Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week and have some fun, relaxing things planned for the weekend. We spent the week in TN visiting my in-laws and while we were there I made Porter a lot of headbands for the summer. :) One of my favorites was this turban headband. It’s crazy easy to make and you only need a few supplies that you probably already have in your house.
Fabric scissors- these are great because they help you get a really straight line
Old t-shirt or fabric
This tutorial works for making an adult or baby turban headband you just have to use different sized t-shirts or fabric pieces depending on which you’re making. For an adult headband, I used a shirt that measured 18-19 inches in width and then cut 2 long pieces that were both 3 inches wide. Then for a baby headband (this fit my 7 month old but since the fabric has some stretch there is a pretty good range of sizes it would fit), I used a shirt that measured 14 inches in width and cut 2 long pieces that were 2.5 inches wide. You just want to make sure you are cutting straight across from one side to the other and have 2 continuous strips. I used a pencil to mark my measurements so I could cut as straight of a line as possible and also used fabric scissors which helped a lot in getting a straight line.
1) cut 2 continuous strips from your t-shirt 2) cross one strip and place it on top of the other one 3) take the right side of the bottom strip and cross it over to the left side 4) take the bottom part of the other piece and cross it upwards towards the top
5) pull the two ends apart from each other (there should be two layers on each side) 6) put your hand through the bottom piece and grab the top piece 7) pull the top piece inside the bottom piece and repeat on the other side 8) fold the left side over to the right side
9) repeat the same process as before 10) pull the top piece inside the bottom piece 11) straighten up the pieces (the more thorough you do this the flatter the headband will lay) 12) there will be a knot in the center and layers of fabric as the band
I mean could that be any easier?! I made a few for myself that turned out really good but everything is way cuter baby sized so I decided to feature Porter’s instead. :)
P.S. Another baby DIY here.dana