Turban Sewing Pattern

(6 customer reviews)


This vintage chic turban sewing pattern will become a head-turning staple in your wardrobe. Elegant with a slim design, this twisted turban hat actually twists onto your head for a custom fit!  A bestseller in our shop, the headwrap pattern is reversible and sophisticated. While the hair turban pattern looks complicated, it’s actually really easy to sew.  And the comprehensive tutorial will show you how to make the turban, step by step. The turban pattern PDF is beginner-friendly, a forgiving project to start exploring sewing with knits, and you can whip one up in less than an hour with crystal clear photo instructions.

  • Note – This is a PDF sewing pattern, not an actual turban.


Turban Sewing Pattern Details

This turban sewing pattern actually came about from a knitted 1940s vintage turban hat. I first made the original knitted version using a vintage knitting pattern.  Then, I loved the unique design so much that I drafted a sewing pattern to be able to make it from knit fabric for a slimmer, more fitted look.

This turban sewing pattern shows you step-by-step how to make a turban. It includes 3 sizes (small, medium and large) and wraps for a custom fit to the wearer. The pattern you’ll receive includes 18 pages of simple and easy step-by-step instructions, with pictures for each step, diagrams, and sewing tips. The pattern has been thoughtfully and carefully created, with all skill levels in mind, and thoroughly tested to make sure it’s easy to understand.

The turban pattern comes in 3 sizes. Tailoring instructions are also included in the pattern to make size alterations for an adjustable, perfect, custom fit.

  • Small: 21″ – 21 7/8″ (53.34cm – 55.56cm)

  • Medium: 22″ – 22 7/8″ (55.88cm – 58.10cm)

  • Large: 23″+ (58.42cm+)

  • 3/4 yard of 45″ main fabric (knit fabrics like single knits, jersey, cotton interlock, lightweight double knits, stretch velvet or two way stretch)

  • 3/4 yard of 45″ lining fabric (also must be a knit fabric)

  • Notions: thread, scissors, tailors chalk, pins, needle

  • Tools: home printer & 8.5″ x 11″ paper or A4, sewing machine

  • Basic sewing machine zig zag stitching

  • Slipstitch handstitch

  • Sewing with knits

How to Tie the Turban

Our turban is the perfect design for an actual twisted turban that’s easy to put on. Many other DIY turban hat patterns don’t truly wrap around your head — a gathering stitch is made in the front so it only looks like a headwrap.  And on the other hand a fully wrapped turban can be cumbersome to take on and off.  But our version is the perfect balance.  In the video you can see it features a fitted cap, with a loop that extends out of the front which is twisted and wrapped around the wearer’s head.  As a result, it creates an authentic twisted turban, but with a slim, fitted silhouette without the bulk.

This turban sewing pattern also makes a perfect chemo cap pattern. It provides full head coverage and wraps for a custom fit. Many of our customers have made these hats for people who have cancer.

What Our Customers Say

“This a super great simple pattern for a turban! Directions are very clear and have pictures and the customer service is wonderful. I’ve already whipped up two of these and I think this will be my go-to pattern for head coverings.”


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6 reviews for Turban Sewing Pattern

  1. Amanda

    This a super great simple pattern for a turban! Directions are very clear and have pictures and the customer service is wonderful. I’ve already whipped up two of these and I think this will be my go-to pattern for head coverings.

  2. Karen

    This pattern was easy and quick to sew. I couldn’t find the to the video link for the tutorial. Wasn’t an issue after a quick message. Link was provided promptly. Thankyou.

  3. Jacqueline

    Pattern printed spot on, and it was easy to make and had fun making them as well.

  4. Cherice

    this turban design is so easy to make.

  5. Chelsea

    Perfect! Even included a little bonus. Thank you so much!

  6. Moesha

    easy to understand, i will enjoy doing this, thank you.

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