You will need:
- Black broadcloth fabric - 3 yards (I think it would help to have a little bit of stretch, but either way)
- Other accent scarfs of varying colours, styles, etc
- Accessories - any jewelry, flowers, feathers, clips, adornments etc
- You may want safety pins or sewing pins to fix some accessories to the headwrap
Now lets get started!
Put your hair into a high bun as in picture a). If you have short hair, you will need clips and bobby pins to get your hair off your neck and forehead.
Take your broadcloth and fold it in half lengthwise. The folded edge will cover your forehead as in picture b). Make sure the rest of the length is even on each side.
Twist the fabric outwards. Make sure the twist begins at your hairline and is evenly taut on each side. (c).
Cross the lengths of fabric in the back and bring them out on either side in the front. (d).
Cross the fabric over your forehead as in picture e) and twist each piece around the other. It will look sort of like a knot, but really each length of fabric is just looped around the other.
Tuck the ends into the back of the headwrap, wherever it looks even and won't fall out.
Choose another scarf or two, even hip scarves work, and wrap them around your head. Tuck the ends so it will not come apart.
Fix any adornments you have such as flowers, feather or jewelry onto your head wrap. Done!
These last two steps are what really make the headwrap your own. You can match the colours to coordinate with the rest of your outfit, or choose a certain style to go for. Bright scarves will be very fun, flowers and feathers are eye-catching, and dark or monochrome colour schemes with more regal jewelry can look very elegant.
I hope this tutorial gives you a basic idea of how to put together your very own ATS Headwrap!
Beautiful silk fabric flowers provided by Sareen Dream - follow her on Twitter now too! @Sareen_Dream
Also, a big thanks to my beautiful littler sister for being my model :) She'll be helping me with more hair and make-up tutorials in the future!