How to Sew a Simple Shower Turban

Updated on October 22, 2018
lbrummer profile image

Loraine enjoys making crafts and sharing the projects she’s developed. Her crafts include pictured, step-by-step tutorials and templates.

Turn a Towel Into a Shower Turban!

Would you like to make a simple shower turban that can also be used to keep hair out of your face when you're applying makeup? I've sewn many of these turbans to give as gifts to family members and friends. My college and teenage granddaughters and their mothers love them and use theirs every day.

Now that summer is almost over, it is the perfect time to purchase beach towels because they are on clearance—you can get them at a terrific price! Last summer, I purchased the towel shown above for $4.98. This plush type towel measured 34"x62", and I made four turbans from it. Trust me when I say that you and anyone you make a shower turban will love it. Let's get started!

What You'll Need

  • Beach towel, bath towel, or terry cloth fabric
  • 3/8" elastic
  • Pattern: Print out the sections and tape them together.

1. Get a Plush Beach Towel

This is the beach towel that I paid $4.98 for. Of course, I bought more of them because I wanted to make many shower turban gifts.

  • I like plush towels because I think they have a more expensive look, but regular beach towels would work also.
  • You can also use large bath towels or terry cloth fabric.
  • If the beach towels are purchased late summer, those towels are the best buy, cost-wise.

2. Fold the Towel in Half

Carefully fold the towel, making sure the edges are even. Lay your pattern on the towel to see which way gives you the most turbans. Pin and cut. Make a dot where the elastic will be inserted.

3. Four Turbans From One Beach Towel

This photo just shows you how I was able to get four turbans cut from one beach towel.

4. Elastic Fastener

Cut a 4" piece of 3/8" wide elastic, fold it in half, and insert it with the loop side to the inside. This should be between the turban pieces. Pin or baste in place.

5. Sew the Rounded Edge

Sew the rounded edge of the shower turban in a 1/2" seam. I found that if I pinned the edge before I started sewing, it kept the fabrics from shifting.

6. Zig-Zag the Sewn Edge

With a wide zig-zag stitch, finish the sewn edge. This will keep the edge from fraying and also contain the fuzz. Use a wide stitch with close-length stitches.

7. Hem the Straight Side

Start hemming the turban at the top or bottom seam. I find that if I make a small slash in the seam (about 1/4" from the edge) and turn it the opposite direction as the rest of the seam, it's easier to hem over the layers of fabric.

You're Finished!

Shower turbans are so easy to make and are a much-appreciated gift. Be sure to try one for yourself. If you need to make the turban larger or smaller, just add or subtract a half inch or inch to the straighter side of the turban pattern.

How To Use The Shower Turban

I know that it seems like it should be really easy to know how to put the turban on, but just in case you'd like to see pictures, I've included these. Haley's hair wasn't wet when these pictures were taken. Wet hair would be easier to tuck into the turban.

1. Tuck Your Hair Into the Turban

Tuck your long hair into the smaller part of the shower turban.

2. Do the Twist

Simply twist the small end of the turban with your hair tucked inside.

3. Slip the End Into the Elastic Loop

Slip the end into the elastic loop to hold your shower turban in place. Easy, wasn't it?The shower turban is in place. You can put on your makeup or curl up on the couch to watch a movie or read a book.

A Rave Review!

Haley, my granddaughter, said she loves the shower turban and uses it all the time.

Questions & Answers

    © 2013 Loraine Brummer

    Would You Like a Shower Turban Like This? - or leave a comment

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      • Rhonda Lytle profile image

        Rhonda Lytle 

        5 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

        What a cool use for a beach towel. I love how this can be done for the good parts of a towel that has some damage.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, feltmagnet.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://feltmagnet.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)