How to Make a Twisted Headband in 5 Quick & Easy Steps

by Bhooki
7 Materials
1 Hour

This twisted turban headband is easy to make and requires minimal cutting or sewing skills. Follow along with the tutorial as I show you how to make the twisted headband sewing pattern and then how to sew your own twisted headband. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Scrap fabric
  • Sewing elastic
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
Twisted headband sewing pattern

1. Cut the fabric

You will need to cut three pieces of fabric in the sizes shown in the above image. You will also need one piece of elastic band measuring 1 x 6 inches.

Folding and clipping the fabric pieces

2. Sew the headband

Fold all three pieces of fabric in half lengthwise, with right sides facing in. Pin in place and then sew the long edges closed using a 1-centimeter (0.4-inch) seam allowance.

Turning the pieces right sides out

Then, turn all three pieces right sides out. Position the pieces so that the seam is at the top center and iron each piece flat. 

Threading the elastic through the fabric

3. Insert the elastic

Put a safety pin at one end of your 6-inch elastic and insert the elastic into one end of your short piece of fabric. Holding on to the other end of the elastic, continue pulling the elastic through the fabric.

When the elastic is all the way through the fabric, pin each end to hold it in place, and then sew the short edges.

Twist knot headband DIY

Fold one of your 18-inch pieces of fabric in half widthwise, with the seam on the inside of the fold. 

Folding the larger pieces over the end

Place one end of your elastic piece in the center of one end of your folded piece, and then fold both edges of the larger piece over the end of the elastic piece. 

Sewing across the end of the headband

Sew across the end in a straight line. Take your time because it is a bulky piece to sew. 

How to sew a twisted headband

This is what you will have when you’re done.

Slide the other piece through the loop

4. Create the twisted knot

Now slide the other 18-inch piece through the open loop formed by the folded piece. 

How to make a twisted knot headband

Hold the two ends of the long piece together and pivot it so that you make a chain with the folded piece. 

DIY twist headband tutorial

5. Assemble the twisted knot headband

Bring the loose end of the elastic piece to the middle of the edge of the second long piece. Fold in the sides over the elastic end and sew it in place just as did before.

Trim any excess fabric at the ends of the elastic pieces and clean up the edges with an overlock stitch.

Turning the elastic seam inside

Turn the elastic seam inside and pull the fabric to ensure the elastic is properly tucked in. Repeat on the other end of the elastic.

How to make a twisted headband

How to make a twisted headband

That’s all there is to it! This twisted turban headband is very stylish, and the elastic will help keep it in place on your head. It didn’t take much fabric to make, so it’s also a good use for your scrap fabric.

Let me know in the comments if you tried this twist knot headband DIY and how you liked it.

Suggested materials:
  • Scrap fabric
  • Sewing elastic
  • Scissors
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  • Dvs6631619 Dvs6631619 on Apr 23, 2022

    Looks great! Can't wait to make one! Thank you! The instructions were explained very well and easy to follow. Thanks again for the tutorial!!!!

  • Elaine Elaine on May 24, 2022

    WOW! I have been looking for a pattern for exactly this same type of hair band, plus the instructions are so easy to follow!

    Thanks and God bless you!😊