Sunday, 15 May 2011

Turban DIY.









I'm not a massive fan of turbans to be honest, but a girl in H&M in Leeds was wearing one she made herself when I was in yesterday and it looked lovely on her. I've never really been in to them because I always thought they looked better on long hair and not awkward length hair like mine. I still think they look better on long hair but since I have awkward length hair, I've had to make do.

I originally mentioned this DIY Turban idea to Gem a few weeks ago. Or a week. Or something. I have no concept of time. I thought it would be a lot harder than it is, involving sewing *shudder* and other difficult techniques. However, it is really simple!
I wasn't sure how to show you the steps, but here goes.

1. Firstly, you need a long strip of material like the one shown in the fourth picture. You can use a silk scarf or whatever, folded to make a strip. Just play around and see what works for you.

2. Fifth picture: Put the material around your head and pull the two ends as if you're about to tie a knot but don't finish the knot. Instead, cross the two ends under and back over each other like in the sixth picture to give that turban twist/loop at the centre.

3. Finally, bring the ends round to the back and tie. You can then tuck in the knot at the back and fan out the material/scarf at the sides to make it a bit thicker. I like it a bit messy so I usually pull bits of my hair out to give it a bit of volume.

4. DONE. Now you have yourself a cute DIY turban and you've saved yourself a few bob with this handy tutorial. Let me know if it works for you!

19 comments:

  1. I think it looks lovely on you! wish I could pull it off ! xo

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  2. I think it's excellent seeing as the turban trend is so pricey and not too likely to be around for long as it is so hard to wear. I like the colour you chose, a great cheaper alternative!

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  3. What a good idea! It looks really great on you, the turquoise really suits your hair colour! I'm def gonna give this a go, not sure if I couldpull it off though!

    Charlotte

    www.charlottescollection.co.uk

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  4. This is super cute! I think I'll give it a go and maybe do a post on it in the future. Will definitely link back!

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  5. I bought a black turban headband from newlook intending to wear it with waist-length extensions in and a middle parting.. it's safe to say I couldn't pull it off haha. It looks lovely on you though!

    Melissa
    Article Editor

    MadcowModels.blogspot.com
    www.MadcowModels.co.uk

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  6. Ahhh may have to do this myself! I look like crap in a turban but still ;) I'm gonna try it with my cat print belt from a playsuit!

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  7. Cute :) I look stupid with most hair accessories.

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  8. Such a good little tutorial! I'm actually going to try this, haha! :)

    London's Closet xoxo

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  9. You look incredibly pretty :)I really love your blog - following :)

    www.forevermissvanity.com

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  10. This is amazing, totally going to try this out! xoxo

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  11. You really suit the turban, great tips! I tried and failed with it as it just looks silly with a full block fringe :(!
    Rachelle xxx
    inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com

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  12. It looks lovely on you, and it's a gorgeous colour! xx

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  13. AMAZING! I love this!!!! The teal with your hair colour = perfect!!!



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  14. wow what a clever idea, love the colour of this one too.

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  15. Fabulous idea! I really need to try this. PS, totes loving the look of your blog!

    x

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  16. looks so good, definitely going to try this!
    january, x
    jessicajanuary.com

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  17. Ha this is so good, and you make it look so easy! x

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  18. This is so cute on you! I can never do the DIY turbans, so I just bought a turban headband from River Island! x

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