Friday, February 10, 2012

fashion friday- turban headbands

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I have been growing my hair out for what seems like years (finally its all grown out!) and a couple of years back I started making turban style headbands so that I could wear my hair back (during that "in between stage") while making a fashion statement. And for the last couple of years I've been receiving TONS of inquiries about how I create them. So I have FINALLY put together a little tutorial on how I make them and wear them!


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1. I always use jersey fabric because its nice and stretchy. I've had the best luck with using men's size large t-shirts because the width of the t-shirt perfectly wraps around my head twice OR once in a while I'll upcycle something that I have on hand- like this striped maternity dress. 2. I cut wide strips about 8-10 inches wide. I make use of the seam already sewn into the garment.

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You can get three wide head bands from a mens size large t-shirt

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4. I cut 2-3 strips (which becomes the headband) so I can layer them together.


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To wear I start by wrapping it around my head twice and then I layer the 2nd and 3rd once the same way. This creates nice volume and is the key to creating the look of a turban.

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There are all kinds of ways to wear the turban headband- with your hair pulled back

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or over your forehead

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you can pull all your hair up into it and even layer different colors or styles-


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like braiding the jersey or creating rosettes

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however you choose to wear your headband- its the perfect solution for a bad hair day, growing your hair out or a chic alternative for styling your hair!

43 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:25 PM

    ALISA! You are my savior- my hair has been falling out recently because of my thyroid disease- I bought a few scarves to die around my head but they simply fall off. I can't wait to try this! Thanks for the inspiration! xoxo

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  2. This is so great! I made turban headbands in the summer, but they were much more complicated than this... I like yours much better :] Thanks for sharing!

    xo.
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  3. I am one of your followers that at least once a year I ask the "how to's" on the turban. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

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  4. u look great Alisa! nd thanks for the tutorial! :)
    ur hair is grrrreatttt . is there anything special u use for it?

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  5. I always llok at your blog but don't leave much comments, but I always enjoy to read. This time I want to say how pretty you are. You are a beautifull woman.
    greeting from the Netherlands, Petra

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  6. Pretty girl!!!! Wow!!!

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  7. Harika görünüyorsun. Çizgilerin gibi saç bantların da süper. :)

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  8. I recently wrote a post about crafts with t-shirts, but I avoided headbands because I didn't see any pretty headband, I think yours is the best I've ever seen!
    I'll edit my post with your fabulous turban

    Greetings from Spain!

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  9. Great tutorial! Thanks so much.

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  10. Ooh this is a great post, I have one of these and would love to make some of my own so will give it a try now, thank you!

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  11. i have long hair and tried this before a few times. But it doesn't look good on me, I think it has something to do with the shape of my face.
    And you are such a beautiful woman by the way !

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  12. I Love this, and that it is a way of upcycling. might have to use a few of the T-shirts I have lying around.
    Although Im not sure how it would look on me.
    Def being put into the to try pile :D

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  13. Lovely! I wish I could wear these. The shape of my head makes them slip right off. :0(

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  14. I have been growing my bangs out for-ever or at least since the fall!) Just today I was able to pull it back into a barrette behind my head instead of on top. I can see the end of the dorky-hair-grow-out days tunnel especially now that I have this bit of fashion fire-power in my arsenal. Thanks for sharing as I've been admiring your turbans from afar (really, I live in Ohio.) Have a great day.

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  15. Cute, cute, cute~

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  16. Fabulous! I love anything that goes in the hair. Now we need a tutorial on how to create the rosettes. : )

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  17. These look super easy but so much fun. Thanks for sharing the instructions. I'm going to give it a try.

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  18. darcy p8:08 AM

    Oh I love it ... I just made one from a t-shirt that isn't worn anymore and it works perfectly. THANK YOU!

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  19. Love the headbands, and you look great wearing them.

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  20. *yay!* I am so excited that you shared this :D I've been wanting to know how you do your turbans for as long as I've been following you. So delighted you shared this :D Can't wait to start making my own 'Alisa turban'. You look gorgeous in these - something very Regency-looking about you when you wear these ;) xoxo

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  21. Fun! Thanks for the great tutorial. I love all of the variations that you've made.

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  22. You wear these headbands so well! I've always wished I could pull off this look. Can you come over and help me figure it out? Just kidding. Great tutorial! Thanks for the tips on how to make such a headband and how to wear it. I'm inspired to try this with one of my hubby's tees.

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  23. Great idea! You are very beautiful, your motherhood has given you more beauty

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  24. Just plain sweet - and you are looking beautiful. You had a good day with no blue circles under your eyes (little one sleeping well?)

    It makes me wish my hair was curly.

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  25. Your turbans and headbands are so fabulous, and YOU LOOK MARVELOUS in them! I've said to you before
    -- I love the way you dress. And I agree: you are beautiful.

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  26. Harika.. :) Paylaşımlarınız için teşekkürler.

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  27. So cute, great idea. I would love to be able to wear a turban, have been looking at knit patterns for turbans, but I have straight hair that is 4'+ long. Not sure I could pull it off.

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  28. Yay! I'm growing my hair out, and was considering my headband options... :-) These are much better than what I was envisioning. Thank you.

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  29. That was nice!. This post is good for everybody to learn how to be resourceful. Nice job!

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  30. great) liked everything very much) keep it up and dont stop)

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  31. Thank you for the super easy tutorial! :) LOVE!

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  32. stinkin' brilliant!

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  33. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial...now show me how you do your beautiful eye make-up! I wish I knew how to do that! :)

    Laurel in MN :)

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  34. Hi, Alisa,
    I love your idea!
    I knew your blog recently and was blown away. I have a blog where I tell about my personal experiences with sustainability and also divulge other cool ideas. I would like to talk about your tutorial where you reuses the shirt to make a turban.
    Obviously I will speak of your blog and put the link.
    Congratulations on your beautiful work!
    If you want to see my blog: http://ciclicca.blogspot.com
    My e-mail is cidesign98@yahoo.com.br

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  35. Wow... I really love it. I follow your guide and I hope that the results is same as good as you.

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  36. I find that ideal for a busy women like me. Really wonderful.:)

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  37. Thanks for the good writeup. It actually used to be a enjoyment account it. Look complicated to far delivered agreeable from you! However, how could we keep in touch?

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  38. Just saw this on Sew Mama Sew and can't wait to make one. I have a short I love with a couole of big holes in it that I've been saving for a fun project, and I think this will be perfect!

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  39. thanks for sharing, here is another light weight wholesale headbands are available.

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  40. Thanks for posting this blog !! Playing outdoors or doing exercises, Headbands for Men prove to be a great accessory.

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