Hello everyone! I wanted to get a post up for you all sooner! Sometimes life gets in the way. My wish is to get at least three post up for you guys a week, I’m going to try my hardest to keep that up. Along with Pattern Reviews and Outfit posts I want to include Tutorials to help get your feet wet with sewing or just to give you a fun project to work on! Either way this Turban Headband tutorial is great for everyone and takes no time at all! I love super quick & fun easy projects that give instant sewing gratification. If you’re new to sewing this might be all it takes to get your spark going! 🙂
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Please don’t forget to Like, Share and Comment what you find interesting that way I know what to do more of! I love any feedback from you all & I’m an open book so ask me anything! Enjoy the Tutorial!
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Alright lets get started!
Supplies: You only need a few!
- 1/4 Yard of Stretchy knit fabric (can even use an old t-shirt)
- 1 sheet of copy paper (regular 8.5 x 11 sheet)
- Permanent marker or pen
- Fabric scissors or rotary cutter (whichever you prefer)
- Sewing machine
- Coordinating thread
- Pattern weights (forgot to include them in the pic below, I use large washers)
After you’ve gathered your supplies we’re ready to get started! 🙂
Get your paper and with the short end toward you and your marker ready!
Write “Fold” with arrows at the bottom of the paper. (so you know to cut on the fold of your fabric)
Then write on the pattern piece “Turban Headband” and the directions so you can reuse this over and over to make more! (This paper in itself is all we need to cut out our fabric, perfect size already!) AWESOME.
Great, now place your fabric right sides together and with the most stretch of the fabric running lengthwise. Place your pattern on top along the fold of your fabric and place your pattern weights on top of that. Cut around with either the scissors or rotary cutter whichever you prefer.
Just like this.
Repeat the above steps 1 more time so you end up with two pattern pieces.
Now open up your fabric pieces and lay them flat on your work surface.
Now along the length of your fabric you are going to turn in up onto itself right sides together.
Repeat to both pieces and pin along the entire length of the fabric.
Now take it to your machine and with a zig zag stitch or a “stretch stitch” your are going to sew along the entire length with the raw edge of your fabric matching up with the edge of your presser foot on the machine. (do not use a straight stitch here or your stitches will POP as soon as you try to put this on!)
Repeat the above step to your other pattern piece.
Once you’ve sewn both pieces it should look something like the picture below. (I used white thread so you all will be able to see better, you should use coordinating thread)
Okay so now you want to take your hand and place inside the pieces and turn them right side out (as if you’d be turning out a sock). Lay them flat with the seam running along the center of pieces and take them to your ironing board. Press them flat so they are neater and easier to work with.
No lay your pieces in a cross formation on your work surface with the seams facing up.
Grab the short ends of the piece that is on the bottom and bring the ends together.
Pull up your fabric pieces.
Bring the opposite two ends to each other and lay your pieces flat on your table. (It’s starting to take shape!)
Now grab both layers on one end and bring them to the opposite end making sure you twist around once instead of bringing them directly together.
Pin all layers together.
Take your work to the sewing machine and again with a zig zag or stretch stitch sew with the raw edge of the fabric aligned with the raw edge of your presser foot. (make sure to remove your pins as you go, do not sew over your pins).
It should look something like below when you are finished.
Alright all thats left to do is trim the excess fabric in your seam allowance close to your stitching. Now turn the seam to the inside and your all FINISHED! Super easy right? I told you 🙂
Go out and strut your stuff with your new super chic DIY Headband! I hope you all enjoyed! Please Like, Comment and Share! Love you all! Don’t forget to hashtag your makes on Social Media #ROSYPENA