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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Head Wrap:.

For Christmas, my friend gave me a head wrap and I sort of fell in love with it. I like it for days when I do my hair, and for days when I don’t! Totally versatile, and I think they suit just about everyone!

Knit Head Wrap at SumosSweetStuff.com #sewing #tutorial

Totally comfortable, and totally simple to make if you know how to sew!

Here’s what you need:

- knit fabric (great project for leftover scraps!)
- elastic (I used 1/4”)
- sewing machine/accessories

Knit Head Wrap at SumosSweetStuff.com #sewing #tutorial

The head wrap consists of two parts: a wide band that makes up most of the head wrap, as well as a skinny band in back that holds the elastic. Start off with the skinny band by cutting a piece of elastic to about 5” and a piece of fabric to 10” x 2”.

Knit Head Wrap at SumosSweetStuff.com #sewing #tutorial

For the main band, cut a piece of fabric to 13.5” x 11”.

Knit Head Wrap at SumosSweetStuff.com #sewing #tutorial

Take both bands, and fold them – length wise – with right sides facing in. Sew along the raw edges.

Knit Head Wrap at SumosSweetStuff.com #sewing #tutorial

Turn the skinny band right side out.

Knit Head Wrap at SumosSweetStuff.com #sewing #tutorial

Take the piece of elastic, and attach a safety pin at one end. Feed the elastic into the skinny band so that the end of the elastic without the safety pin lines up to the opening.

Knit Head Wrap at SumosSweetStuff.com #sewing #tutorial

Now place the skinny band inside the main band, lining up the end where the elastic is with the open end of the main band. You will want to fold in your main band to taper it to a thinner width.

Knit Head Wrap at SumosSweetStuff.com #sewing #tutorial

Sew the two bands together, making sure you get over that elastic a couple of times to keep it in place.

Knit Head Wrap at SumosSweetStuff.com #sewing #tutorial

Turn the main band right side out. Pull the elastic through the skinny band, using the safety pin.

Knit Head Wrap at SumosSweetStuff.com #sewing #tutorial

Fold in the other end of the main band, folding in the raw edge of the fabric. Tuck the elastic band inside, and sew in place. Yes, this is a tad sloppy looking on the outside, and you could do it differently if that bothers you, but if we’re being honest, who is really going to be looking at that or noticing it?

Knit Head Wrap at SumosSweetStuff.com #sewing #tutorial

Put that baby on and admire!

Knit Head Wrap at SumosSweetStuff.com #sewing #tutorial

I really hate taking selfies. (But do you notice my acrylic bead necklace? Love it!)

Knit Head Wrap at SumosSweetStuff.com #sewing #tutorial

But don’t you love it? I am pretty sure I need to whip up a bunch more for my trip to Hawaii next month. Yes, I said Hawaii. Feel free to be jealous.

Knit Head Wrap at SumosSweetStuff.com #sewing #tutorial

12 comments:

  1. Super cute Summer! I probably need to make about a million of these. I would love to wear them, and I am SURE my girls would too! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. These are so cute! I have never worn one. I need to make one and try it out!

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  3. CUTE! I might have to try one of these for myself.

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  4. I need to try something like this. Looks comfy!

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  5. I so wish I could pull these off! Too cute! I'll have to make one or two for my sister!

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  6. That is so cute and you look darling in a head wrap.

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  7. Well don't you look totally fabulous! Think I can pull one off with short hair?

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  8. Such a cute tutorial. I giggled a little at the bit about nobody noticing one sloppy seam. It's so true!

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  9. Thanks for hosting today :-) Love the head wrap!!
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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