Warning! Because this project for turban headbands turns out fabulous every time, because this project is so cheap to make, and because this project takes less than 10 minutes to complete, you will find yourself completely addicted and having a strong desire to make more!
Here comes another super easy fashion DIY for you! You guys know me and how much I can’t stand to over pay for something that I can easily make myself. Do you ever feel the same way?
That’s what I thought when I first started seeing these turban headbands make their way around the social media scene online. First off, don’t you think that this style is just absolutely adorable?
Theses turban headbands look super cute on any lady, no matter her age! I guess I haven’t seen any grandma’s out there wearing them, but I am sure they could totally rock this style!
If you go out into the Etsy world and look for a turban headband you will be paying anywhere from $5 to $10 each! And don’t forget about shipping…
OR… you could easily make your own turban headband that is a perfect fit for just about $1 and in under 10 minutes!
I say you need half a yard of fabric but you could easily make 2-3 headbands with that fabric.
Cheap tip: My favorite place to get fabric is from Joanns. I ALWAYS use a coupon for either 40% off a regular priced item or 20% off your total purchase (including sale prices).
Projects that barely cost anything and can be made in a super short amount of time are my jam! Talk about instant gratification!
If you know how to sew a straight line with a sewing machine, then you are all set to start making your very own turban headband. If you don’t, do a quick YouTube search on “how to sew a straight line with a sewing machine” and you will be an expert in five minutes or less!
How to Make Turban Headbands
½ yard jersey knit stretch fabric
rotary cutter (scissors also work but are a little more challenging)
The first thing you need to do is download these free PDF patterns that I created for you. Make sure and print two copies of the page that says “print 2”. After you cut them out you will want to tape them together over lapping the area where it says “attach here”.
I have created two different patterns for you. One is for an adult and the other is for a child. The adult template makes a headband that is 21” long and the child’s is 18” long. You want the length of your fabric for your headband, to be the same length as the circumference of your head. You can add or subtract from the template if needed. Just click the link below to print your pattern.
After you have your pattern all ready to go, fold your fabric on itself so you have two layers of fabric. Lay your fabric out on your cutting mat and place your pattern over the fabric. Make sure to lay the long side of the pattern in the same direction of the stretch of the fabric.
Using your rotary cutter, cut out your fabric following the pattern. You will end up with two rectangle pieces.
Fold those pieces separately length wise, with the good sides in.
Using a zigzag stitch, sew a straight line down the open long end of each of your rectangles. Leaving as small of a seam as possible. This stitch will work better with the stretch of the fabric.
Now turn those pieces right side out.
Lay the rectangles crisscross out on a flat surface. They should make an “X”.
Starting with the bottom piece, grab opposite ends of the same piece of fabric and line up the ends.
Now take all four ends and line them up together and sew a straight stitch across all layers. I like to make two or three passes to be sure the seam is strong.
Next, trim off any excess fabric, being careful not to cut the seam you just made. Turn it right side out and you have a custom made fabric turban headband!
Wasn’t that super easy?
These headbands make great gifts. I think a new mom with a baby girl would especially love a matching pair!
I would love to see how your headbands turn out! Make sure to tag me on Instagram @PenniesIntoPearls with your picture of you and your headband!