D.I.Y. projects are simple, easy ways to update your wardrobe and test the trends for the new season. Today’s D.I.Y. is a turban-style headband: the perfect transitional piece between fall and winter. It will keep your ears cozy and protected from blustering winds. Go for a soft fabric in a warm, fall hue such as
olive, burgundy, pumpkin or classic navy. Here is a step-by-step
guide to creating your own chic headband.
• Needle and thread
• Hair tie or rubber band
• Two yards of fabric (Fabric can be found at any craft shop. I recommend the shops on 39th street between Seventh and Eighth avenues)
1. Cut the fabric so it is two yards long and one foot wide.
2. Take the fabric and place it at the base of the neck so each side is hanging by either side of your head. Be sure each side of the fabric is the same length.
3. Twist the ends together around your head twice and tie it with the hair tie at the top of your head. Make sure the fabric fits snug around your head.
4. Remove the circle of fabric from your head.
5. Cut off the excess fabric that hangs beyond the knot where you tied the hair tie.
6. Remove the hair tie and fold the fabric vertically in half. Sew each end with the needle and thread.
7. Once the ends are sewn together, flip the fabric inside out to hide the seams. The fabric should now look like an infinity scarf.
8. To get the shape, twist the circle of fabric so it resembles an infinity symbol. Then twist it again.
9. Fold the loops on top of each other.
10. Fit the headband on to your head so it covers your ears and hairline. Style the headband however
A version of this article appeared in the Wednesday, Oct. 24 print edition. Janelle Grace is a contributing writer. Email her at email@example.com.
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