Doodle Art T-Shirt Hairband

If you’re in the habit of doodling, put your scribbles to good use by customising garments with them

Doodle Art T-Shirt Hairband

Skill Level

Intermediate - Adult Supervision Required

Time to Make

1 hour 30 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Trim a strip from the bottom of the T-shirt, about 2 inches from the bottom and put the extra loop of fabric to one side.
  2. Lay the T-shirt out flat on your work surface so there are no creases (it may help to iron it first). If possible, pin each corner, pulling the material taut, as it will be easier to draw on without the fabric rippling beneath your pen.
  3. Using a black fabric pen, start doodling! If you haven’t been able to pin your T-shirt, work in sections and pull it taut as you work. Draw straight onto the T-shirt, dividing the material up into sections by starting with straight or wavy lines, then filling in each area with different patterns. If you make a mistake, just colour over it as blocks of black look effective too.
  4. You can cover as much or as little of the fabric as you like, it’s entirely up to you. When you’re pleased with the finished result, hem up the bottom edge of the T-shirt with a strip of iron-on interfacing. Wear it loose, or stitch coloured thread through the interfacing in big, even stitches, then pull it tight around the back to create a gathered effect.
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Top Tip

Although we've created our designs using black pen, fabric pens come in different colours and using different shades for different sections of your design also works really well.