I love the new turban trend going on…obsessed really! They are so pretty and fun and happen to be an awesome way to get rid of scrap fabric (from an old refashion perhaps?) and fix a bad hair day. So many wonderful reasons to make your own with one of these DIY turban tutorials. You can choose from the twisted turban, the cinched turban, the top knot turban, the rider turban (or backwards cinched turban), and the bow turban (shown in the instructions). I also really liked how Liz did this turban over on her blog.
The fun thing is…you can make these turbans any width you want! You can make them more like a turban headband. Just change up the widths of the tutorials.
Fabric (depending on turban) knit preferable, but any fabric will do.
Sewing Machine (not needed for all tutorials) or needle and thread
1. Measure around your head and double it. Cut the fabric to that length and your desired width x 2. Unless you want the turban to be thinner then don’t double the width and hem the ends, unless its knit then just leave be because it doesn’t fray.
2. Sew the piece hot dog style leaving an inch un-sewn on each end
3. Turn right side out.
4. Fold in half
5. Sew the ends together by pining the insides together.
6. You will be left with a hole. Pin and top stitch (stitch on top) it closed.
7. Place the new seam in the center of the band. Twist once.
8. Twist twice.
9. open the ends with your hands and slip them onto each other.
10. Pull a little to tighten the now knotted/twisted band.
11. Tack permanently the backs together, and the top if you like. You tack by sewing a few stitches with machine or by hand to hide and secure the ends.
1. Measure the circumference of your head and cut into this funky shape. The bigger the ends the fatter the knot will be. You can leave it to be a long rectangle if you like.
2. Tie a knot (any kind you like, mine was the standard).
3. Pin and permanently tack under the ends. Unless you want them to show then don’t! You tack by sewing a few stitches with machine or by hand to hide and secure the ends.
1. Cut the circumference of your head with twice the width. Unless you want the turban to be thinner then don’t double it and hem the ends, unless its knit then just leave be because it doesn’t fray. Cut a piece 4″ x 4″ for the cinching piece.
2. Sew the small piece into a tube and turn right side out
3. Fold again with the new seam hidden in the inside and sew. Turn right side out.
4. Sew the long piece into a tube and turn right side out.
5. Slide the small tube onto the big band,
6. Pin and Sew the ends of the big band together.
7. Slide the small tube over the newly sewn seam to cover it up.
8. Pin and permanently tack the band in place by pulling back a little bit of the top of the small tube with the bottom (the part that is under the band) of the small tube still in place. Tack the bottom to the band to the big band on both sides. Making sure the seam in hidden in the middle. When you push the top of the band back over it will cover up the tacking.
9. If you want to add a bow, cut a 4″ x 12″ piece.
10. Fold the ends in and sew up the sides.
11. Turn right side out and sew the center down in the middle.
12. Slide the bow into the small tube. Center it and tack it down or don’t if you want to keep your options open.