Monday, October 15, 2012

the DIY: NO SEW TURBAN HEADBAND FROM A T-SHIRT

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The title of this post is upsetting to me but, I wanted to describe this tutorial very well. Sometimes I'm super generic- today... I'm very specific. Anyways I'm going to show you how to make yourself a turban headband out of a t-shirt A.K.A. how to make a super cheap turban headband. Go get yourself a t-shirt for $.99 at Goodwill and you're good to go! I used a size XL.
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Here's what you do...
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You are going to cut two strips out of the t-shirt. I cut mine 3 inches wide. Make sure you cut straight across, from one side to another.
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You should have two continuous strips.
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Cross one strip over top the other one.
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Take the right side of the bottom strip and cross it over to the left side.
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Take the bottom part of the other piece and cross it upwards to the top.
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Pull the two ends apart from each other and there should be 2 layers on each side.
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Put your hand through the bottom piece and grab the top piece.
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Pull the top piece inside of the bottom piece. Repeat on the other side as well.
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Fold the left side over to the right side.
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Repeat the same process as before- pull the top piece inside the bottom piece.
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Straighten the pieces up. There will be a knotted-ness in the middle of the headband.
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Open up the headband and you are finished!
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There will be four layers going around your head and they should all be on top of each other. Are you confused yet?
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Put it on your head and adjust it accordingly. When you get it situated you may want to tack it into place but it is totally not necessary. If you are careful when you put the turban headband on and take it off, you will be AOK. If it comes undone, you can always redo the tutorial.
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If you feel this is too complicated, you could always head over to our Etsy shop and grab a "fancier" one. :)

12 comments:

  1. Love it :) And super easy, yay!

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  2. I love this. great tutorial and great color choice. :)

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  3. Just made this, super easy, thanks!!

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  4. This is so random but I just found this blog today and have been scrolling through it endlessly because I love it. So when I saw this post and saw the shirt my jaw hit the floor because I work in Owosso where the shirt is from. Small world.

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    1. That's so crazy!! We actually got this shirt from a Goodwill in Nashville!

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  5. this is so awesome. im a dude and i sweat a lot.....so i was looking for some headbands and i was getting sick of the looks i got. i do have some athletic ones but i didn't want to look like i just rolled out from a b ball court! well, this is so amazingly economic and simple. the fact that i have tons of old t shirts i don't wear anymore is an added bonus for me to get creative. anyways, thanks a bunch and keep it up - just wanted to represent any dudes out there reading your posts ^_^

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  6. Great Instructions & Illustrations, Thank you!

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