How to DIY a Super Easy Head Wrap

Romela Occaso
by Romela Occaso
9 Materials
15 Minutes

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make a DIY head wrap. This head wrap has a unique design, and you might not have seen anything like it before. This DIY is very easy and perfect for beginners. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Tape measure
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Elastic
  • Pen
  • Safety pin
  • Pins
Taking head measurement

1. Take head measurement

To determine the width of your fabric, measure your head as shown. Take the tape measure from the center of your forehead to just above the bottom of your head.

For me, this measured 14 inches (35.6cm).

Cutting fabric

2. Cut the fabric

Now it’s time to cut the fabric. The width is your head measurement plus 3 inches (7.6cm), and the length is 38 inches (96.5cm).

Hemming the fabric

3. Hem the fabric

Place the fabric right side down. Then fold the fabric in by 0.25 inches (0.6cm) twice all the way around. Pin it all in place and sew the fabric down to hem it.

Ironing fabric

4. Fold and iron the corners

Fold the corners in on either side as shown and iron down.

Ironing fabric

5. Fold and iron the sides

Fold the bottom side up by 1.5 inches (3.8cm) and iron down. Then fold the topside down by 1 inch (2.5cm) and iron down.

Where to sew

6. Sew

Sew the parts of the head wrap shown.

Marking the elastic

7. Mark the elastic

Take a piece of elastic and mark it ⅛ inch (0.3cm) from one of the ends and then at 3.5 inches (8.9cm) from there.

Sewing the elastic

8. Sew the elastic

Sew the ⅛ inch (0.3cm) mark on the elastic just below the bottom fold on the fabric as shown. 

Pulling the elastic through

9. Pull the elastic through

Clip a safety pin to the other side of the elastic and pull it all through.

Cutting the elastic

10. Sew and cut the elastic

Bunch the fabric along the elastic until you get to the 3.5 inches (8.9cm) mark. Then sew on that mark and cut off the excess elastic. 

Where to sew

11. Fold and sew the corners

Fold the two corners on one side. Pin them together and sew along the top as shown.

Repeat the same on the other side.

Finished DIY head wrap

DIY head wrap

Here is the finished DIY head wrap!

It is kind of a mix between a beanie hat and a scarf, and I love the design. The wrap goes over my head, and then I can pull my ponytail out through the bag.

Finished DIY head wrap

This is a really cute hair accessory, and I know I will get a lot of use out of it.

What did you think of this tutorial? Let me know in the comments down below.

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