Headphones Wrap. It was really fun and simple! Here’s how:
How to make Denim Headphones Wrap:
- Cut out a straight across rectangle 10″x10″.
- Spread on a non-stick sheet, or parchment paper.
- Lay your denim wrap over the tshirt and cut it out using pinking shears so that when you wrap the headphones, it will have an elastic look to it and not be too stiff or crisp looking when wrapped around your head with headphones inside!
4/5 stars – This one is great for smaller heads but if you have huge head like me-definitely don’t do this one!
First step: take your old t-shirt and cut out a straight across rectangle about 10″x10″.
The first step is to take your old t-shirt and cut out a straight across rectangle about 10″x10″. You can use a ruler or measure, but you can also eye it. This piece serves as the front of your wrap.
Next, fold this piece in half lengthwise and sew along the edge so that it doesn’t fray when you cut into it later. If you don’t have any sewing experience, ask someone at a local fabric store to help you with this part! It’ll be worth their while to make sure they get some new customers from all of your DIY projects!
Second step: spread on a non-stick sheet, or parchment paper.
In this step, you will need:
- A non-stick sheet, or parchment paper
- A spray bottle filled with water (or another method of dampening the fabric)
- An ironing board and iron.
The first thing to do is spread out your shirt on a non-stick sheet. Spray lightly with water from the spray bottle and let it sit for about five minutes. Then place another non-stick sheet over top of the shirt and iron from top until the fibers bind together. Let cool for about 20 minutes before proceeding to step 3
Third step: Spray lightly with water from spray bottle.
- Spray lightly with water from spray bottle
Now it’s time to spray your shirt lightly with water from a spray bottle. You want the shirt damp, but not soaking wet. If the shirt is too wet, you will have trouble getting it wrapped around your headphones and may even end up with a soggy mess!
- Iron for 30 seconds on medium heat setting (no steam)
Fourth step: place another non-stick sheet, or parchment paper.
The next step is to place another non-stick sheet, or parchment paper. Spread on a non-stick sheet, or parchment paper. Spray lightly with water from spray bottle and iron from top until the fibers bind together. Let cool for about 20 minutes (a little longer for lighter shirts).
Fifth step: Iron from top until the fibers bind together and you get this (depending on the type of shirt you use it will turn out slightly different):
Take your denim wrap and start ironing from the top down. The key here is to use a low setting on the iron and to move slowly, because this will help keep the fibers together. It may take some time, but it’s worth it!
Sixth step: let cool for about 20 minutes (a little longer for lighter shirts).
The next step is to let your shirt cool for about 20 minutes. This will allow the dacron wrap to settle into the folds of your shirt and create a tighter seal.
If you’re concerned about shrinkage, you can leave it wrapped in plastic wrap until you’re ready to use it. It’ll still work fine once you remove it from the plastic wrap!
Seventh step: Cut off all the edges so you have a nice square piece.
Once you have your shirt cut out, it’s time to trim off the edges. Be careful not to cut too much, or you’ll end up with a piece that’s not big enough for your headphones. You want a nice square of denim wrap that will fit over them nicely.
Eighth step after that you can put your headphones into the wrap, twist it and wrap it around your headphones.
After you have finished cutting, it is time for the eighth step. You can put your headphones into the wrap, twist it and wrap it around your headphones. If you want to protect your headphones or decorate them this will be a great way to do that.
Using dacron wrap is easy and fun!
Using dacron wrap is easy and fun! You can use this wrap for other things as well. For example, you can use it to make a camera strap, or even a scarf or hat. So don’t throw out those old t-shirts just yet; you never know what you might be able to make with them!
Overall, I had a lot of fun making this project. It was easy and the results were great! I hope that you’re inspired to try something new with your old clothes. You never know what you might end up with!