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so yesterday i was walking around the building taking random photos and saw our office coordinator wearing this adorable scarf as a turban.  i’ve seen people wear scarves like this before but i’ve never been able to figure out how to do it – luckily she was kind enough to show me!

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if the scarf is square, start by folding it in half into a triangle shape.  this scarf was particularly large so she folded it over a little bit to make it smaller.

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next drape the scarf over your head with straight edge at the back of your head and the triangle point hanging in front (it’s ok if it hangs over your face, you can fix that later).

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take the ends in your hands and bring to the front as pictured, and make one knot at the front of the head:

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wrap the remaining fabric back around your head and tie in a knot at the back:

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tuck the knot and extra fabric underneath the turban, and do the same with the fabric hanging in the front.

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voila! thanks for the tutorial, A.!

now i just need the loving leopard scarf so i can re-create this look:

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Comments

tippy -January 13, 2011, 3:22PM

that’s so awesome! thanks for the tutorial. i too need the leopard scarf and i HAVE to have those lace pants! love the entire look!

Lauren -January 13, 2011, 3:47PM

I starting doing this a while ago with my mom’s old scarves from the 70s. Great post!

Zoe -January 13, 2011, 4:36PM

where is that picture from?

fp julia -January 13, 2011, 4:47PM

it’s from our january catalog!
http://www.freepeople.com/january-11-catalog/

maria g. -January 14, 2011, 12:00AM

thanks julia. i’ve been looking for these kind of directions. very specific. the ones one youtube are not that great….can you do one similar to this on how to tie vintage bandanas showing the bow at the top. Not sure if i am explaining it well. if you can, it would be lovely

eunice -January 14, 2011, 12:05AM

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!

Yoshan -January 14, 2011, 8:32AM

omg so cool! can’t wait to try this out :)

Renee -January 14, 2011, 8:58AM

found another use for my scarf! ♥

Monica -January 14, 2011, 9:06AM

Wonder how that would look with short hair. will try and get a photo to post. +Peace.

monse -January 14, 2011, 9:33AM

Thank you so much fot this tutorial it is very useful

fp julia -January 14, 2011, 12:37PM

maria g- i think i know what you mean, i’ll try!

cyn -January 14, 2011, 12:46PM

love the scraf

hafsa -January 14, 2011, 3:51PM

Do you know where you got the scarf from that you’re wearing?

abby -January 15, 2011, 7:38PM

Where is the scarf that she is wearing from???

fp julia -January 17, 2011, 5:48PM

hey guys- the scarf in the tutorial is from a thrift store, not sure about the red one (she’s currently out of the office)…will let you know!

Shannon -February 8, 2011, 5:32PM

are those lace pants available? I didn’t see them on the website? Swoooon!!!

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