Thursday, August 16, 2012

How to: Knotted Turban

by Alise

A turban-headband can immediately make your outfit feel more laid-back and earthy. With only a few steps to make one, these accessories can work for any season! For summer: a bright floral pattern, for fall: a sophisticated jersey knit, and for winter: a knitted or woven fabric that could double up as a way to keep warm!

Step 1:

Take a tape measure and find the circumference of your head. Take that number, add between 2-3 inches, and use that number for the length of your fabric piece (Mine was 22" *measure around my head* + 2" *extra for knot* = 24" length). Then, depending on how thick you want your headband to be, measure that out to make the width of your headband (I chose about 4" wide). Cut your fabric to come out with a strip like this:


 Step 2: 

Taking your strip of fabric with the right sides facing each other, simply tie a not.


It should look something like this:


 Step 3:

Now, make sure the ends of the piece are matched up, with the right sides of the fabric facing each other.
 Step 4:

Sew the edges together using either a sewing machine or serger. The seam should look like this, turned inside out.


Step 5:

Now, a finished turban you have!


And voilà!


47 comments:

  1. Great tutorial!

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    xxx

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  2. Such a great and easy tutorial! Must give it a go :))
    M x

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  6. Great blog, a new follower here! I dream of couture too!
    xo
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  7. Amaazing blog and I really love it.

    Very nice photos :))



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  9. Aw great job, dear! I love the hairband! And you are so beautiful! If you get a second, I'd love to hear your thoughts about my latest outfit :)

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  10. This looks awesome, I should give this a try :D

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  11. I don't know that I could make anything worn on my head look good, but now I am curious enough to try. (:

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    1. I used to be the same way! Sometimes headbands can feel a bit funny on your head but for some reason I find this as an exception! Give it a go! xo :)

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  12. I'm loving this DIY tutorial! I'm your new follower, hope you can follow back!

    xx Olivia

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  14. This is such a cute idea, They look like they could be sold at Free People!

    Love it,

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  18. This is great! Lovely post :)

    Kisses! xo, H
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  19. super cute diy!:)
    xx Kate

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  21. This is a really good idea! Love the style in your posts.

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  22. What an awesome *How To*... You look wonderful!

    Valerie w/ Run With the Hunted Blog

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