I'm sure most of you dolls are very well aware of my love for hair accessories. So here's another little DIY for you all that would probably fall under the category of one of the trends this summer: the turban headband. It's really a subtle styled approach to the look as opposed to some of the larger, bolder styles you may have seen, especially on the runway. I'm a bit weary of being able to pull of the full head turban so here's my rendition that you all will hopefully be able to mimic yourselves. It's really quite simple.
You're going to start off with your about 48 in. long strip of fabric, and about 3 inches wide. The width really depends on you though and how thick you may want it. Cut it in half into two equal pieces. I actually used an old fabric belt that I had lying around that had came with some shorts I bought a while back.
You can then take the two pieces and interlock them like in the above picture. Leave that off to the side for now and you can come back to it later.
Next, using either a thick strip of the same material or another scrap as I did, you are going to be sewing the piece that will be covering the elastic that will go in the back of the headband. It should be a bit over 2 inches wide, depending on the width of you elastic, and about 12 in. long, give or take some. Simply sew the side closed, either by sewing by hand or machine. After that is done, turn the strip inside out so that the stitching is not shown.
Slip the elastic through the strip of material so that it scrunches up. Fold under the ends of the material and tuck them inside.
Tuck the ends of your original fabric into the tube of fabric with the elastic in it on either side. Sew along the edge of the fabric, making sure that you are sewing, the elastic, and both pieces material as you do so. I made the mistake of not getting the elastic when I did this, then had to sew it again. Once that is done, you have your headband!