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DIY Velvet Turban Headband

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With Christmas right around the corner it got me inspired to start planning my handmade gifts. I love sewing presents for family and friends, but it can be a lot when you have a big list. I like to think up original projects that are simple and budget friendly. If I’m traveling I like to make something for everyone there even if it’s something small. If I’m staying home I’ll usually pick a couple family members to make a bigger project for. I have to allocate my time being a mother of 3 boys, running a business, and enjoying the Holidays so it’s important these are fun for me. For my first project I made this twisted velvet turban (headband). Not only is it cute and versatile it keeps the ears warm too! The supply list is short, with only 6 steps that take anywhere from 10-30 minutes. Make it in all types of colors and fabrics, but I love it in spandex velvet. This is also a great project to use Coats Eloflex Thread to keep those seams soft and stretchable when pulling over your head.

Get the details below and make your own. 


  • Cut 2 strips of stretch velvet that measure 4″ x circumference of your head plus 2″.
  • Fold each strip in half right sides together, pin, and stitch with Coat’s Eloflex Stretchable thread (1/4″ seam allowance)
  • Flip right side out. 
  • Place seam in center.
  • Loop strips around each other and then pull edges to the side. 
  • Connect all the edges together and pin so right sides are facing.
  • Sew 1/2″ seam allowance going through all layers. 
  • If you prefer to hide the seam you can wrap fabric around the seam or add some trim down the seam allowance (stitch or glue).