Thursday, 7 June 2012

Mix 'n' Match Turban Headband DIY

I now I am quite late and I am really sorry for that. But I prepared everything for my Friday post last week since I was supposed to be at a festival (Rock am Ring seeing Tenacious D and Metallica... *__*) during my normal posting time. Just about a hour before heading off I wanted to upload my pictures and add them to the post and there was the problem: My SD card is probably broken, luckily it is not my camera as I thought in the first moment, but on there are all my London pictures plus some from China... AND my last weeks post. Therefore I just can say "Sorry" once more and present a new project to you.

I love wearing hats and right now I have some really nice ones I wear on a general basis even though summer months ad wool hats are not the best friends. In addition to that there is a little pile of beanies/ similar things on my pile. But lately and inspired by the whole turban/ head wrap trend I started using scarves as head bands as you might remember from this post. The annoying thing about the latter was always the fact that those bands tended to move upwards due to the sleek surface so when I saw a quite similar tutorial to the following in a Burda (an amazing sewing magazine being published in several countries and languages) it clicked and I came up with these "Mix 'n' Match Turban Headbands".
The great thing about them (self-praise much?) is the various combination possibilities they offer when you start turning old fabric pieces in one of the two loops you need for one headband...




What we need:
Sewing stuff

sewing machine with a stretch stitch

stretchable fabric pieces at least 30 x 60 cm each (you need twice the amount when you want a headband with only one sort of fabric)
1. You need to cut out at least two pieces off your fabric, each 30 x 60 cm.
2. Fold your pieces so the long sides lay on each other and fix it along them with sewing pins. Sew along the long sides so you get a long tunnel.
3. Use a stretch stitch!!!








4. Now it comes to closing the tunnel, this part is quite hard to explain but easy when you do it. You practically line up the ends of the seam on each end of the tunnel so the outer sides are laying on each other and then you start going around the two open ends...
5. Just another hopefully useful picture

6. Then you sew around it... you will realize going all the way around is not possible and should also not be your aim since you are turning your piece over through this hole...

7. This great pictures shows you the little whole you still ave after flipping it over (*cough*)...
8. After closing it by simply hand stitching (ewww!) your first loop is ready.... do at least another one...











Great, now you got two loops... but how do they make a turban head band.... as easy as the following pictures do show to you:



Sooo, that's your tutorial for this week. From now on you should remember this everytime you see some nice stretch fabric so you can build up a whole collection out of loops for your different mix 'n' match turban...
By the way... my jersey was just a leftover piece from a leggins I sewed once... so now I can run around all matching and stuff....





1 comment:

  1. Hey Esther, voll die tolle Idee, das muß ich auch nachmachen. Ich hab Massen von Jerseyresten :)

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