Easy Looped Headband

    Posted by  ·  October 25, 2015

    This easy looped headband is a simple turban style headband made from knit fabric.  The looping of the fabric creates a great effect and is perfect for making a color blocked headband or for using two fun prints of fabric.

    DIY looped headband

    I am lucky that I got to try out a beautiful new line of knits fromRiley Blake Designs called Idle Wild designed by some amazing gals over over at Pattern Anthology (Kate Blocher, Melissa Mora, Shauna Wightman and Andrea Pannell).

    idle wild fabric

    How to make a looped headband {Turban Style Headband}

    Cut two pieces of knit fabric 4″ X 10″ each.  My knit fabric was nice and stretchy both ways so I cut along the salvaged edge. Using a rotary cutter makes cutting long strips of fabric super easy.

    looped headband tutorial looped headband how to cut fabric

    Find center of each piece. Fold one piece around the other.

    looped headband folding fabric

    Fold second piece over the first.

    folding fabric looped headband tutorial diy looped headband folds

    Stitch along each edge up to where the pieces are folded over each other. Be sure to back stitch to keep stitching secure. Tip: If you want a tighter finished loop, scrunch the fabric up tighter before stitching. For the tutorial it was easier to explain with pieces laying flat.

    looped headband sewing lines

    Turn each side right side out.

    looped headband turn inside out

    Starting with both ends together turn the entire piece wrong side out.

    looped headband turn wrong side out looped headband turned wrong side out

    Carefully stitch around the bottom leaving about a two inch opening.

    looped headband sewing up bottom

    Turn right side out. Hand stitch opening closed and you have a darling turban style headband!

    diy turban knit headband




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    1. Jennifer
      Monday, August 15th, 2016
      I agree with Clover Colonel... Maybe 4"×10" cut on a fold... but it would be way small following these directions!
    2. Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
      So simple but adorable! I am all about simple, DIY's.. especially when I can use up some fabric scraps :) Thanks so much for this simple tutorial!
    3. Monday, November 9th, 2015
      What a cute way to showcase fabric!
    4. Clover Colonel
      Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
      I think the cutting dimensions are wrong. I made one and it is not big enough for a child. Should it be 14" length or more?