Last summer in New York i came across this beauty in a department store: a Lanvin turban headband. Very beautiful crepe jersey,wide elastic and that very chic detail: faux leather trapezoid between the fabric and the elastic.
Unfortunatly its price was not really my average acceptable price for this kind of accessorize so I decided to try to make one myself, especially with this faux leather detail.
As I m dreaming about a world where everybody would wear a turban , I m giving you the tutorial HERE!
-15 cm of 2.5 cm wide black elastic.
– 2 pieces of 30cm on 50cm fabric ( you can definitly use any kind of fabric as long as it s not too thick).
-black faux leather : 25 cm on 5 cm.
SEW 2 TUBES:
Fold the pieces of fabric in half along the 50cm side, right side facing right side. Pin, sew in place with a 1 cm Seam Allowance. Turn inside out.
You ll have 2 tubes.
JOIN THE 2 TUBES:
By making a ” cross” like on the picture. Then pin each end of each tube by pair and sew together to make 2 loops.
SEW THE ELASTIC IN PLACE:
Put the elastic on the middle of one loop end and sew it in place. Then fold the fabric over the elastic at the top and bottom, pin in place and sew. It can get really bulky and difficult to sew at this stage so take your time with the machine. No worries if your stitches look messy these ones will be hidden later. Do this only on one side for the moment.
PREPARE THE FAUX LEATHER TRAPEZOIDS:
Cut 4 trapezoids in the faux leather. They should be 4 cm high and have 7 cm at the base and 4 cm at the top. Draw them like on this picture on the back of the faux leather with white chalk, then cut them.
Take 2 of them and put them wrong side facing wrong side. Sew them together along the sides only with a 5 mm Seam Allowance. You ll get 2 trapezoids with an open base and open top.
ADD THE TRAPEZOIDS TO THE TURBAN:
Slip one trapezoid over the elastic so that it ll cover your first stitches and sew it in place along the base of the trapezoid through all the layers of fabric plus elastic. Then sew along the top of the trapezoid through the elastic.
It is now time to try the turban on and see how much elastic you ll need to get it at your size. Mark with a pin.Then you can slip the 2 nd trapezoid over the elastic for later and sew the elastic in place on the other loop of fabric ( same as we did before). To finish you just have to put the 2 nd trapezoid in place covering the first stitches and sew it in place along its base and top.
You ve got a lovely Lanvin Style Turban Headband for a tiny fraction of the price!