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DIY Turban Headband to Sew

Learn how to sew a DIY turban headband with knit fabric! This beginner sewing projects is fast and easy, and it’s perfect for gifts!

Quick and easy sewing projects are perfect when you are short on time but still want the satisfaction of finishing. With only a little effort and time, you can make something new and satisfy that creative need!

I love these headbands because they are soft, cute, keep hair out of my face, and they make great gifts! I used some scraps that I had in my stash, but you could also cut up a t-shirt!

diy turban headband

I used double brushed poly fabric to make this headband in a beautiful floral. Cotton spandex jersey would also be a great fabric to use. You want a knit fabric that is stretchy with great recovery, but you don’t want it to be thick and heavy.

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diy turban headband

Sew a DIY Turban Headband


diy turban headband supplies

Cut out two rectangles that are 20 inches wide and 3 inches tall.

cut out two rectangles

Fold and pin the long edges of the rectangles right sides together.

pin long edges right sides together

Sew with a zigzag or serge the long sides together.

sew along the long edge

Attach a safety pin to the seam allowance at one end of the tube.

put safety pin on seam allowance

Turn both tubes right side out with the safety pin.

turn tube right side out

Take the two pieces and lay them out in two opposing curves.

lay down two curves

Straighten one tube overlapping the other tube.

straighten one curve

Take the straight tube and hook it around the curve of the other tube. Essentially you are crossing the two curves over each other in the middle.

hook the tube around the other

Pull the four ends to tighten the crossed loop in the middle.

pull tight

One each side bring the two ends together on top of each other matching the short ends.

match up four short edges together

Bring all four ends together and match up the four short ends. Pin the layers together.

pin four ends together

Sew with a zigzag stitch at 3/8 inch. Trim the excess fabric.

sew with a zigzag and trim

Turn right side out and pull into a loop.

pull the headband into a loop

Now make one for you, a few for your friends, and maybe one for your neighbor!

diy turban headband

If you make something using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

diy turban headband

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That headband would cost so much at a baby store. so so cute!
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Knit headbands are my favorite! I swipe the sleeves hubby chops off of his softball tees for mine. They are indeed 10 minute or less (loving the 10 minute posts!) Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us this week.

Can't wait to make some of these!