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.
-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.
Once you’re completely finished with sewing, your wrap is complete! Wasn’t that easy?
The great thing about a head wrap is you can wear it so many ways. Sometimes, I like my hair fully covered, so I pull it all in and have a tucked-in knot like above. Sometimes, I like a little bit of hair in my face and let it hang out.
Other times, I like a lot of my hair shown and fold the length of the wrap one time, and then tie it. Then it shows most of my fro. Enjoy! xo. LaTonya
This is a really beautiful and clever way to make a head wrap! I love the way it looks and I’m sure it will be very comfortable to wear.
Thank you very much
Thank you LaTonya, I adapted your pattern to fit a doll I was dressing. It turned out so well..so thank you very much. Linds
Wow!!! lovely tutorial, clear and concise! you are beautiful LaTonya. I agree a followup on tying would be welcome. Peace and Balance
You look gorgeous!!
Thanks for the tut!
Thanks for the great tutorial. Just whipped one up this morning. ????
Really cute wrap LaTonya. Beautiful tutorial.
It’s refreshing to see your face and contribution here.
Hey! Adorable head wrap but I’m also admiring your t-shirt! Mind sharing the place of origin?
I love this, thanks for posting! Scarves and head wraps are must have style accessories for me, so I would love to give this a try!
Yaaaaaaaay for people of color on this site. I have been visiting this site often and I am so excited to see someone who looks like me on the site. There is nothing wrong with following sites that are organized and run by people of other races but it just gives a little extra comfort when you see someone who looks like you. Thank you so much for this.
I’m a longtime fan of the blog who has never commented, but I have to say it–I’m just so glad to see a woman of color contributing regularly, and here with a hair tutorial that’s appropriate for natural hair! Brava, team.
Oh my goodness! A woman of a similar hair type and complexion as me on ABM?!?! Love it, you guys! Love the tutorial, definitely going to do this one!
I’m on it ladies! Thank you so much for reading!
I will get on that.
Yes, the cut is just a super long rectangle!
Beautiful! Would also like a “how to” on the tying aspect, please?
so fun!! i love the prints you chose!
Yes! I would love to see a video on how to tie these. LaTonya’s results are so perfect and can those of us with short haircuts get the same look?
Just wondering–hope to see a video. 🙂
What a beautiful woman!
I love this! It looks so good and it’s so easy to make. Great for bad hair days too! I’ll definitely be giving it a go! Any chance you could do a post on different ways to tie it? I know you explained how at the end but it would be great to see a more detailed version with pics if possible! Also majorly jealous of your eyeliner skills!