DIY Hair Towel Wrap with Jersey Knit

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Learn how to make a DIY hair towel wrap with jersey knit fabric and a free sewing pattern. It’s great for plopping wet hair up on your head!

I’m often in a hurry whenever I get out of the shower with wet hair. Kids need to get to school, and my husband needs to get to work.

I need to wrap my hair up and keep it in place. I hate when I bend over and my wrap falls out!

I don’t have time to immediately dry my hair, so I usually plop my hair up in a hair towel wrap until I get time to dry it. Jersey knit fabric is good for hair, and you can make your own DIY hair towel wrap with a free sewing pattern.

diy hair towel wrap sewing pattern

What fabric should I use for a hair towel wrap?

You’ll need to use a knit fabric for a hair towel wrap, and my favorite fabric to use is either cotton spandex jersey or double brushed poly. Double brushed poly is closer to a microfiber towel you would purchase.

Both of these fabrics are stretchy but keep hair smooth. You can even use a combination of both if that is what you have and what you prefer.

diy hair towel wrap

How to Use a Hair Towel Wrap

To put the wrap on flip your head over so your hair is hanging down. Place one of the snaps on the center back of your head.

place snap at center back of head

Gather the hair inside the wrap and twist it.

wrap and twist hair inside wrap

Flip the twist back over the head. Grab the other snap and attach it to the back snap. Your wrap is in place!

flip end over and snap to back

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diy hair towel wrap

What is a PDF sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

diy hair towel wrap

How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.

Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again. Learn how to use PDF sewing patterns.

diy hair towel wrap sewing pattern

DIY Hair Towel Wrap with Jersey Knit


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DIY Hair Towel Wrap supplies

Fold the jersey for the wrap two times: one way and then the other. Line up the wrap pattern piece with two folds and cut the fabric.

cut out wrap pattern piece

Fold the jersey for the band in half. Line up the band pattern piece with one fold and cut the fabric.

cut out band pattern piece

Match up the short ends of the band with right sides together. Zigzag or serge the short ends together.

My fabric for the band pattern pieces wasn’t wide enough since I used a scrap piece of fabric. I had to add a couple extra pieces to get the right length, and that’s why there are three seams.

sew short ends of band together

Fold the band in half with wrong sides together matching up the raw edges.

fold band wrong sides together

Divide the band into four equal sections. Divide the wrap into four equal sections.

divide the wrap into four equal sections

Match up each section of the band with a section of the wrap.

match up the four sections of the wrap with the band

Pin throughout each section.

pin the band all the way around the wrap

Zigzag or serge the band to the wrap.

sew the band to the wrap with a zigzag or a serger

Add one side of the snap to the center back of the wrap. Add the other side of the snap to the center front of the warp.

add snaps to front and back

You finished!

DIY Hair Towel Wrap with Jersey Knit

Get the Free Sewing Pattern here!

DIY Hair Towel Wrap with Jersey Knit

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

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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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Heather, I have subscribed but cannot find the actual links for your patterns. I see all of the how to, but need the download links. What am I doing wrong?

I can’t find anywhere is states to get the pattern.

Did you find it? If you scroll up from here and see Heathers photo where she is wearing the head wrap click the pink words right above that picture,and it’ll start downloading for you .

I cannot find it either. I even subscribed since it looked like it would be emailed to me. What was emailed sends me back to the loop of the instructions but no where can I download a PDF. It would be nice if it was more clear.