Want to Make Your Own Turban Headband? Try This Quick & Easy Tutorial

Curly Made
by Curly Made
7 Materials
1 Hour

In today’s tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to make your own turban headband. I've been seeing these styles of headbands a lot on Anthropologie recently and thought, why not make my own DIY turban headband?

I didn't have patterned fabric, so I painted my own design, but this turban headband would work with most fabrics. In fact, it's a great way to use up any fabric scraps you have lying around.

Tools and materials:

  • White fabric
  • Basic plastic headband
  • Hot glue gun
  • Measuring tape
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint
Measuring and cutting fabric rectangles

1. Cut fabric rectangles

Cut a rectangle out of fabric that measures 45 x 28 cm (17.7 x 11 inches). Also, cut a smaller one that’s 15 x 12 cm (5.9 x 4.7 inches). 

Painting the fabric with acrylic paint

2. Paint the fabric (optional)

So, I didn't have any printed fabric on hand, and I also didn't want to make a boring white DIY turban headband. So, I decided to get my paintbrushes and acrylic paint out and get my creative juices flowing!

This part is totally optional, but if you feel like being extra-creative, feel free to do the same. 

Painting the fabric design

I basically added some random brush strokes with various colors, as shown, to both rectangles.

Let the paint dry before proceeding to the next step. 

Cutting the edges of the fabric

3. Cut the edges.

Now, cut the edges of the fabric.

Gluing the sides together

4. Glue the sides together

Fold the main fabric in half, right sides together, and glue the edges with a hot glue gun. 

Turn the fabric right sides out, and press the seam in the center with your hands. 

Gathering the ends of the fabric

5. Gather the ends

Now, gather the ends on both sides and make a small stitch to secure. Basically, insert the needle, alternating between the top and bottom. In the end, you should have a small fan-like structure. To see how I do this, check my video from 2:18 minutes. 

Gluing the headband to the fabric

6. Glue the headband to the fabric

Glue the fabric to the headband, small sections at a time. When attaching the headband, basically roll it over onto the glue. 

Creating the ends of the headband

7. Make the ends of the turban headband

Now, cut two more small rectangular shapes from your white fabric, and glue the edges. 

Wrapping fabric around the headband ends

Add glue to both ends of the plastic headband and wrap the white fabric around them, as shown.

Gluing the smaller fabric rectangle

8. Create the turban headband style

Now, grab the smaller painted rectangle and glue the edges. 

Gluing the sides of the fabric together

Glue the sides together to create a tube of fabric.

Sliding the tube of fabric onto the headband

Slide the tube onto the headband and place it in the middle to create the turban headband. 

Make your own turban headband

Make your own turban headband tutorial

And… your turban headband is complete! Looks like a cute bow, right? Thank you so much for joining me on this tutorial on how to make your own turban headband. Let me know what you think of this DIY turban headband in the comments!

Suggested materials:
  • White fabric
  • Basic plastic headband
  • Hot glue gun
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