DIY Headband: Seriously Simple

I’m a huge fan of scarves-turned-headbands.  Especially in this summer heat, there’s no easier way to turn a messy up-do or low-bun into a semi-stylish look.  (Notice I said semi.)

If you don’t have extra scarves lying around, or just want to add a pop of new color into your ensemble, here’s a seriously simple way to create a twisted turban.

1. Gather your materials.  You’ll need: an old tee (or any kind of knit fabric) and scissors.



2. Cut two strips out of the tee that are double the final length you want your headband to be.  Make the width as thick or thin as you want.  Thicker will create more of a turban look, while thin will err on the side of headband.



3. Lay the strips in the shape of an x.



4. Fold the strips over so they are linked together, and tie around your head.  Voila!  Seriously.  Simple.  So simple in fact, I did this at 5am before work, hence the semi-blurry selfies.



Tip: If you’re going for a more polished look and have a bit more time on your hands, you can always sew the sides of the strips together.


How do you style your hair during the summer?  Share below!


By: Jessica Tiare Bowen



8 Responses to “DIY Headband: Seriously Simple”

  1. way cool DIY.. I like how you have twisted the band into your hair!! I think this is fun and cute. Are the edges rough or do you stitch them down?
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    • Used York City says:

      I left them rough this time around, but if you’re going for a more polished look, a stitch up the side would definitely work!

  2. LOL but you always look stunning anyway!!!! me, I just keep my hair short!
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    • Used York City says:

      You could totally rock this with the short hair, Fiona! It would be all the rage in London:-)

  3. Pamela Morse says:

    So retro..I do love the recycle trend. Next..tee shirt ripping!!!!

  4. Hey that looks very similar to the headbands that they wear at Grill’d here in Australia!
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