How to Make a Glittery, Gucci-Inspired DIY Turban Headband

Torera George
by Torera George
7 Materials
25 Minutes

If you want to learn how to make your own DIY turban headband, keep reading. It’s incredibly easy.

The first time I saw this Gucci turban headband, Chrissy Tiegen was wearing it, and I knew I had to have it. The only thing stopping me was the price tag, but I knew by looking at it that I could create an incredible dupe on my own.

The best part about making it DIY is that I can use any colors or pattern I want and I won’t feel limited by what’s currently in stock.

Tools and materials:

  • Glittery fabric (or whatever fabric you want)
  • Measuring tape
  • A pair of scissors 
  • Elastic band
  • Thread 
  • Needle
  • Pins
Measuring elastic for the DIY turban headband

1. Measure your head and cut the elastic

Measure the circumference of your head first, and then deduct four inches from the circumference. Then, measure and cut out your elastic for the remaining 4 inches.

When cutting your elastic, keep in mind that 4 inches is actually around 2.5 inches of elastic unstretched. 

Sewing elastic into the headband

2. Sew the elastic

Place your now-cut elastic into the glittery fabric and fold it, right sides together, to correctly measure the width of your headband.

Hand-sew where the fabric meets the elastic, then turn it inside out. It should form a kind of pipe shape.

Sewing up the end of the headband

Weave the elastic through the “pipe” and sew up the end so the elastic is secure within the fabric.

How to make a Gucci-inspired turban headband

Drag the elastic to the other end of the “pipe”. Use a pin or any other tool to help pull it out if necessary. Then, sew up this end. The fabric should be bunched up to accommodate the size of the elastic. 

Elastic part of the headband

It should look like this.

Cutting two pieces of fabric for the headband

3. Create the shape of the headband

Using the circumference you measured earlier, minus 4 inches, cut that length from your glittery fabric twice. You should have two equal parts of fabric now. 

Sewing the edges, right sides together

Fold the right sides again and sew together, then turn inside out. These should look similar to the “pipe” we created earlier, only larger.

Make sure the seam is right in the center of the fabric, and you shouldn’t see any stitches.

How to make a DIY Gucci-inspired headband

Take the two pieces of fabric and twist them around each other until you have something that looks like this. It should look kind of like a chain link. 

Sewing the Gucci turban headband dupe

4. Sew everything together 

Next, pin the ends together. Try to align the stitches together, and hide them they no longer show.

Then, using a running stitch, sew all the way down to the very end until it’s about the same length (bunched up) as the elastic. 

How to make a DIY turban headband

Align the elastic and the bunched ends and sew them together. Your stitches don’t have to be perfect here, so long as they’re sewed together.

Once secure, repeat on the other end. Remember to sew on the left side, as this is the side that will be facing your head and won’t be visible. 

DIY turban headband

Gucci-inspired DIY turban headband tutorial

That’s how you make a Gucci-inspired turban headband! It's so beautiful and will make you look like an absolute goddess.

What do you guys think? Let me know if you’re going to make this and what kind of fabric you’re going to use! 

DIY Gucci-inspired turban headband

Suggested materials:
  • Glittery fabric (or whatever fabric you want)
  • Measuring tape
  • A pair of scissors
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