Friday, February 19, 2016

DIY Double-Sided Head Wrap Tutorial


LaTonya of A Beautiful Mess shows you how to sew your own head wrap, a perfect accessory for the transition between these last Winter days and the coming Spring.

Hi guys! LaTonya here with another easy and fun DIY to share with you all! I love wearing head wraps. It's something that has become a style comfort zone for me, and instantly brings a bit of color and happiness to my outfits. Wearing a head wrap can truly be a stylish addition to any wardrobe. Some head wraps are quite expensive to purchase, but with this DIY, you can make your own double-sided head wrap in just a few minutes. Half the cost, double the wear! 
First, choose your fabrics. This is the fun part, besides wearing the wrap of course. Since the wrap will act as two wraps in one, choosing fabrics that are total opposites and can be worn with completely different outfits is key. I chose a plant-based fabric and a blue floral fabric. Each fabric should be cotton. 


Supplies:
- sewing machine
- scissors
- measuring tape
- two yards of each fabric (I always like to purchase more than enough fabric just in case.)

Step One: First things first, measure and cut your fabric! The fabric length is the most important part. For your head wrap to be fully functional, each piece of fabric needs to be measured and cut to 62" x 17". Depending on your hair, you'll end up having a lot of extra fabric to wrap, or you'll just have enough to tuck under after you wrap. The more of the wrap you have after tying the better. You want to be able to create large knots if you would like to in the future.

Step Two: Now for some easy sewing! Lay your two pieces of fabric down so the back sides are facing out and pin. (Before pinning, I also suggest that you iron your fabric. This isn't necessary, but it makes the fabric look so much neater). Sew completely around, leaving one of the width sides open. Flip the double-sided wrap right side out and finish sewing the gap.

My Fair Hair Tip: Choose 100% cotton, silk, or satin fabrics, as these will be less likely to snag your hair. Satin and silk are best, as they help the hair retain moisture.


What pattern of fabric will you choose for your head wrap?