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:
- 1/2 Yard of Knit Fabric
- Turban Pattern: http://www.pdfhost.net/index.php?Action=Download&File=70a8a9a640a81f97c23828e0a90f474f (Download on PDF Host)
- Sewing Machine and Ballpoint Needle
- Dress Pins
- Ironing Board
- Matching Thread ( I only used black so it would show up on photos)
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.