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).