Easy Sew Turban Headband

Tired of your hair getting in the way but don’t want to sport a ponytail? Today on Happiest Camper, we show you how to make this Easy Sew Turban Headband! With this quick and easy tutorial, you’ll be able to quickly sew together a simple headband to use in minutes that will save you from having to worry about that pesky hair falling in your face! This is a simple pattern that can be completed in less than about 15 minutes. It’s also great for beginners who are looking for something easy to start with. There are many ways to make a headband for your hair. This is one of the easiest ways that I have found, but it’s also one of my favorites! You can choose any colors you want and it’s super easy to sew. Plus, this design is perfect for fall weather because it will keep your ears warm on those chilly days, but isn’t so warm that you find yourself regretting it if it gets warmer out in the afternoon. Once you’ve tried this method out, you’ll be hooked!

Seriously, every girl needs a good headband to keep her hair out of her face and off her neck sometimes. Why not make your own? I’ve rounded up the supplies you will need and provided a super easy tutorial for you to use when making your own turban headband. Let’s get crafty! 

Easy Sew Turban Headband

What You’ll Need:

First things first, let’s talk about what you need to make this easy sew turban headband. To make one headband, you’ll need roughly ⅛ yard stretchy knit (I used jersey fabric in colors selected by my anticipated wearers, my kids) fabric and matching thread. As far as the necessary tools, you’ll need a pair of good scissors; a needle or sewing machine, (although a sewing machine is not required – this can certainly be made by hand-sewing); and a straight-edge and/or ruler. The ruler is just to measure your initial cut and the straight edge is for keeping that cut straight, so whatever you have on hand to accomplish those two activities will work. You’ll also want some sewing pins or some other way to hold the fabric in place.

Easy Sew Turban Headband

The first step in this easy sew turban headband tutorial is to cut the fabric to 19 inches long by 8 inches wide. This is the size I used for my kiddo’s head as they were the anticipated wearer of the headbands. However, if you are making this for a typical adult, a length of 21 inches is the recommended length. If you are planning on making this headband for a child younger than 6 years old, I would measure the circumference of their head and work with that measurement, as it may be significantly less than the 19-inches.

Next, fold the rectangle of fabric right-side to right-side and pin in place.

Now on this easy sew turban headband tutorial, head over to your sewing machine and sew it in place with a ¼-inch hem. Take care to go back and forth at the beginning and end of the hem in order to limit any unraveling of the hem. Keep in mind that you will need to do this with each hemline.

Once hemmed, turn the rectangle of fabric right-side out and fold it in half vertically with the hem on the left-hand side. 

Then you will fold the rectangle of fabric horizontally in half with the two open ends laying side-by-side in a tight “v” shape (with each side still folded in half vertically with the hem on the inside of the “v” on both sides – meaning do not twist the fabric).

Next on this easy sew turban headband tutorial, unfold the open end of each side of the “v” about 2-inches from the open end.

Overlap the right arm of the “v” on top of the left arm of the “v” by about ½ of the width. We are about halfway through this easy sew turban headband tutorial!

Fold the left arm of the “v” on top of the overlapped section.

Fold the right arm of the “v” on top of the overlapped section. This will create a folded stack.

Next on this easy sew turban headband tutorial, pin the folded stack in place at the end and sew it in place with a ¼-inch hem.

Fold the right side over by about ⅓ of the width and pin it in place.

Then sew it in place with a ¼-inch hem.

And that’s it! Now you know how to make an easy sew turban headband! Trim the ends and iron the headband, if desired, then put it on your wearer! Or, once you have it sewn together, you can add some cute trimming around the edges! You can use ribbons or lace, a button or snap – anything you think will look fun. The best part is the way this headband looks when you’re done, though. Because of the “knot”, it looks like a super complicated piece, but really it’s just a nice little twist. So, you could really make this in just a few minutes, especially if you make several in a row and get really good at it. So, go grab your fabric and make all the turban headbands you can stand!

If you liked this easy sew turban headband tutorial, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!

Yield: 1

Easy Sew Turban Headband

Easy Sew turban headband create card

Sew this cute turban headband for a fraction of the price of buying in-store. This simple sewing tutorial is perfect for beginners and this headband makes a nice gift.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3.00

Instructions

  1. Cut the fabric to 19 inches long by 8 inches wide. This is the size I used for my kiddo’s head as they were the anticipated wearer of the headbands. However, if you are making this for a typical adult, a length of 21 inches is the recommended length.
  2. Fold the rectangle of fabric right-side to right-side and pin this length then sew it in place with a ¼-inch hem. Take care to go back and forth at the beginning and end of the hem in order to limit any unravelling of the hem.
  3. Turn the hemmed rectangle of fabric right-side out and fold it in half vertically with the hem on the left-hand side. 
  4. Fold the rectangle of fabric horizontally in half with the two open ends laying side-by-side in a tight “v” shape (with each side still folded in half vertically with the hem on the inside of the “v” on both sides - meaning do not twist the fabric).
  5. Unfold the open end of each side of the “v” about 2-inches from the open end.
  6. Overlap the right arm of the “v” on top of the left arm of the “v” by about ½ of the width.
  7. Fold the left arm of the “v” on top of the overlapped section.
  8. Fold the right arm of the “v” on top of the overlapped section. This will create a folded stack.
  9. Pin the folded stack in place at the end and sew it in place with a ¼-inch hem.
  10. Fold the right side over by about ⅓ of the width and pin it in place then sew it in place with a ¼-inch hem.
  11. Trim the ends and iron the headband, if desired, then put it on your wearer
© Happiest Camper
Project Type: Sewing / Category: DIY/Sewing

More Fun Sewing Projects:

The post Easy Sew Turban Headband appeared first on Happiest Camper.

Easy Sew Turban Headband