DIY: Make Your Own Turban Headband

Have you ever heard about turban headband? Commonly worn in Middle-Eastern, Southwest Asian, and North African cultures, turbans give the appearance of fabric wrapped around the head in various manners. Turban-style headbands are worn not only for fashion, but also to restrict hair from becoming unmanageable. First introduced by the fashion-forward house of Prada, turban headbands are now flooding stores.

However, if you don’t want to be limited by color and pattern choices, consider making your own turban headband. To make a turban headband you can follow some steps below.

Things you will need to make your own turban headband such as;

  1. Ruler
  2. Fabric
  3. Scissors
  4. Fabric glue
  5. Plastic headband

 

The Steps

  1. Measure the width of the headband with a ruler.
  2. Cut three strips of fabric. Each should be three times as wide as the headband. One of the strips must be long enough to cover the entire headband, while the second strip should be half as long.
  3. Use scissors to cut a slit, measuring approximately 1 inch, in the shorter strip of fabric. The slit should be positioned about 11/2 inches from one of the ends of the fabric strip.
  4. Use a paint brush to coat one side of the strip with glue. The slit and the edge next to it should not have glue on it.
  5. Gently press the portion of the fabric coated in glue against half of the headband. The slit should be positioned in the middle of the headband. Do not flatten the fabric completely. It should have many grooves and wrinkles that protrude upward.
  6. Use scissors to trim any large amounts of fabric that hang over the edges, reducing them to approximately 3/4 of an inch. Coat the underside of the overhanging fabric in glue and fold it under, pressing it against the underside of the headband.
  7. Coat half of the remaining fabric strip in glue and press it against the half of the headband opposite to the one you worked with in Steps 5 and 6. The fabric should become loose once it runs into the other strip.
  8. Twist the loose portion of fabric to create a coil. Insert the coil under and through the slit. Unwind the coil and coat one side of the fabric in glue. Press it lightly against the half of the headband opposite the slit. Trim any overhang and glue it under the headband as you did with the previous strip.
  9. Allow the turban headband to dry before wearing it.
  10. Using a headband that has holding teeth will help it stay put on your head and won’t mess up your hairstyle.

 

Or you can check the video tutorial below taken from Youtube :

Click This —–> DIY| Turban Headband

 

The Styles of Turban Headband

 

This particular look is so very mod, and can add a little pizzazz to any outfit. You can buy a turban headband at your local retailer. However, you can also create this look very easily yourself at home with a large square scarf.  Good Luck!