Thursday, April 26, 2012

DIY Twisted Turban Headband (from an old t-shirt)


I had an old shirt that I was about to donate, but I loved the print so much I wanted to find something to do with it. I love the twisted headbands I have been seeing everywhere and decided to make one of my own.

Materials:

knit fabric (or old t-shirt)

matching thread

STEP 1: Cut two strips out of the knit fabric. that are double the final width you want your headband straps to be. My strips were approximately 4 in x 20 in.


STEP 2: Fold each strip in half (with right sides facing) and sew down the long side of raw edges. Flip right side out. Now you will have two "tubes".


STEP 3: Lay out tubes (seam sides up) in the shape of an "X". 

STEP 4: Fold strips over so that they are linked together, matching up the raw edges.


STEP 5: Take the unfinished headband and wrap around your head to see how tight to make it. Line up all raw edges and sew together with a straight stitch. Cut off any excess.


STEP 6: Flip seam to the inside of headband and wear!



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13 comments:

  1. This is so great! I've needed to revamp my summer hair accessories, I can't wait to test it out for myself!!!

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  2. I totally just made one of these in less than like 10minutes - Im not a sewer and dont have a sewing machine - I used HOT GLUE !!! Idk how well it will hold up but Im pretty excited about right now LOL - Thanks :)

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  3. Hi Jill;)

    I am all about hot glue! Ha! Glad it worked out for you:) I would think as long as you dont need to wash it...the hot glue should work just fine! Good thinking;)

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  4. Thanks so much for the tutorial I had no idea it was so easy! You're steps are the best I've found. Keep the tips coming please :)

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  5. I really love the pattern you´ve used for your turban. We have our own vintage inspired turban that is perfect for the party season: http://etralalondon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/diy-turban-tutorial.html

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  6. Thanks for this tutorial! I just used it today (with a little something extra). Check it out on my blog if you want :D http://ellaandharry.blogspot.ca/2013/01/this-from-that-series-headband-from-old.html

    Jessica

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  7. i tried one myself..god its so pretty :)
    thanks a lot

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  8. Used your tutorial and linked back to it on my blog! Thanks for this! Hope you have a great day!
    http://awhimsywillow.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-little-teal-and-navy-fabric.html

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  9. I made mine 6" wide, I didn't really think it was wide enough when I made it 4" wide. I also did about 3" of elastic at the back... The 20" wasn't long enough for me! :P

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  10. Could this work with a snap on the ends?

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    1. Yeah I'm sure you could use snaps on the ends instead of sewing them together. Maybe two or more depending on the width of your headband.

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  11. Love the headband ! Thank you have been looking for a tutorial on making one !

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