I made these head wraps for drying your hair. The materials I used were towel fabric, a short length of string, and a button. From a yard of fabric I was able to make four of them. You can modify them if you wish, the emasurements I used will fit most heads.
Step 1: Get Some Terry Towel Fabric
Buy some terry towel fabric, (or use an old towel) and fold fabric in half. The pattern should look like half of a teardrop. You need two of these to make the headwrap.
Step 2: Here I'm Using an Old "turban" to Make a Pattern for a New One.
The dimensions are around 10 inches across and 26 inches long.
Step 3: Sew Two Pieces Together
Putting the two pieces together (good sides facing each other) sew along curved edge.
Step 4: Seam Finish the Straight Edges
The straight edges are zig-zagged (or hemmed) to finish. Do not sew together.
Step 5: Add Loop on "pointy End" of Headwrap.
I used a piece of satin cording , but you could use a bit of wool or ribbon. Make a loop to accomodate a button you will be using on the other end of the headwrap. Hand-sew in place.
Step 6: Sew Button to Curved End of Headwrap.
Make sure that the loop (added in the previous step) accomodates the button.
Step 7: Headwrap Complete.
To use, tilt head down, put end of headwrap with button at the nape of your neck, fitting head into round part of headwrap. Tuck hair into headwrap. Twist extra fabric at forehead towards back of head and fasten with the buttton and loop. I missed the contest for the christmas gifts but I did manage to sew one of these for virtually everyone I knew at Christmas.