If you’ve been on Pinterest lately, you’ve probably noticed that the “turban headband” or wrap look is trending. I love the look for summer, particularly something to keep my hair back on a lazy weekend or something to jazz up that sloppy bun attempt that I work so hard at. I explored a few DIY options, and I figured out that I could easily make four headbands out of one t-shirt.
First, I took a white tee, and tried my hand at dip dying in the back yard. Want some dye ideas? Check out Rit Dye’s Pinterest Board! I wanted that oh so on point ombre look. I picked out a beautiful teal color and had at it. Note: I trimmed the sleeves off and dyed them separately in the dye to achieve a solid color.
For my first two headbands, I placed the sleeves flat on my cutting boards. I trimmed off the icky raw edge and the extra fabric on the hem. I used a rotary cutter and cut parallel lines a couple of inches from one another. Bam. A headband. I stretched it around my head, and the ends curled around (see the fifth image to compare a new and used head band). You could easily jazz these simple bands up with flowers, bows, or whatever. I am going to be using them to keep fly aways out of my face in yoga and while doing yard work.
My other two handbands were cut from the body of the t-shirt. I laid the shirt out flat, and I cut two 8″ wide bands across the shirt to create to large tubes. You have magically created two turban style headbands. Congrats!
So, how do you twist a turban headband from a t-shirt tube? I created a figure 8 and looped the ends over each other to create what looks like a double hand band. The KEY is to twist the fabric where is crosses each other at the center, almost created an “X.” I placed my large, knotted letter X on the front of my forehead. I love the ombre fabric on this one. This wore this look all day on Sunday as I worked around the house, and it was so nice to have all of my hair back without having to deal with a knotted scarf, pinching handband, or bobby pins.
Do you have a quick and easy DIY handband pattern you’d like to share?