The Eastern headdress, with its appearance from fabric to the manner of tying it showing the status of the owner, for a long time remained only the subject of Muslim culture. And in the number of stylish accessories, worn in Europe, entered only in the 70s., Suddenly capturing the podiums, and then moving into everyday life. In 2011-12 He was again at the peak of popularity, and today there is almost every woman of fashion in the wardrobe.
How to tie a turban on his head: ways
In the countries of the East, there are about 1000 ways of dressing a turban, and they are selected according to the occasion and position in society, as well as the color of the fabric for headgear. Europe, of course, has rejected these conventions, giving women of fashion the opportunity to find the perfect option for themselves in terms of style of clothes and other factors. Including the shape of the face, which this accessory is easy to adjust.
For this reason, it is believed that the turban goes to absolutely all women. The only thing that is important to know is the need to create the perfect makeup, because the turban opens up a lot of face. Previously, this headgear was wound on a hat or skullcap, but today it has become an independent element of the wardrobe.
If a long rectangular scarf (tippet) is used as a turban, not stitched with its ends, it can be tied in different ways. For example, fold in half, place the middle at the temple. The side parts of the scarf will lie on the hairline at the top and bottom, the ends will be at the opposite temple. They need to be combined and begin to twist into a bundle. As soon as it turns out to be tight, in the same direction the harness is laid on the temple "snail", its tail tucked under a turban and fixed invisible. In such a manner, the headdress was tied in the 1920s.
A more popular version at fashion shows is that when the middle of the rectangle falls on the hairline at the forehead, the shawl fits the head, and its ends cross at the back of the head, and then begin to curl again. They are wrapped around the head on the fabric, and at the time of their new crossing at the back of the head they hide under the turban, securing them with invisible ones. This version resembles a spit-basket around the head.
The most modern version is made of elastic fabric with a crossing over the forehead. In this form, a turban is somewhat similar to a sports bandage and fits into most images. In order to tie it like this, a long scarf is bent in half and in such a folded form it is applied to the back of the head in the middle of its half. The end with a loop and free tails stretched above the forehead, equally spaced from each other.
Now, one of the free tails of the scarf is threaded into the loop from the bottom up, and the product is tightened at the hairline, after which the free tails in this place are tied into a weak knot. Each of them is laid along the head on both sides, the tips are hidden under a turban.
You can also tie a square scarf in the manner of a turban if it has a sufficiently wide perimeter so that when you add a product in a triangle, you can get long ends. Then the wide line (the base of an isosceles triangle) lies on the back of the head, the apex lowers onto the forehead, the lateral corners-tails are drawn from the sides forward and, crossing, turn 360 degrees. So they fix the position of the headdress without a knot. Then the tails round the head again, refueling under the turban from the back, and the front tip rises up and tucks in to the place where the tails twist.
How to make a turban?
The turban can make any scarf or scarf of sufficient length, but it is not always possible to fix it so as not to be afraid of the destruction of the structure at the wrong time. Therefore, it is much easier to sew some models by fitting a fastening element to them: a rubber band, a hook or a button. These details may look like an additional decoration, or they may become completely invisible.
What is worth knowing, wanting to make a turban yourself? The fabric for it is monotonous in most situations, although occasionally you can see patterned materials in fashion shows. However, even in such a situation, they are made in a single color with small nuances of shades: for example, the basic tone is ashen gray, and the pattern is several levels darker. The fabric for the original headdress needs a lot: the average length of the cut is 7 m, and for some models it is even more - all 20 m. For its “European” version, considerably lighter, sometimes 1-1.5 m is enough.
The simplest model is made in a few minutes from 4 long rectangles, using 2-3 hooks. The width of the rectangle is taken no more than 30-35 cm, the length is equal to the circumference of the head with an increase of 1-2 cm. The details are folded in pairs by the front sides, sewn together with a small stitch and turned inside out. After that, they are crossed, in each detail the short sides are combined and fixed with a thread. The final stage is the stitching of hidden hooks and loops to the short sides.
A more complex model of a turban, covering the head completely and having a different pattern, resembles a cap. For her elastic fabric is required to cut out a rectangle, whose long side will be 60 cm, and short - 30 cm. The upper corners of the product are rounded, after which the cut is folded in half with the combination of the sides. Preliminary, it is desirable to process the lower long side, protecting it from shedding. You can do this if you bend the edge and hem or pass it through an overlock.
All edges, except for the bottom, are swept away among themselves and gently stitched on a typewriter, after which it is necessary to pull the fabric on the same thread, creating folds. The main part of them should fall on the short side, so it is advisable to stitch from the upper left corner to the lower right side.
Then the product is turned outwards and put on a three-liter jar to give it the correct shape. It is necessary to arrange the future turban so that the seam is in front of you, after which you grab the fabric to the side of it on both sides and join it overlapping. In this place, it is tipped with a strong thread, which is recommended to use fishing line. Such a step with a grip and overlap is repeated 2 times, the fabric is taken each time just below. The result is a reverse herringbone, a dense tail will hang down. It should be cut, but not under the root, the rest bend into folds and hem.
This place will be when putting on the headdress in front, you need to forehead, so you can even close it with a decorative brooch. If necessary, an additional assembly is made on the seamy side in the back of the head to reduce the size of the turban.
Homemade turban do it yourself: making
The design in haste, which is created from the towel after washing the head, is also a kind of turban. However, it often has the ability to disintegrate right there, so it is much more sensible to purchase a similar headdress or make it yourself. This is a very convenient and useful thing necessary in the issue of hair care. In particular, many masks need warming, and it is easier to cover the head with a turban than to wrap it with a towel.
To make such a turban yourself, you need a terry cloth. The pattern can be used the same as previously proposed for an everyday turban on the way out, or you can use a simpler scheme with a form fixation on a button located behind. In such a situation, a rectangle is cut from a fabric measuring 75 by 35, which is folded in half. At the combined edges with a distance of 20 cm from the top corner points are marked, connecting in a semicircle. It should be repeated the movement of scissors.
Edges are trimmed and stitched, only the bottom long side remains intact. A large button is sewn at the bottom of the seam (at the intersection of the short side and long bottom side). On the upper corner, not rounded, a loop is made of tightly woven or twisted threads, or of a strong elastic band, which is safer and more comfortable. The final stage of the turban is put on the head, the front edge with a loop twists into a braid and is thrown back, fastened to a button.
In search of ideas for the use of a turban, you can refer to fashion shows, images of Hollywood actresses of the past millennium, and modern films. The main task is to think over the entire ensemble and it is interesting to submit it: then even the simplest turban from the classic scarf will become a memorable and vivid detail.