This is the Knotted Bow Baby Turban FREE sewing pattern from the designer Mindy Makes.
This project uses knit fabric. It’s an easy sewing project that is great for beginners who want to learn how to work with knit fabrics! They are super fun and easy to sew.
For this project, the designer recommends that you use a knit fabric with Spandex (Lycra). Spandex makes the fabric more elastic but also gives the fabric good recovery once it’s stretched. This helps the baby hat retain its shape over time instead of getting stretched out. You should note that the higher the percentage of Spandex, the better the fabric will recover when stretched. This means that the fabric will feel “tighter” compared to a fabric with less spandex.
Please be aware that if you use fabric that contains more than 15% spandex, then the designer recommends that you go up a size. Otherwise, stick to the sizes listed.
Here’s some very useful information from the designer regarding knit fabrics. Generally knit fabrics have either a 2 or a 4 way stretch.
If you choose to use a 2 Way Stretch Knit then the fabric stretches most along the cut line (perpendicular to the selvedge), with little stretch up and down (along the selvedge). It’s called a 2-way stretch because you can stretch the fabric to the left and to the right. For a 2 way stretch knit, align the arrow parallel to the direction of the greatest stretch, which is perpendicular to the selvedge.
If you choose to use a 4 Way Stretch Knit then the fabric stretches equally whether you pull it horizontally (perpendicular to the selvedge) or vertically (along the selvedge). For a 4 way Stretch knit, feel free to lay the pattern in any direction you wish. However, if the knit fabric has a specific design you want on the turban, you will need to place the pattern where you want the design.