Sunday, February 17, 2013

Knit Turban Headband Tutorial

Today's Tutorial is an uber chic and stylish knit turban headband. This project will take you less then a hour, and is great for beginners. I also included my first free PDF Pattern!

Here's What You'll Need:

Step 1: Download and print out Poofhawk's turban pattern on the normal 8 1/2" x 11" paper. Now because most printers have a set border when printing, the side lines might get slightly cut off. Don't pay attention to that and cut up to the complete 11", using the lines as a guideline. Your Pattern should be 6 1/2" x 11". This size will fit most.

Step 2: Pin your pattern on the fold of the fabric ( make sure your fabric stretches along the fold). Cut out 2 pieces.

Step 3: Take both pieces to the ironing board. On one of the short ends of each piece, press down about 1/2" toward the wrong side of the fabric.

Step 4: Next, fold each piece lengthwise, right sides together. Pin and zig-zag stitch with a 1/2" seam allowance.

Step 5: Turn each piece right side out and press. Fold each piece in half, crossing them around one another like a chain. Place 1 or 2 pins in the middle, to hold the two pieces together.

Step 6: Beginning with the two inner ends of the headband, insert the raw end into the pressed end lapping ends 1/2", forming it into a circle. Topstitch, with a zig-zag stitch, the ends together. Make sure that when you are stitching, you catch both the pressed edges into the stitching. Repeat for the outer pieces.

Step 7: Position both headband sections inside each other, matching seams. About 1/8" away from your previous stitching, stitch through both headband pieces.

And Your Finished! 

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