DIY Sweater Turban

by Kortney Campbell on March 6, 2012

At our clothing swap this past winter, I grabbed the prettiest purple sweater. The only issue was that it was a size large, and no matter how many times I tried it on with leggings it was just way too big. Since I love the color, I decided to use it for a DIY.

Here’s an easy knit turban headband I came up with. It’s so simple you can sew it by hand. Best of all, you just need a sweater you don’t mind cutting up and some sewing supplies!

1. Cut 2 pieces of the sweater- one 18” x 5” that will serve as the headband and the other 3” x 4” which will be the knot.

2. Sew a seam on the 5” side of the headband & the 4” side of the knot piece.

3. Wrap the knot piece around the headband (with the newly sewn seam on the inside)

4. Turn the knot piece inside out then sew the ends together (creating a loop) to ensure it stays around the headband.
Flip the knot right side out (so that the seem is on the inside) & there you go! It’s really that simple!

What’s your favorite up-cycled DIY you’ve seen lately?

About Kortney Campbell

I'm Kortney; a wife, natural mama and vegan in love with life, food and all things vintage! I've been vegan since December 2007, but have loved to cook & create pretty things since before I can remember. I started Vegan Housewives because I don't think you have to give up the joys of food when going vegan! I have a fondness for re-creating non-vegan recipes (especially my grandma's), making a healthier & animal friendly version so be sure to send me your favorite concoctions by clicking our "share a recipe" button - I would LOVE to veg-i-fy them!

  • { 3 comments… read them below or add one }

    Lisa March 6, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Love this!


    Chuck (Poppie) Stewart March 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    You amaze me


    Cindy Stewart March 7, 2012 at 5:12 am

    How easy, I would have never thought of using a sweater. Thanks for the quick DIY… by the way, I love the color too!


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