DIY Turban Headband - No-Sew

I’m going to be honest here. The only time I fix my hair is when I go out. And even then, it’s never more than putting mousse in. Chasing kids around all day as a SAHM makes it pointless to even attempt to make it look nice. I’ll just get food smashed in my hair. Or it’s used as a personal tissue for my toddler. Or handles to climb up in my lap. So it’s normally just put up in a ponytail or bun.

But, my hair isn’t very long and it tends to fall down pretty quick without a headband. I have several, but they just slip right off after a few minutes. I needed one that I could keep tight without having to keep adjusting it. So, here is what I came up with!

DIY Turban Headband - No-Sew

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I really love how the turban headbands look, so that is what I went with. I’ve seen other tutorials for making a DIY turban headband, but they were sewn and, therefore, not adjustable.


DIY Turban Headband


DIY Turban Headband - No-Sew

Grab a t-shirt. This men’s large gave me enough room to tie the ends. Depending on the size of your head, you may need a bigger shirt. If you don’t have any old t-shirts lying around, you can pick some up at Dollar Tree for only $1!

DIY Turban Headband - No-Sew

Fold your shirt in half and cut about 3 inches off the bottom.

DIY Turban Headband - No-Sew

Unfold that bottom piece and cut open one of the sides so you have a long strip. And that’s it!

To tie your DIY turban headband:

Start with the middle at the nape of your neck, where a normal headband sits.

Pull it in front above your ears.

Cross the ends at your forehead/hairline.

Cross again so it’s like a twist.

Wrap around your head to the back again and tie it in a double knot.

If your ends are long enough, you can tuck them back under the headband so they can’t be seen.

DIY Turban Headband - No-SewDIY Turban Headband - No-Sew

I think I might wear them out of the house, too!

DIY Turban Headband - No-Sew

The t-shirt I used was just for this tutorial. I didn’t really need to use a new shirt because I have so many t-shirts with the middles already cut out for fitted diapers I made! That’s what I used for the rest of these!

DIY Turban Headband - No-Sew

Garreth being his goofy self with the scraps!

Have you ever made a DIY headband? How did it turn out?

If you make one share a pic on Instagram and tag me @little_mager_house 

I’d love to see your creations!

4 thoughts on “DIY Turban Headband – No-Sew

    1. I made no sew headbands. I cut the sleeves off a stretchy t-shirt and the sleeves fitted perfectly around my head. I decorated them with stud earrings pushing them through the fabric and put small sylicon backs on them and then used pliers to bend back the ends of the studs so they don’t dig into my head.

  1. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity for sharing your knowledge. I am not patient or skilled with sewing so this seems easy enough for me to attempt. I’ve seen many MANY many MANY videos. I hope to give this a try. I am one of the ‘essential workers’. Praying over EVERYONE. Bless you and again thank you.

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