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A few years ago, my husband bought me a pair of Behringer headphones that I like very much and use a lot. Our house is small, and the only way to listen to music or videos in peace is to use headphones.

Unfortunately, the vinyl-coated fabric on the ear pads and inside the head strap began peeling with age/use, and I wound up covered in tiny flecks of deteriorating black plastic every time I wore the head phones. I tried cleaning all the plastic off, but it's tenacious stuff. A long time searching on the internet for replacement pads came up fruitless. These are made for more expensive headphones, but not ones like mine.

Fortunately, I can sew. So I recovered the pads and strap with some fabric from my big tub of sewing goodies:


All this took was eyeballing how much fabric would be needed for each section, cutting it out and hand-stitching it to the original seams on each section. It was a little tedious, but the result works fine and is fun to look at. Plus, nobody ever picks up my head phones by mistake.

The fabric is the remains of a large remnant bought for $1 a yard. Some of it I used to make a cover for any tempting items in the hatchback of my car. After a few years, that fabric was recycled into a dog bed. The little bit that was left over became the ear phone cover.


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