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diy eugenia kim chiara turban headband

November 19, 2012

This DIY (inspired by Eugenia Kim Chiara Turban Headband) is a great sewing project for beginners. It’s a basic rectangle shape with some pleating in the back and a knot in the front. I used cotton jersey but any other type of jersey (wool, rayon, silk) would work as well. 

 

[Cut a piece of jersey that’s 12 inches wide and 21 inches long]

[Fold the fabric in half lenghtwise- right sides together. Sew]

[This is what your fabric should look like. When you are finished, turn right side out]

[In the middle of the fabric create pleats by folding the fabric down and topstitching it. Make 4 pleats]
[Sew the 2 end pieces together]

[At this point, this is what the turban should look like. The pleats are in the back and the seam joining the 2 sides together is in the middle of the front]
[The next step is to create a knot that covers up the middle seam and gathers the fabric together. Cut a piece of jersey that is 5 inches wide and 10 inches long]

[Fold in half lengthwise, right sides together. Sew seam and turn inside out]
[Make a loose knot]

[On the inside of the turban, stitch down one end of the knot]
[Fold the end over (to hide the raw edge) and stitch the end on top of the other one. That’s it- all done!]

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    Vanessa, Take only Memories
    November 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Love it! Looks great on you 🙂

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    Anonymous
    November 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Fantastic- can't believe how much cheaper your version is!

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    Terry
    November 20, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Saw this on tumblr- great idea!!!

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    Emily Daniels
    November 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    This looks lovely on you!

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    Johanna
    November 20, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Such a nice DIY idea 🙂 I love how simple but cute it is ♥

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    Andrea
    November 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    i love it so much!

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    Erin
    November 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Came here from craftgawker to tell you that I love this DIY! I just started sewing so I'm going to give it a try.

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    Zana Davies
    November 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Great DIY!!!

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    Michelle Evans
    November 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Such a great idea!

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    Katie R.
    November 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Very clever!

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    Kate
    December 3, 2012 at 12:59 am

    awesome!! I need to try this 🙂

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    alishanewton
    December 25, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Where do you get jersey fabric like that? Wow!

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      Gina Michele
      December 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      I bought it at Mood in NYC. I don't think they have the exact fabric on their website but there are plenty of other great ones- http://www.moodfabrics.com/
      Thanks for reading x

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