DIY Shaped Scarf Headband

June 26, 2013 by DIY, Fashion, Guest Blogger

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From halter tops to galaxy scarves, the SDN gals can’t get enough of crafty, creative, and innovative ways to use (and reuse) our favorite accessory. That’s why we’re beyond thrilled to bring you our latest series: The Scarves Dot Net DIY Challenge.

Today, we can’t wait to introduce this do-it-yourself shaped headband from Brittany of The House that Lars Built. A twist on the traditional style, this scarf-made headband really pumps up the volume!

diy headband

I’ve always wondered how to add volume to a headband or turban. I’m not sure if there’s a universal trick I don’t know about, so I created my own — with wire! With just a single wire in a scarf or piece of fabric, you can transform a simple headband into any shape you wish: a big bow, a huge turban, or a simple tie.

diy headband supplies


  • Scarf (I used this one)
  • Wire
  • Wire cutter
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine

diy headband step 1

Step 1: Sew the length of the side of the scarf.

Step 2: Sew one end of the scarf.

how to make a headband from a scarf

Step 3: Cut a piece of wire a couple of inches longer than the length of the scarf.

Step 4: Bend the wire at the end into itself, making sure there are no sharp edges.

how to make a headband steps

Step 5: Insert the wire into the open space of the scarf.

diy scarf headband

Step 6: Sew up the last edge of the scarf.

how to shape a headband

Done-zo! Now you’re ready to shape it to your heart’s content and create your unique shapes.

A big thanks to Brittany of The House that Lars Built for transforming our Shannon scarf into such a versatile accessory!

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  • Reply Erin Melissa October 11, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Mind sharing specifically which type of wire you used? Thanks!

    • Reply admin October 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Hi Erin! Brittany used a regular aluminum craft wire you can find at any ol’ craft store! Have fun making that headband. XO :)

      • Reply admin October 18, 2013 at 10:05 am

        Hey Erin! Just a little follow-up. We reached out to Brittany, and this is what she said about the wire: “You know, I don’t know the gauge of it, but it’s about 3mm wide if that helps at all. I find that any wire that’s pretty thick works well!” Hopefully this helps!

      • Reply Eunice April 7, 2015 at 10:21 am

        How many inches did you use

  • Reply Dee Dee July 8, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    so much fun! You really pulled that off! Great Job!

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