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. 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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